Skilled leaders on their campuses, Ramah College Network Coordinators are passionate about Ramah and creating strong, engaged Jewish communities. Coordinators plan 6-8 events on their campuses throughout the academic year for Ramah alumni and extended friends of Ramah. Events range from Shabbat celebrations and limmud sessions to rikud study breaks and thoughtful Israel programming. Each event is imbued with Ramah ruach and values, creating both a unique space for continued engagement with Ramah and enhancing the existing Jewish community on campus.
Are you interested in bringing the Ramah College Network to your campus? Reach out to Ariel Goodman, National Ramah Program Director for more information.
Noa Popky – Canada – Binghamton University
Noa is a junior at Binghamton University studying Psychology with minors in Judaic Studies and Education. She lives in New Jersey but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario which created her connection with Ramah Canada, where she has continued to spend every summer with Ramah. Noa loves learning about other Ramah camps at Binghamton, and especially teaching others about Canada! Other than RCN, Noa is the Programming VP of Hillel at Binghamton, a member of Greek life, and a Peer Success Coach on campus. Noa is so excited to work with Dani to make amazing programming for the Ramah community in Binghamton!
Dani Amster – Nyack – Binghamton University
Dani is a junior at Binghamton University majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Education, with hopes of becoming a pediatric PA in the future. She is from Bayside, New York and has worked at Ramah Nyack for three summers. On campus, Dani is very involved in Hillel and will be serving as the VP of Public Relations this year. She is also active in Greek life and Relay for Life, and works as a Guest Service Associate in the campus union. Dani is so excited to work with Noa to build connections between Ramahniks and bring her love for Ramah to campus!
Aviva Weinstein – Poconos – Brandeis University
Aviva Weinstein is a junior at Brandeis University majoring in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Anthropology, and minoring in Business. She is from Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania and spent nine summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, including one summer on staff and a summer on Ramah Israel Seminar. On campus, Aviva works for the Brandeis campus Hebrew School (BJEP), plays for the Brandeis Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team (Banshee), is the Social Events Coordinator on the Brandeis Hillel Board, and is on the board of B’yachad, Brandeis’ Israeli Dance Troupe. Her favorite part about RCN at Brandeis is the connections she is able to make as well as any event involving food. Aviva is so excited to bring the Ramah experience to Brandeis’ campus!
Saul Goldstein – Nyack – Brandeis University
Saul Goldstein is a junior at Brandeis University majoring in Studio Art and Film, with a minor in Psychology. Saul is from good ‘ol Englewood, NJ, and spent a bunch of summers as a kid going to Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, where he eventually spent many summers as a tzevet member. On campus, Saul is very involved with Brandeis’ radio station, WBRS 100.1FM, running their social media accounts and hosting his own radio show. Saul also started a club called QJAB (Queer Jews at Brandeis), which is a safe space and community for students at Brandeis who identify as both Queer and Jewish. Saul can’t wait to use RCN as a way to create even more community on campus, and he looks forward to meeting all the incoming Ramahniks coming to Brandeis this year!
Rachel Sklar – Nyack – Brown University
Rachel Sklar is a senior at Brown University from Westchester, NY, double concentrating in Health and Human Biology and Classics. She spent 12 amazing summers as a camper and staff member at Ramah Nyack, where she is at her happiest jamming out to migrash music and belting Kabbalat Shabbat. When not talking about Jewish life on campus or sitting on the Hillel porch, Rachel spends her time interning for a public health lab, teaching Hebrew school in Providence, and taking walks. She is incredibly excited to engage Ramahniks at Brown and RISD and talk with prospective students!
Hadassah Turk Tolub – Poconos – Columbia / Barnard / JTS
Hadassah Turk Tolub is a senior in the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America studying Psychology and Bible respectively. Originally from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Hadassah has been attending Camp Ramah in the Poconos since the age of four and has been on staff for three summers. She is very involved with Hillel and Greek life on campus and is a member of Pizmon, the co-ed pluralistic Jewish a cappella group on campus. Hadassah is so excited to bring her love for Ramah to Columbia’s campus!
Eden Astorino – Poconos – Columbia / Barnard / JTS
Eden Astorino is a junior at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary majoring in Psychology and Jewish Women and Gender Studies. She is from the suburbs of Philadelphia and has spent 10 summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and in Israel with Ramah Seminar. Eden spends her time at Columbia and JTS as director of Camp Kesem, working for the JTS admissions office, serving on the board of Hillel, helping the sustainability club, and teaching Hebrew School. She is excited to bring Ramah ruach back to campus this year.
Aliza Saunders – Poconos – Cornell University
Aliza Saunders is a junior at Cornell University studying Design and Environmental Analysis. She grew up in Maryland and has spent nine summers at Ramah Poconos as both a camper and staff member, as well as one summer on Ramah Seminar. Aliza is serving on Hillel’s Executive Board this semester and is so excited to bring Ramah-style programming to Cornell’s campus!
