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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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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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Ramah Follows You


As I pulled into my driveway with a packed car I felt a pit in my stomach. I saw my dog staring out the window, and heard his happy bark. I knew that my family was eagerly waiting for me inside and that I would be greeted with warm hugs and soon be in my […]

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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 […]

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Ramah Announces Results of Alumni Survey


NEW YORK, NY (February 9, 2017) – The Ramah Camping Movement announces the results of “The Alumni of Ramah Camps: A Portrait of Jewish Engagement.” This survey of more than 5,000 camper alumni was conducted by Professor Steven M. Cohen of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford […]

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The Backcountry Bayit


The Backcountry Bayit is a home dedicated to providing a home in the mountains for the rapidly growing Denver/Boulder Jewish community encouraging the development of the year-round Jewish community present in Frisco, Colorado, through active outreach, engaging programming, and an abundance of enthusiasm.

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I Feel Most Jewish With Ramah


Madison Jackson | Canada Madison attended Camp Ramah in Canada as a camper for seven years and then returned on staff for one year as the Creative Writing Instructor and Editor of the Camp newspaper, Kol Ramah. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she is a sophomore at Binghamton University where she is double majoring in Judaic […]