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Ramah reunion
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Author: Salomon, Gur
Date: Apr 18, 2003
Start Page: 10
Section: Features
Abstract (Document Summary)

Entrusted with the task of instilling more Judaism in the Camp Ramah participants, are American instructors aided by specially trained Israelis who familiarize the campers with Israel, its people, history, and culture. The Israelis, most of whom had just finished their army service, go through a demanding screening process held by the Jewish Agency. The ones chosen for the mission abroad are "the cream of the crop" according to Billy Mencow, the New England camp director.

Yehuda Gubani, 48, an instructor who began working for Camp Ramah in 1978, has a story that says it all. At a camp summer session 10 years ago, he taught a young girl the Hebrew word for lollipop. In the following days, she would come and ask to enrich her vocabulary with more Hebrew words. They parted ways at the end of summer and Gubani returned to Israel. Gubani took his father for a check-up at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital a year ago and all of a sudden noticed a white-clad nurse with a familiar face.

Photo; New England Director Billy Mencow addresses participants at the 50th anniversary Camp Ramah reunion. Mencow is a former Ramah camper.

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