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.
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.
Ephram and I first met at USY Fall Convention in 2003, when we were introduced to one another by mutual friends. We worked together on Tzevet Machon 2005 during our JC summer at Ramah Poconos.
Brandon and Shayna met in 2008 during their time in the LIST College Joint Program.
Michele and Adam were in Nitzanim together in 1997 but that was long before anyone could have guessed they would be married 18 years later.
While Ethan and Erin did not attend Ramah together, they met halfway around the world in Israel in 2009.
While Rafi and Rachael did not meet at Camp Ramah, Ramah has been a large part of their lives, contributing to the shared values and experiences that are important to them.
Josh Skolnick and Ilana Ellenberg met in 2006 and were married in 2012.
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.
Adina was in the Israeli mishlachat in 1967. She was in the omanut (art) department.