Ben Platt thanks Foundation for Jewish Camp in video message after coronavirus forces cancellation of annual conference


(JTA) — Tony Award winner Ben Platt recorded a video message of gratitude to the Foundation for Jewish Camp after its annual conference was canceled due to the coronavirus.

The conference had been scheduled for last week, but was held via videoconference on Monday.

“Sending love and saying thank you for all you do for the community. I know that camp meant the world to me,” Platt said in the message.

Platt, who won the Tony for best actor in a musical for “Dear Evan Hansen,” which was tapped as best musical, is an alumnus of Camp Ramah in California.

“Winning color war with the Adom Team was one of the biggest accomplishments of my whole life. I led Adom to Maccabiah victory. I’m proud of it, so I’m not going to stop talking about it,” the Broadway star told a Camp Ramah alumni event in New York in April 2015. Adom is red in Hebrew.

Platt has frequently plugged Camp Ramah, including on late night television.

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