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Ramah alumni have accomplished remarkable achievements in the fields of education, social justice, entertainment, and more. Here, we share these incredible successes. We are always looking to feature our awesome alumni. Share your stories with us by emailing reshet@campramah.org.

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Debate it Forward


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 […]

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I Choose Camp


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 […]

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50 Summers of Ramah


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 […]

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נער הייתי | Reflections from Berlin and Jerusalem


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 […]

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Ojai on Broadway: An Interview with Sharone Sayegh


Sharone Sayegh | California Sharone is originating the role of Anna in The Band’s Visit on Broadway. As an actor of Israeli/Iraqi descent, she is incredibly excited to bring this new Middle Eastern musical to life. Other Broadway: Mamma Mia!. Off-Broadway: Anna in The Band’s Visit (Atlantic Theater Co, World Premiere), Title role in Scheherazade […]

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From Abayudaya to NYC


Isaac Wamani | Nyack Isaac is the first son and the second of 12 children and is currently studying journalism at Kampala International University in Uganda. His two goals in life are to help other people either through philanthropy or social action and to be happy. His experience at the Ramah Day Camp in Nyack has truly changed […]

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Ramah: Then (1970s) and Now (2017)


Andy Polsky | California Andy Polsky retired in 2015 after serving The Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy as Elementary School Principal for 22 years. Since retiring he has spent much of his time woodworking. In the summer of 1976, I spent my last summer on staff at Camp Ramah in California as Program Director, after five […]