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 – Binghamton University – Berkshires
Deb Siegel is a junior 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 – Binghamton University – Canada
Randi Traison is a sophomore 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 11 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 – Brandeis University – Poconos
Sarah Turk Karan is a sophomore 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!
Ella Cooperman – Columbia University / Barnard College / The Jewish Theological Seminary – Berkshires
Ella Cooperman is a senior in the Joint Program between Columbia and JTS, originally from Marlboro, New Jersey. She loves spending her summers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, where she was a camper for five summers, a madricha for three summers, and most recently a rosh edah. In addition to Camp Ramah, Ella loves avocados, Disney, and New York City. She can’t wait for a really great year of Ramah programming!
Sydney Goodman – Cornell University – Berkshires
Sydney Goodman is a sophomore in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Originally from Rye Brook, NY, Sydney attended Camp Ramah in the Berkshires for eight summers as a camper and recently completed her second summer on tzevet. At Cornell, Sydney is involved in the Society for Women in Business and Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.
Molly Auerbach – Emory University – California
Molly Auerbach is a junior at Emory University, majoring in Math and minoring in Hebrew. She is originally from Denver, Colorado and has attended Camp Ramah in California for the past 11 summers; she just finished her fourth summer as a madricha! On campus, Molly is the VP of Hillel Board, a tour guide, and a member of SDT sorority. She loves being able to connect her school life with camp.
Jesse Steinman – Emory University – Wisconsin
Jesse Steinman is a sophomore at Emory University, studying History. Originally from Columbus, OH, he was a camper at Ramah in Wisconsin for seven summers and on tzevet for two. In addition to the Ramah College Network, Jesse plays on Emory’s Ultimate Frisbee team (go Juice!).
Jacob Levy – Indiana University – Wisconsin
Jacob Levy is a junior at Indiana University studying Jewish Studies. Originally from Munster, IN, he has spent 10 summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. On campus, he is also involved with Hillel and College Mentors for Kids.
Annie Cannon – Muhlenberg College – Berkshires
Annie Cannon is a sophomore 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 10 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.
Deena Danishefsky – Muhlenberg College – Berkshires
Deena Danishefsky is a sophomore at Muhlenberg College, hailing from Riverdale, New York. She is double majoring in English and Theatre. Deena could not be more thrilled to be a Ramah College Network Coordinator, as she attended Ramah Berkshires for 11 years and considers it to be her second home. Deena is the proud winner of the 2018 Ramah Berkshires Ruach Award and is so excited to share that spirit with Muhlenberg’s campus!
Paul Horvath – Princeton University – Berkshires
Paul Horvath has been a proud Ramahnik since he was five years old. He attended Ramah Nyack for five summers, then Berkshires for seven as a camper and three more on tzevet. Paul is a junior at Princeton University, where he studies Politics and Computer Science and is on the board of the Conservative Minyan. He cannot wait to bring Ramah to college!
Maya Albin – Queen’s University – Canada
Maya Albin is in her fourth year at Queen’s University, majoring in Psychology. She is from Toronto, Ontario, and has spent ten summers at Camp Ramah in Canada. A fun fact about her: up until the day before this year’s Shavua Hachana (staff week), she was travelling in Israel and Europe, including Greece, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam and London!
Talia Feldman – University of Delaware – Poconos
Talia Feldman is a sophomore 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 10 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.
Veronica Leifer – University of Maryland – New England
Veronica Leifer is a sophomore at the University of Maryland studying Biology and Psychology. She is from Newton, MA and has spent 13 years at Camp Ramah in New England. Before attending Maryland, 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 Maryland, she cannot wait to meet many Ramah Terps to bring a little extra ruach to College Park!
Sammy Turk Tolub – University of Maryland – Poconos
Sammy Turk Tolub is a junior at the University of Maryland, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. He is very involved with the Jewish community on campus and can usually be found singing in the Jewish a cappella group, Kol Sasson. Sammy has been a camper and tzevet member at Camp Ramah in the Poconos for 15 summers and can’t wait to bring the magic of camp to the UMD campus!
Alex Harris – University of Michigan – Wisconsin
Alex Harris is a Junior at the University of Michigan studying International Studies, Middle East/North African Studies, and Judaic Studies. He is from Deerfield, IL and attended Ramah Wisconsin for seven years as a camper and just finished his fourth year on tzevet. He also went on the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel. On campus, he is involved with Israel advocacy, Jewish-Muslim dialogue groups, IM basketball, and environmentalism.
Sam Roth – University of Pennsylvania – Nyack
Sam is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Statistics and Management in the Wharton School. He was a camper at Ramah Nyack from Kochavim to Chalutzim, and has been on Tzevet for the past three summers. His all-time favorite camp moment was captaining the winning Maccabiah team two summers ago and celebrating with all of his chanichim! When not doing rikkud, he works with the TAMID Group at Penn and explores Philly.
Joseph Rudoler – University of Pennsylvania – Poconos
Joey Rudoler is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in physics with minors in English and music. He is from Bala Cynwyd, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. Joey has been at Camp Ramah in the Poconos for 10 summers. When he is not helping to build the year-round Ramah community at Penn, he is singing with a Jewish a capella group called the UPenn Shabbatones.
Shira Forester – University of Wisconsin – Wisconsin
Shira Forester is a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying rehabilitation psychology and receiving a certificate in Jewish Studies. Originally from Deerfield, Illinois, she is now a resident of Madison, Wisconsin. Shira was a camper at Ramah in Wisconsin for seven summers and a counselor for four. She teaches Hebrew school in Madison and recently studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem as a fellow on the Nachshon Project.
Ethan Weiner – Washington University, in St. Louis – Wisconsin
Ethan Weiner is a junior 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.
Max Starkman – Western University – Canada
Max is a third year Ivey Business student at Western University. Originally from Toronto, Max has been at Camp Ramah in Canada for 13 summers and they could not have flown by faster! Aside from the Ramah College Network, Max is involved with basketball and volleyball intramurals on campus and the Aleph Group–the on-campus Israeli consulting club.