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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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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 […]

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“Lo alecha hamlacha ligmor, v’lo atah ben chorin l’hivatel mimena”


Emily Brown | California Originally from Los Angeles, Emily is a proud Ramah in California alum, having spent many summers at camp both as a chanicha and madricha. While on tzevet, Emily focused on challenging traditional gender roles and supporting her chanichot to empower themselves, as well as creating inclusive programming for LGBTQ campers. Currently, […]

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Continuing Camp During The Year


“There was always something so inspiring to me about the way in which Judaism seemed to effortlessly flow through every facet of camp life. From the minute you arrive to a swarm of welcoming faces at 385 Fairview to the moment you hear the sounds of Kolot Ramah on departure day, starting every morning at […]

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Maintaining a Jewish Identity in Yosemite


Avi Rubin | California It was once estimated that at one point Avi spent more than 12% of his life in Ojai at Ramah California…that estimate has since been proven false but provides a point of reference nonetheless. Originally from San Diego, Avi graduated from UC Santa Barbara and has spent the last five years […]

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The Ramah Network Has Made It To The Philippines


Nick Bruscato | Wisconsin Nick was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois (yes – the city, not the suburbs).  He is a Ramah Lifer from Camp Ramah Wisconsin and also participated in TRY in 2008 and Ramah Israel Seminar in 2009. He was a staff member at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin for three summers as […]