Solomon Krishef

Ramah’s Blind Spot Fuels Inclusion Debate

07/23/2012 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor/Online Editor

The painful story of a blind 15-year-old who was asked to leave Camp Ramah in Canada because he was too hard to accommodate has touched off the latest debate about the inclusion of people with special needs in organized Jewish life.

The Conservative camp movement admits the Ontario camp — one of eight overnight camps in the Ramah network — made mistakes, but says it’s being unfairly maligned in the aftermath.

In the end, Solomon Krishef, right, chose to leave Camp Ramah in Canada after controversy.
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