Family Weekend.

The 2014 Family Camp Weekend

(and Mother's Day Brunch),

May 9-11, 2014


Camp is not just for your children.  This unique type of family vacation gives you the rare opportunity to share the joy of learning, singing, sports, art activities and a spirit filled shabbat celebration together.  Celebrate Mother's Day with your family in the springtime of beautiful Ojai.


Family Weekend Online Registration - Registration NOW OPEN

Nestled in the lovely hills of Ojai, California, you will find Camp Ramah at the Zimmer Conference Center. Each year, Jewish families have the opportunity to come together for a family camp experience. Family campers can unwind in a spectacular setting without worrying about cooking, cleaning, or what to do with the kids.  Develop and deepen friendships with families who share a commitment to Jewish life and community.



Hotel-style accommodations
Bunk beds, private bath




Children (2 and older)



Mother's Day Brunch (included in price of registration for weekend partcipants)

Invite your family to join you for a special Mother's Day Brunch and program

$30/per adult and $20 per child (ages 4-18)

Please Note:

Ramah provides programming for children 2 years of age or older. Children 2nd grade and older will have the opportunity to be housed in cabins with their counselors for the same rate. All other children are housed with their parents. Linens are ONLY provided for Adults in Lodge housing. Families must provide linens for adults and children in cabins, AND for children in Lodge housing.

Camp Activities

Campers of all ages enjoy organized activities, find adventure on their own, or just sit back and forget their cares. Enjoy excellent kosher cuisine and explore Camp Ramah's majestic acres through hiking, swimming and sports. Kids of all ages love spending time with new and old friends and developing a sense of independence in a secure and healthy environment. Adults gather each night for exciting programming with babysitting provided. Throughout your time at camp, adults enjoy sessions with our exceptional Scholar-in-Residence while our wonderful staff of counselors provides activities and adventures for children ages two and older. Come to Camp Ramah in Ojai and make family camp memories that will last a lifetime.



Rabbi Aaron alexander

Associate Dean of the Ziegler School; Lecturer in Rabbinic Studies and Jewish Law

Rabbi Aaron Alexander is the Associate Dean of the Ziegler School and Lecturer in Rabbinics and Jewish Law.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida, received his MA and ordination from the AJU's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, while also spending extended time learning at the Conservative Yeshivah and JTSA. Along with his academic teaching he gives an early morning class on the Arba'ah Turim Ha-Shalem that is recorded for Jewish learners worldwide and posted to "" under Exploring Jewish Law, Laws of Shabbat, and Laws of Passover.  Rabbi Alexander also gives a regular class at IKAR in Los Angeles on rabbinic thought and  methodology.

He is a certified mashgiach (kosher supervisor) by the the Conservative Movement's Rav Hamachshir program and currently serves on its Committee for Jewish Law and Standards, where he has two approved teshuvot.  Rabbi Alexander has been published in the "Walking With..." series ( with a fresh article on the Jewish view of 'Singlehood' as well as an article on Shabbat (co-authored with Rabbi Sharon Brous).  He is regularly published in CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism as well as the Huffington Post and is currently a blogger for the Sh'ma online journal. (  Rabbi Alexander also contributed traditional text chapters to the first three editions of the JPS series, "Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices."   

Most importantly, he was a founding staff member at Camp Ramah Darom in 1997, where he worked 10 summers and served on the Board of Directors, and now is honored to spend summers as Rabbi-in-Residence at Camp Ramah in California along with Rabbi Penina Alexander.  

Rabbi Penina Alexander - bio available soon

Associate Director of Education, IKAR



Program Coordinator

Rebecca Schatz is pursuing her Masters Degree at the American Jewish University in Education. Rebecca will attend Rabbinical School in the fall of 2012 and is extremely excited to continue this path further into Jewish Education in the Rabbinate. Rebecca graduated with honors from Indiana University in May of 2010 with a Bachelors in Choral Music Education and a minor in Hebrew Studies. She has spent 12 summers at Camp Ramah in California as a camper, counselor, head of singing (Rosh Shira) and head of an age unit (Rosh edah). Rebecca thrives in the Ramah community as a teacher and student all in one. She is lucky to have the Ramah community so close to her education as she pursues a life fulfilled in areas of Torah, T'fillah and experiential Jewish learning. When not at camp or in school, Rebecca teaches at Milken Community High School, Sinai Temple Religious School, HaZamir Los Angeles, at acts as an intern and facilitator as a program for the Skirball center. Rebecca hopes to enjoy another weekend at Ramah with all of you and share in the joy of Shabbat as a community!


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