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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


How To Be The Best At Jewish Geography

“Many Ramahniks are immune to the fact that other Ramah camps exist besides our own. We are biased to the fact that our camp is the best and our traditions make the most sense. Most of us do not even pay attention to the fact that there are thousands of people around North America who […]


Danube Guy in Town

“The exact brand of Judaism that I grew up with at Ramah doesn’t exist here, but my Ramah experience has energized me to explore the vast Jewish community of Budapest. I have prayed with the Masorti kehillah, in small steibel minyanim, and in beautiful Neolog (a Hungarian denomination) synagogues, eaten Shabbat and yomtov meals with […]

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Boston Breaks Their Fast

“I hit the fasting lull around 1 p.m. Hunger pains started to take over, so I walked home and laid down to nap. Before I knew it, Yom Kippur was coming to an end and I was fantasizing with friends about break-fast. At 6:45, familiar Ramah faces came through the door to nosh on bagels, […]


10 for 2

“Every day at 9:00am, the weather warms up. The computer screens around me flash gorgeous pictures of lakes, dense green forests and clear skies. Words like “summer,” “program,” and “camper” are thrown around like “buy,” “sell,” or “hold” on a trading floor. T-shirts embroidered with familiar Hebrew-English hybrids are prevalent and yes, acceptable. Despite the […]


A Transformative Event, Then and Now: 1966 Ramah Israel Seminar, 50th Anniversary Reunion!

“The first Seminar to Israel was organized in 1962, and we were the 5th group of wide-eyed 16- and 17-year-olds that Ramah brought to Israel for an 8-week summer experience of touring, exploring, and learning. We came from Ramah camps in Pennsylvania, New York, New England, Wisconsin, and Canada. Many of us had never traveled […]

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One Title, Many Roles

“When people ask me what I do for a living I consider myself a jack of many trades. I play a myriad of different roles. I’m an actress, a counselor, a parent figure, a performer, a data analyst, a lecturer, a student, and a curriculum planner. But to sum it up simply, I’m a teacher.”