Amy Rosenblatt – Berkshires – Cornell University
Amy is a Junior at Cornell University, studying Human Development. She has been both a camper and counselor at Ramah Nyack and Ramah Berkshires, totaling 9 summers. On campus, Amy is very involved with Hillel and anything outdoorsy. Amy loves being a RCN Coordinator and helping to bring a little bit of that Ramah magic to Cornell’s campus!
Eli Mars – California – Emory University
Eli Mars is a junior at Emory University majoring in Psychology and Business. He is from Los Angeles, California and has spent 10 ruach-filled summers at Ramah in California, including a summer in Israel with Ramah Seminar. In addition to his academics, Eli spends his time at Emory working for the admissions office, serving as Hillel President, planning events for TEDxEmory, and serving as a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He is excited to welcome both this year’s and last year’s cohort of Emory Ramahniks and bring the Ramah magic back to campus.
Noah Lee – California – Emory University
Noah Lee is a senior at Emory University studying Philosophy/Religion and Chemistry. He was born and raised on a cul-de-sac in Los Angeles, California and has been attending Ramah California for 14 summers. On campus, Noah is a tour guide, a member of the Student Programming Council, sits on the Interreligious Council, and is an active participant in the Jewish community. He loves Shabbat gatherings and is excited for weekend excursions with the Ramah community!
Simone Nachman – Nyack – Muhlenberg College
Simone Nachman is a senior at Muhlenberg College majoring in Psychology on the Pre-K-4th grade Education Certification Track with a dream of becoming a special education teacher. Simone is from Stamford, CT, and has spent the past 7 summers working at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack. She is involved on campus in Hillel and Relay for Life, and is an active member of her sorority. She is looking forward to bringing a taste of camp into the lives of Ramahniks on campus!
Shuli Bolton – Rockies – Muhlenberg College
Shuli Bolton is from Manhattan and a senior at Muhlenberg College studying Psychology. She spent many years at various Ramah camps including Ramah Nyack, Berkshires, Seminar, and was a camper and counselor at Ramah in the Rockies in the beautiful rocky mountains of Colorado. On campus Shuli has been involved in Hillel as a member of the board, participates in volunteer clubs, spends time with her Greek Life organization, Hebrew tutoring, and more! Shuli is looking forward to connecting with students who attended Ramah and bond over their shared experiences and love for the organization.
Liana Slomka – Darom – Princeton University
Liana Slomka is a junior at Princeton University studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Hebrew. She is from Atlanta, GA, and has spent 13 summers at Ramah Darom, including four incredible summers on tzevet. On campus, she writes features for the Daily Princetonian student newspaper and serves as president of Koach, Hillel’s Conservative community. Liana can’t wait to have Shabbat dinner with other Ramahniks and give them a place on campus to bond over their love of camp!
Dayna Jacobs – Canada – Queen’s University
Dayna Jacobs is a second-year student at Queen’s University studying Kinesiology. Originally from Toronto, Dayna is a proud Ramah Canada alum. On campus, she is part of the Chabad board and is also an orientation leader for first-year kinesiology students. For the RCN this year, Dayna is very excited to facilitate fun group activities and events as a break from the stress of school, and to bring her love for Ramah to campus and to share it with everyone there!
Hannah Mayer – Darom – Tulane University
Hannah Mayer is a Junior at Tulane University majoring in Social Policy and Practice and Political Science with a minor in English. She is originally from Miami Beach, Florida, and has spent eleven summers at Ramah Darom! On campus, she is involved in the Tulane Israel Public Affairs Committee (TIPAC), the Tulane Hullabaloo student newspaper, and works as a front desk receptionist at Tulane Hillel. Hannah is most excited to meet and connect Ramahniks from all across the country and bring a little bit of camp to New Orleans!
Jake Gould – Darom – University of Central Florida
Jake Gould is a junior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Health Sciences with the intention of becoming a DO. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Jake has spent eight summers at Ramah Darom. On campus, he is very involved in Hillel and Yehudi, and he helped found a JHealth chapter at UCF, which is a society for pre-health Jewish students. He’s excited to begin a new RCN chapter at his school and help his fellow Ramahniks stay connected to camp by simply bringing them together and trying to recreate the camp vibes.
Shiri Abramson – Darom – University of Florida
Shiri Abramson is a junior at the University of Florida studying Religion and Sustainability. Originally from Hollywood, FL Shiri has spent 10 summers at Ramah Darom, including 3 years on staff and a year on Ramah Seminar. You can find Shiri planning eco-friendly events for UF Hillel, volunteering at the on-campus pre-school, or reading at a local Gainesville coffee shop. Shiri is most excited about baking challot for and hosting RCN Shabbat dinners and connecting Ramahniks on campus!
Sara Blau – Berkshires – University of Maryland
Sara Blau is a sophomore from Brookville, NY in the Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, studying Business Management and Technology Entrepreneurship. Before coming to Maryland, she took a gap year in Israel at the Hartman Institute through the Hevruta Program. In 2016, she founded Game Changers NY, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that redistributes sports equipment to kids in need. She is the VP of Finance of the Real Estate Club and a Project Manager in her Tamid chapter. She loves playing tennis and running as well. Sara’s excited to foster a strong community of Ramah alumni at UMD!
