by Renee Ghert-Zand Landing one of the lead roles in the Netflix mini-series “Unorthodox” was life-changing for Israeli actor Amit Rahav. “But so was being a shaliach to Camp Ramah Darom,” Amit said. Amit, 24, has received an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers for his portrayal of Yanky, the young husband of heroine Esty, […]
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by Ariel Goodman, Reshet Ramah Program Associate Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Backcountry Bayit (BCB), after months of hearing about the magical community they’ve built up in the mountains over the last few seasons. On Friday afternoon I drove from Denver through the regal Rocky Mountains of Colorado, growing more […]
Recently wed Ramah couples share their stories by Renee Ghert-Zand Even in the era of mobile dating apps, many people are finding love an old-fashioned way — they’re meeting their beshert at camp. There’s a long tradition of couples meeting at Ramah, and this past summer several Ramah weddings took place, including for one couple, […]
Leah Shapiro & Josh Aaronson | Camp Ramah Wisconsin Leah Shapiro recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Comparative Human Development. Hailing from Minnetonka, MN, she currently lives in Chicago working full time as Debate it Forward’s CEO. Leah went to camp every summer from Garinim through Nivo 2012. Josh Aaronson […]
Sofia Friedman | Ramah Galim Sofia Friedman is an incoming freshman at Tufts University, where she plans to study Education and Child Studies. She recently returned from a gap year where she traveled to many countries including Cuba, Peru, Germany, and Sweden. She has worked at Camp Ramah Galim for the past two summers. These […]
Wendy Rosenthal | Ramah California Wendy retired from her 35-year career of teaching General Studies and Judaica Studies at Kadima Day School in Los Angeles. She now spends her time as a docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, tutoring elementary school students, and babysitting for her young grandchildren. Wendy has spent many […]
Jared Skoff | National Ramah and Ramah Wisconsin Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jared Skoff is the Program Director of the National Ramah Commission. In this role, he organizes curriculum development and logistics for Ramah’s national training conferences and year-round fellowship programs. He has worked on the staffs of the Ramah Davidson Metro Detroit Fellowship, Camp […]
Danit Cohen | Ramah Rockies Danit grew up in White Plains, New York, and studied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Maryland. After graduating, she moved out to Colorado to live in Frisco and was a founding member of the Backcountry Bayit. She has worked at Ramah in the Rockies for the last […]
Shira Taylor Gura | Ramah Poconos Shira Taylor Gura is a proud Ramah Poconos alumna. Upon graduating from Rutgers University, she traveled to Israel to work for Ramah Israel as a madricha on the T.R.Y. program and continued working for Ramah Israel Programs for two years. She eventually made aliyah with her husband and 4 […]
The Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England was the beginning of the complete intertwining of my professional path in special education with my involvement in the Jewish community.