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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]