Jonathan Baron & Alyse Michele Bender Baron

Jon and I met at Ramah as campers when we were 13 years old and were best of friends. We kept in touch through letters for the year following that summer, but then we lost touch. I grew up in California, and Jon lived in Arizona. Years later when I was moving out to start college at UC Irvine I found some of Jon’s old letters and wrote him a letter. He was in Israel at the time and his parents forwarded the letter to him. We then started writing letters again (in the days before email!) for almost two years. We visited each other and began a long-distance relationship for the next year. I transferred to U of Arizona my junior year of college and we were married a few years later. We now have two wonderful children and look forward to sending them to Ramah in the years to come!

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