Joey and Amy became friends as campers in Machon. Two years later, as counselors, they started dating and shared their first kiss on the bench at the top of the hill.
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.
Brian and Selina met in the summer of 1985 at Camp Ramah in California. They were both counselors at the time but did not start dating until many years later.
We met as staff on a USY leadership weekend. Marty was head counselor and a teacher. Jill was a girls bunk counselor.
Marc Metson and Talia Gottlieb met in 2005 and were married in 2007.
We attended Camp Ramah in California at the same time and knew of each other through friends and cousins but were different edot years.
Though we met at the University of Maryland in 2008, Daniel spent a few summers at Ramah California and Rachel grew up at Ramah New England.
Stuart Goss and Yael Scharf Goss met in 1984 at Camp Ramah in California and were married in 1985. Stuart and Yael’s daughter, Roni, also is a Ramah marriage, you can see her story here.
As the tallest poeple in our edah, our friends forced us to hang out (aka sneak out to the gaga court). We “camp dated” in Solelim 1998 and took a great photo at his bar mitzvah a few months later, Jaclyn sporting overalls and braces, Max rockin’ the muscle tee.
We were apparently in Gesher (8 years old) and Sollelim together, but didn’t meet or become friends until our Machon year. I noticed Matthew because he always volunteered to lead morning services and read Torah.
David and Elizabeth met in the summer of 2003, when Elizabeth was a Mador (first-year counselor) and David a fourth-year (this made him very desirable in her eyes; in his eyes, she was desirable because of her love of cleaning the hill after Tuesday barbecues).