Sarah Drill Fainshtain and her brother Josh Drill are both Ramah Nyack staff and camper alumni who have made aliyah. Sarah is currently the Resource Development Manager for Wings, a joint initiative between The Jewish Agency and the Merage Foundations that provides a variety of support services to lone soldiers after they complete their army […]
Promoting Zionism and inspiring commitment to Israel is an important part of the Ramah experience. Since 1947, many Ramah campers and staff members have made aliyah to Israel. To submit your aliyah story please complete our survey.
After falling in love with Israel and realizing that I identify with the country, I knew I couldn’t just take the typical path and go to college right then. Now was the time for me to serve the country.
For several years, I knew that I wanted to end up living in Israel some day, but wasn’t sure how or when that dream would be realized. In May of 2012, I met an Israeli guy living in Chicago and fell in love.
I attended Ramah Poconos for three summers (Bogrim, Shoafim, and Machon) and without a doubt can say those summers were the most poignant experiences in my life, in regards to deepening and strengthening my Jewish identity.
In 1967, my parents came to Israel, met and married. When my mother was pregnant with me, my parents left Israel for the States, where I was born.
Our story has many parts. One place to start would be in 2006, when I studied in Israel for a semester in high school on a program called Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim.
Diane Meskin is a California Ramahnik who made aliyah in 2008. This is what she wrote to Ramah about her decision to make aliyah.
Evelyn Hollander Nuszen is a Berkshires and Poconos Ramahnik who made aliyah in 1987. She teaches nursing at the nursing school at Hebrew University Hadassah.
Alana Michaels is a California Ramahnik who made aliyah in 2013. She wrote this about her experience:
Jacqui Rivers Vital is a Canada and Berkshires Ramahnik who participated in Ramah Israel Seminar and made aliyah in 1976. She wrote this to Ramah about her experience: