Steven Sietz & Ephie Brand Sietz

Ephie and I met by chance at a staff basketball game one summer evening in 1985. We spent the rest of that summer getting to know each other and continued a long distance relationship (letters, phone calls, etc) over the next two years (Ephie in TX, and myself in NJ). Ephie then moved to Philadelphia to attend Gratz College in 1988 while I went to Rutgers in New Brunswick. In 1990, after graduating from college, we were married. We now have two boys, ages 8 and 12 and are expecting another child this summer. The oldest attends Ramah and will be in Halutzim this summer. Spending guest weekends at Ramah, Ephie and I relive the magic that started with that simple “chance” encounter. We will be celebrating 20 years together (15 years as a married couple) this summer (2005). The unique Ramah experience is clearly responsible for our happy marriage and growing family. We hope our children may too experience a “chance” encounter that will last a lifetime

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