Tamar Kellner – Nyack – University of Maryland
Tamar Kellner is a junior at the University of Maryland studying Computer Science with a concentration in Data Science. Originally from Westchester, NY, Tamar attended Ramah Day Camp in Nyack as a camper and then returned to work on staff for 4 summers. On campus, she is involved with Hillel, QUEST, Greek life, and TAMID! Tamar is so excited to meet and hang out with Maryland students from all different Ramah camps!
Elianna Israel – New England – University of Michigan
Elianna Israel is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Movement Science as well as being pre-med. She is from Rockville, MD but lived in the Philadelphia suburbs during middle and high school. She spent 13 summers as a camper and on staff at Ramah New England and went on Ramah Seminar in 2017. On campus, Elianna is on Hillel board and also tutors student athletes. She is excited to join the RCN team this year and plan events that bring the Ramah community together and help newer students transition to being on campus.
Elana Abramovitz – Berkshires – University of Michigan
Elana Abramovitz is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying neuroscience and economics. She grew up in Englewood, NJ and has spent the past 11 summers at Ramah in the Berkshires both as a camper and counselor. On campus, Elana is involved with her school’s Hillel as a member of Wolverines for Israel and also is a part of her school’s Society of Women in Economics. She is excited to recreate the Ramah spirit that everyone loves so much on her campus and to meet students at her school who also grew up at Ramah camps!
Victoria Ginzburg – California – University of Oregon
Victoria Ginzburg is a senior at the University of Oregon studying Journalism and Ethnic Studies. She grew up in Marin County, California and has been attending Ramah California for 10 summers. At Oregon, Victoria attends weekly Shabbat dinners at Chabad, mentors freshmen, and is a part of the journalism honors cohort. Victoria is so excited to bring the ramah ruach and kef to UO this year!
Jordyn Kaplan – Nyack – University of Pennsylvania
Jordyn Kaplan is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and grew up just thirty minutes from campus in Media, PA. She attended Ramah Poconos for one summer and worked as a counselor at Ramah Nyack. On campus, Jordyn is studying history and education. She is very involved with Hillel, is a tour guide, is active in Greek life, and serves on student government. Jordyn is looking forward to bringing the Ramah spirit to campus year-round.
Arielle Stanger – Berkshires – University of Pennsylvania
Arielle Stanger is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying English. She’s from Old Westbury, NY, and spent four summers at Ramah in the Berkshires. On campus, she’s active in Hillel and the Kelly Writers House, and is an editor for 34th Street Magazine. She’s excited to meet new Ramahniks from all over the country!
Lauren Meltzer – Poconos – University of Pittsburgh
Lauren is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Jewish Studies and Children’s Literature. She is from the suburbs of Philadelphia and has spent 10 summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and in Israel with Ramah Seminar. Lauren spends her time at Pitt as an active member in her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau; working for Hillel as an engagement intern; engaging in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association; and working with preschool children at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. She is excited to see familiar Ramahnik faces around campus and bring the unique and magical camp feeling to Pittsburgh!
Alyssa Mendelowitz – Berkshires – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alyssa Mendelowitz is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology – pre-med. She is from Merrick, Long Island and has spent twelve summers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, including two summers on staff and a summer on Ramah Israel Seminar. On campus, Alyssa is the president of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, she is the program coordinator on the executive board of UW Chabad, and is an active member in the Redefined Acapella group. She also participates in a psychiatric research lab that primarily focuses on postpartum depression. Alyssa’s favorite part about RCN at University of Wisconsin-Madison is being able to have some Ramah with her at school. She loves that she has made amazing new friends who bond over their mutual love of Ramah as well as their mutual love of Ice cream!
Rocky Cohen – Wisconsin – Washington University in St. Louis
Rocky Cohen is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is majoring in Sociology. Rocky is proudly from Chicago, her favorite place in the world second only to Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. Rocky went to camp every summer from the youngest edah on up, and came back as a counselor, too. On campus, Rocky is a peer counselor and a member of the J Street chapter on her campus. RCN events helped Rocky meet her friends during her first semester at school, which she is excited to help make happen for others!
Ben Levin – Nyack – Wesleyan University
Ben Levin is a junior at Wesleyan University studying Government, Civic Engagement, and Education. He originally hails from Nyack, NY so his drive to camp isn’t too bad! On campus, Ben competes on his school’s mock trial and club tennis teams, serves as a tour guide, and is a member of the Mazel Tones, Wesleyan’s very own Jewish a capella group. Ben’s favorite thing about RCN at Wesleyan is the small but mighty community: everyone enjoys going to events because they can bring their special camp energy, tell stories, and play Jewish geography for hours. Ben loves being a member of the RCN and looks forward to meeting more Ramahniks!