Chuck and I knew about each other from 1965 when he went on Israel Seminar with friends of mine from Ramah in Connecticut. In 1969, I was a student at Hebrew University and Chuck was visiting Israel for the summer. He was staying in the Old City in a place without running water and he […]
Ramah couples celebrate simchas every year and we would love to celebrate you! Ramah marriages can be defined in many ways; whether you met your spouse at camp, or simply married another Ramahnik from a different camp, your Ramah matrimony is something special! There are more than six decades worth of wonderful stories. To have your Ramah marriage listed on our website please submit your story.
Jillian and Josh met while they were both working at Camp Ramah in Nyack the summer of 2007 – Jillian as a counselor in Tzeirim and Josh as a counselor in Nitzanim. Little did they know, they each were crushing on the other. While they were friendly that summer and the next few summers they […]
Sam and Becca had known of each other growing up at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, but had never been friends. However they were connected in many ways, mainly because their younger sisters were best friends from camp. They started dating when Sam was on second year staff and Becca was on first year staff. […]
Dani (Nivo 08) and Dan (Nivo 07) both attended the Ramah Day Camp in Wheeling when it opened. They both attended Ramah Wisconsin as campers and came back for staff. They met the summer of 2010. They were both on Garinim staff. Dan was a 2nd year tzevet and swim instructor on the agam and […]
We would run into each other once a year at religious school related activities. Then we ended up at Ramah Poconos. I was Rosh Omanut and he was Rosh Musica. Wherever I went for tzevet activities, there he was! I decided to take another looke at him. And here we are, married 35 years!
Tali and Scott met in 2014 when they were both on Tikvah staff at Ramah New England. They celebrated with many Ramah friends at their September 2018 wedding, which took place at camp.
Recently wed Ramah couples share their stories by Renee- Ghert-Zand Even in the era of mobile dating apps, many people are finding love an old-fashioned way — they’re meeting their beshert at camp. There’s a long tradition of couples meeting at Ramah, and this past summer several Ramah weddings took place, including for one couple, […]
For Talia Spitzer and Zach Sharfman, all roads lead back to Camp Ramah in California. The couple married there on June 10, 2018, a decade after they began dating in the summer of 2008 as counselors.
In the summer of 2012, Matthew and Adiel were both working as counselors at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack. In July 2018, they got married, at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, NJ. Their journey has only just begun!
Despite the limitations, Ben and Daniel both felt that Ramah was a safe space to grow and learn as young Jews. As they embark on married life together, they are pleased that today things are significantly different for LGBTQ Ramah campers and staff.