Vision at the Heart - Lessons from Camp Ramah on the Power of Ideas in Shaping Educational Institutions

Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education; American Jewish Committee; Mandel Foundation (Jerusalem)

Author(s): William Novak; Seymour Fox

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Jewish education; American Jews; Camp

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


We live in a time when the Jewish community is searching for ways to revitalize existing institutions and to build new ones. What can we learn about the centrality of vision to the excellence of an educational institution? How can the experience of Ramah illuminate contemporary efforts to transform Jewish life in North American through education?