Description: Ezra — an 8-week vocational training program for young adults ages 18-26 — captures the passion and excitement o ...read moreEzra — an 8-week vocational training program for young adults ages 18-26 — captures the passion and excitement of Camp Ramah. During the summer, Ezra Program participants live at camp alongside 1400 staff and campers. They fill their days with job site experience, life skill classes, recreational activities and living Judaism.
The Ezra Program allows participants to take their existing skills and enhance them to live more independent and productive lives. The independent living experience at Camp Ramah improves functioning through:
independent living abilities
Jewish community skills
Camp provides an ideal setting for Ezra participants who live in communal, independent living quarters with peers under adult supervision. Participants learn lessons of responsibility, kinship, sportsmanship and sharing.
They receive job-training experience in a number of service areas throughout camp and are held accountable for their interpersonal relationships in the Ramah community. Program goals include preparing young adults for independent living and teaching them employment related skills.
In addition to personal development, the Ezra program includes specific components to enhance their independent living experience:
Cafe Ezra – participants devote one evening a week to running a cafe for the entire camp staff
Buddy Program – participants are designated a special staff buddy to enhance friendships and interpersonal skills
Days Off – each week participants will collaboratively plan their day off activity
Phone: (310) 476-8571;
Address: Ojai, CA,
Website: http://www.ramah.org/pr_tikvah.shtmlread less
Description: Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family!
Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, suppo ...read moreCamp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family!
Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp participating in activities such as drama, dance, music and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails and more.
For Parents: Shabbat services and study
Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality. Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources
Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals.
For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah. Our annual talent show!
Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course, Daily fun evening activity planned by our counselors
For Special Needs Children and Siblings:
Scavenger hunts and games, Drama games and singing, Discussion/Storytelling, Sibling workshops, Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) lead by trained professionals
Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. read less
Description: Jewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans up to $15,000 to assist families with special needs children. Money can ...read moreJewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans up to $15,000 to assist families with special needs children. Money can be used wherever needed including assessments, treatments, durable equipment, therapies, etc. Two guarantors are required. The application process begins on our website www.jfla.org.
Jewish Free Loan Association
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715
Los Angeles, CA 90048