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.
Deb Siegel – Berkshires – Binghamton University
Deb Siegel is a senior at Binghamton University majoring in Human Development with minors in Education and Spanish. Originally from Long Island, she has attended and worked at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires for a total of 12 years. On campus, she oversees the philanthropy and community service events for Binghamton’s Panhellenic Council and serves as a peer advisor for first year students. She is looking forward to returning as a second year fellow!
Randi Traison – Canada – Binghamton University
Randi Traison is a junior at Binghamton University, studying Nursing. Before going to Binghamton, she spent a gap year in Israel on Nativ. Randi is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and has attended Camp Ramah in Canada for the past 12 summers! When she is not being active in Hillel or Chabad on campus, she is dreaming about being the camp nurse one day!
Sarah Turk-Karan – Poconos – Brandeis University
Sarah Turk Karan is a junior at Brandeis University who is studying Psychology and Sociology. She’s from Cheltenham, PA and attended Ramah Day Camp in Philadelphia for five summers as a camper, Ramah Poconos for nine summers (eight as a camper and one on tzevet), and was on TRY (Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim) during the spring semester of 2015. On campus, she is in charge of recruitment for the Jewish day school track of Brandeis’ Master of Arts in Teaching program (aka “Delet”) and she assists a professor with sociology research. In addition, she is involved with Greek life and can often be found at Shabbat dinners, socializing, or exercising. She is so excited to bring together Brandeis Ramahniks!
Veronica Leifer – New England – Columbia / Barnard / JTS
Veronica Leifer is a junior at Barnard College studying Psychology. She is from Newton, MA and has spent 14 years at Camp Ramah in New England. Before attending Barnard, she spent her gap year in Israel on Kivunim and is now very active in TAMID, Hillel, and Ramah programs on campus. With such a large Ramah population at Columbia/Barnard/JTS, she cannot wait to meet many Ramahniks to bring a little extra ruach to NYC!
Shira Farbman – New England – Columbia / Barnard / JTS
Shira Farbman is a Junior at Barnard/JTS majoring Sociology and Talmud and minoring in Psychology. She is from Needham, MA and goes to Camp Ramah in New England. This past summer was her third summer on staff and 15th overall. She is involved in several groups at Hillel, and teaches in Hebrew school as well. She loves all things New York and camp, and she can’t wait to get to know all the awesome Ramahniks on Columbia/Barnard/JTS campus!
Anna Wachspress – Poconos – Emory University
Anna Wachspress is a junior at Emory University studying Anthropology and Human Biology. Originally from Yardley, PA, she has attended and worked at Camp Ramah in the Poconos for a total of 10 amazing summers. On campus, Anna serves as the coordinator of the Hillel First-Year Council and plans events for the student body as a member of the Student Programming Council. She also teaches Hebrew school at a synagogue in Atlanta (alongside many Ramahnicks from Ramah Darom!) She is very excited to join the Ramah College Network team!
Molly Auerbach – California – Emory University
Molly Auerbach is a senior at Emory University, majoring in Math and minoring in Hebrew. She spent her last semester studying abroad in Jerusalem at Hebrew University as a part of The Nachshon Project. She is originally from Denver, Colorado and has attended Camp Ramah in California for the past 12 summers; she just finished her fifth summer as a madricha! On campus, Molly spends most of time involved as the President of Hillel Board and a tour guide. She loves being able to connect her school life with camp!
Daniel Minden – Canada – McGill University
Daniel Minden is a third-year student at McGill University studying political science and history. Originally from Toronto, Daniel attended Camp Ramah in Canada from 2010 to 2015 as a camper and travelled to Israel with the Ramah Seminar program in 2016. Daniel has served as a staff member for two years and looks forward to being back at camp this summer. On campus, Daniel serves as Vice-President of Hillel and enjoys skiing, sailing, and traveling.
