A dozen members of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England and their chaperones visited Israel from December 20, 2006 January 3, 2007. Howard Blas, director of Ramah New England’s Tikvah
Program, expressed his feelings about this special experience.
The trip was a dream come true. This was my third Tikvah Ramah Israel trip, and the 10th trip to Israel in the history of our Tikvah Program. We enjoyed seeing places of historical significance, davening in so many different places the Kotel, outside of our guest houses in the Negev and Galil, and at different synagogues, purchasing souvenirs for ourselves and friends, and supporting the Israeli economy. But, most of all, we enjoyed seeing our many Israeli friends.
Our group was like a magnet, and the Israelis were like iron filings drawn to us everywhere we went. I am pleased that our campers and program alumni (age range: 17-31) felt comfortable in Israel and will return to their homes, schools and communities as great shlichim and hasbara members for Israel.”