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How Camp Ramah Met the Challenges of the 1990s

Hosted By: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education

The Jewish overnight camping industry was on the verge of major changes in the late 1980s, when Shelly Dorph became the head of the Ramah National Commission. Jonathan Krasner will discuss the case of Ramah and how it reflects on the challenges and opportunities that Jewish non-profit summer camps faced in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Professor Jonathan Krasner

Jonathan Krasner's 2020 book, “Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps” (Rutgers University Press), co-authored with Sarah Bunin Benor and Sharon Avni, was the recipient of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award in Education and Jewish Identity. His 2011 book, “The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education” (Brandeis University Press), was the winner of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. He was named as a 2012 finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. In addition to the history of American Jewish education, his research interests include the teaching and learning of Jewish history and social studies, Jewish youth, and Jews and sexuality.
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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education

The Mandel Center develops and promotes scholars of and scholarship on teaching and learning in Jewish education. Our work inspires Jewish educators and policymakers to think, talk and act more effectively, in order to make a deep and lasting difference in the lives of learners and the vibrancy of the Jewish community.
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