Sarah Caplan – Canada – McGill University
Sarah Caplan is currently studying history and communications at McGill University. Originally from Toronto, Sarah has spent her last eight summers at Ramah Canada. After spending her last two summer on staff, Sarah continues to love the ruach at camp, specifically in the chadar when everyone cheers and dances! During the school year, Sarah is involved with McGill Best Buddies and can be found seeking out the yummiest spots in Montreal.
Annie Cannon – Berkshires – Muhlenberg College
Annie Cannon is a junior at Muhlenberg College from Livingston, NJ, majoring in Jewish Studies on the Pre-K-4th grade Education Certification Track. Annie is a proud alum of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, where she has spent 11 amazing summers! She is so excited to bring the ruach of Ramah to the student body of Muhlenberg! When not hanging out at Hillel or leading Kabbalat Shabbat, Annie can be found doing rikud in her dorm room or singing camp Shirah songs.
Sarah Cehelyk – Berkshires – Muhlenberg College
Sarah Cehelyk is so excited to be a part of the Ramah College Network team! She is from East Brunswick, NJ and has spent nine summers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Sarah is a sophomore at Muhlenberg College studying Psychology and Philosophy and one day hopes to be a school social worker. On campus, Sarah is an RA for first year students as well as a student worker at Hillel; she also volunteers for underprivileged youth within the community and is a board member of Best Buddies which strives to help individuals with severe developmental disabilities form close connections.
Yael Marans – Berkshires – Princeton University
Yael Marans is a junior at Princeton University studying English. Originally from Teaneck, NJ, Yael grew up at Berkshires and worked there as a madricha for three summers. Before college, Yael participated in the Hevruta Gap Year at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. On campus, Yael loves planning programs at Hillel, writing for the daily newspaper, and working as a college advisor for low-income high school students. She’s excited to get started with Ramah College Network and have some awesome events with Ramahniks at Princeton.
Lilly Zepp – Canada – Queen’s University
Lilly Zepp is a second year psychology major and concurrent education student at Queen’s University. She is from Thornhill, ON and has been going to Camp Ramah in Canada since 2008. Lilly will be returning to her happy place as a third year staff member this upcoming Kayitz. Along with RCN, Lilly is on the Chabad Board at Queen’s and is passionate about strengthening the Jewish community on campus. She is so excited to bring together all the amazing Ramahniks at Queen’s and host fun events throughout the year.
Naomi Pitkoff – Poconos – Temple University
Naomi Pitkoff is a senior at Temple University studying Public Health and plans on attending nursing school once she graduates. Naomi is from Allentown, Pa. On campus, Naomi is very involved with Hillel serving as their President. Internationally, she is a member of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. Naomi was a camper at Ramah Poconos for seven summers and was on tzevet for two summers. Naomi looks forward to hanging out with Ramahniks from all over at Temple.
Gabriella Maze – Poconos – Tulane University
Gabriella Maze is a sophomore at Tulane University studying Psychology and Neuroscience. She is from Wynnewood, PA and has attended Camp Ramah in the Poconos for 9 summers, both as a camper and a counselor. On campus, Gabriella is involved with Hillel and Greek life. She is so excited to bring the Ramah College Network to Tulane for the first time and can’t wait to connect people from all different Ramahs!
Talia Feldman – Poconos – University of Delaware
Talia Feldman is a junior at the University of Delaware studying Education and hailing from from Princeton, NJ. She is involved with Jewish life on campus at both Hillel and Chabad. Talia has spent 11 summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and I can’t imagine spending them anywhere else! She can’t wait to hang out with Ramahniks all year and play Jewish geography.
Danielle LeVine – Darom – University of Florida
Danielle LeVine is a second-year pre-med student at the University of Florida. Danielle is from St. Petersburg, FL, and has spent 8 summers as a camper and 2 summers as a counselor at Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia. She can be found on UF’s campus leading Kabbalat Shabbat at Hillel, studying for Organic Chemistry, or hanging out in the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house. A fun fact about Danielle is that she has 3 biological uncles named David! She is excited to bring the Ramah College Network to UF this year for the first time!
