So, Solelim ’96 had to pray every morning and so it was Michelle and my tafkid as va’ad tefillah to coordinate the campers’ tefillah experience. Not only did the campers have a great tefillah experience that summer but a new Ramah relationship was born.
Matthew Binstock and Yaira Singer met at Ramah Nyack in 1997 and were married in 2001.
Andrew Shulking and Sarah Zimbler Shukind met in 1992 at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and were married in 2001.
Eitan and I met in ’92, mostly ignored each other until ’95, and then were “just friends” until 2000.
A thin wall in the crafts building separated them…but not for long! They had a shtetl-like wedding in the woods, where the groom harvested young maple saplings for chuppah poles and used his great-grandfather’s tallit as a canopy.
Harry Joseph Pell & Lisa Eiseman Pell met in 1993 at Camp Ramah Berkshires and were married in 2001.
I came back from Israel to be at Ramah. Hadas was Sgan Teva and was impressed with my Hebrew.
We met on the bus on the way to Ramah from LAX, both of us from Phoenix, but never having met before. We were twelve and thirteen, on our way to our second session Sollelim summer in 1992.
I came late to camp that year (it was my 4th year) because I had to take summer courses for grad school. My second day back at camp was Amir’s birthday, and he had been out celebrating with other mishlachat.
We first met when I was a counselor in Marcy’s edah in 1985. We reconnected in 1996 when we were both living in New York City and were active in Ramah alumni events and social gatherings.