We met in the first Mador (the summer of ’59) at Ramah in the Poconos. Although I had gone to the Poconos all along, Stuart was from Ramah in Connecticut (a predecessor of Ramah in New England).
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Elana and my sister grew up in the same edah at camp. In the summer of ’93, I was Elana’s younger brother’s counselor. But we didn’t really get to know each other until years later.
Miles was asked to drive the Baum Meat Truck from NY with luggage. As he followed the bus of staff to camp, two girls made faces at him from the back window of the bus.
Helene and I were students at JTS and had met briefly there, but it was at Ramah in the Poconos, where we were both staff members in 1963, that we got to know each other better and our romance began.
I saw Gail across a crowded chadar ochel at the end of the summer. I lured her back to camp for a special training program.
We met as campers, began “dating” at age 14, have stayed together since.
We were engaged around Thanksgiving 1991, and married on Hanukkah in 1992. Cheryl Magen, our chadchanit, made our ketubah and was one of our witnesses.
We met at camp and in USY. Ramah was the perfect place for a relationship to develop between two young Jewish people.
Rachael and Josh met during the summer of 1995 as junior counselors. The following summer, they were counselors for Shoafim and became friends.
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).