Sari Brusso – Berkshires – University of Maryland
Sari is originally from Minneapolis, MN and now lives in Westchester, NY. She went to Ramah Berkshires as a camper and now currently works there as a counselor. She is a sophomore at the University of Maryland studying biology. In her free time, Sari is community service chair for her sorority, a spark intern for Maryland Hillel, and volunteers in the childcare center for a local domestic violence shelter. Fun fact, Sari actually used to be a staff kid at Ramah Wisconsin for a few weeks each summer until she moved to New York! She is excited to bring people from different Ramah camps together and to make new friends!
Shoshana Monson – Poconos – University of Maryland
Shoshana Monson is a sophomore at the University of Maryland studying Cell Biology and Genetics. Originally from Lower Merion, PA Shoshana has spent the past 10 summers being a camper and working at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. On campus, she is involved with Hillel and helping plan events for Freshman as well as being involved in Greek life! Shoshana is super excited to bring her ruach from camp back to the Maryland campus!
Liza Adler – Berkshires – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Liza Adler is from Long Beach, New York and attended Camp Ramah in the Berkshires for seven years. She is a Junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is double majoring in Judaic Studies and Sociology. When she is not studying she is a member of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega and runs all of the social media for the Student Alliance for Israel club on her campus. She can not wait to bring a bit of the Ramah magic to her campus this year!
Dahlia Katz – New England – University of Michigan
Dahlia Katz is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Organizational Studies with a minor in Business. She is from Memphis, Tennessee and attended Camp Ramah in New England for eight summers as a camper and two summers as a counselor. In addition to serving as an RCN Coordinator, she is involved with the TAMID Group and the University of Michigan Hillel. Dahlia is really excited to bring Ramahniks together in Ann Arbor through shabbat dinners and other community events!
Lexi Michaels – Canada – University of Michigan
Lexi Michaels is a senior at the University of Michigan studying education with a focus in English and Psychology. Lexi is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and has attended Camp Ramah in Canada for the past 14 summers, both as a camper, counselor, and rosh edah. On campus, Lexi is also involved with Hillel and Chabad. She is very excited to help bring alumni together through RCN, after having worked as a Ramah service corp fellow the last two years.
Yael Moskowitz – California – University of Michigan
Yael Moskowitz is a senior at the University of Michigan, studying Nursing. Yael is from Palo Alto, California and attends Camp Ramah in California (Ojai). She grew up there starting in the gan, as her mom spent many years working as a yoetzet (and before that her parents even met at camp!). On campus, Yael is involved in Hillel, several Ramah and USY alumni programs, and research. She can’t wait to work with the large Ramah alumni base at Michigan this year!
Jordyn Kaplan – Nyack – University of Pennsylvania
Jordyn Kaplan is a sophomore 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.
Jared Rogers – Nyack – University of Pennsylvania
Jared Rogers is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania concurrently studying mechanical engineering and business. He is from Long Island, NY and has served as a madrich at Camp Ramah Day Camp in Nyack for the past two years. When not knee deep in problem sets, you can probably find Jared either working on an electric racecar for Penn Electric Racing or playing the bass drum for the Penn Band. Jared is also the Co-Chair of the Conservative Jewish Community at Penn, and is super excited to begin his work as a Ramah College Network Coordinator!
Sophie Libow – Canada – Washington University, in St. Louis
Sophie Libow is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis studying Anthropology and Environmental Studies. She comes from Winter Park, FL— a long way from Ramah Canada, where she has spent her summers since 2010. Sophie is involved in multiple Jewish organizations on campus, and can be found at Conservative minyan each week. This year, she is most looking forward to bringing a taste of camp into the busy lives of WashU students!
Ethan Weiner – Wisconsin – Washington University, in St. Louis
Ethan Weiner is a senior at WashU studying biochemistry. Originally from Deerfield, IL, he has been at Ramah Wisconsin for 17 summers. In addition to the Ramah College Network, he is the Vice President of the Orchestra Club at WashU.