Josh Skolnick and Ilana Ellenberg met in 2006 and were married in 2012.
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.
We did not actually meet on a Ramah program, we met on Nativ after our JC summer. Reena attended Ramah Poconos and Oren attended Ramah Berkshires.
We met in the kitchen at Ramah Nyack; Gabe was the mashgiah and Nina was a CIT in Kochavim. We don’t think we actually ever spoke to each other, but we remember seeing each other.
We overlapped in camp a number of years but we never really talked to each other. I always knew “Smitty” but he had no clue who I was. He was my sister’s Rosh Gesher, and friends with my co-counselor and best friend.
My grandchildren, Ramah Nyack campers Maya, Coby, and Liana Rabinowitz, are only 11, 9, and 5 years old, but Camp Ramah has been in their blood for almost 60 years!
Lonni Romirowsky attended Camp Ramah in the Poconos for almost 15 years. Before being able to stay in a tzrif, she was a “staff brat” in the gan, attended Camp Ramah as a camper for six years, served on staff for two years, and was a counselor for Ramah Poland-Israel Seminar.
Quoted in Ramah Berkshires enewsletter, June 2011: “As soon as we started talking about getting married, Harrison and I knew it had to happen in camp,” said Susannah.
We had the pleasure and fun of meeting at Ramah Berkshires while on staff from 1989-1992. We got engaged in camp on the tennis court and then had a rousing hora in the dining hall with the full camp community.
Berkshires Labor Day Weekend Retreat 1991: I, Laurel, had Ramahnik friends who encouraged me to apply to attend the retreat even though I never officially was a camper.
Ari Saposh & Naomi Queen Saposh met in 1995 at Ramah Berkshires and were married in 2008.