Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

By Ben Sales 

Ramah camps anticipate a total budget shortfall of $27 million this year, but don't expect to fold


(JTA)—The network of 10 Conservative Jewish Ramah camps in North America will lose approximately half of their collective annual revenue if they all need to cancel camp and refund tuition—a total shortfall of $27 million.

But Ramah leadership is confident that even without the 2020 season, the camps will be around for 2021.

“If we don’t run our camps, we’re going to mitigate about half of our expenses, but that leaves a lot of money to be raised,” said Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, the director of the National Ramah Commission. “We already know that all of our camps will be able to su...

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