We would run into each other once a year at religious school related activities. Then we ended up at Ramah Poconos. I was Rosh Omanut and he was Rosh Musica. Wherever I went for tzevet activities, there he was! I decided to take another looke at him. And here we are, married 35 years!
Despite the limitations, Ben and Daniel both felt that Ramah was a safe space to grow and learn as young Jews. As they embark on married life together, they are pleased that today things are significantly different for LGBTQ Ramah campers and staff.
“The first Seminar to Israel was organized in 1962, and we were the 5th group of wide-eyed 16- and 17-year-olds that Ramah brought to Israel for an 8-week summer experience of touring, exploring, and learning. We came from Ramah camps in Pennsylvania, New York, New England, Wisconsin, and Canada. Many of us had never traveled […]
“At Ramah Poconos, the distinct sound that shifted us away from the week, was the crunch of gravel in the Beit Knesset at Kabbalat Shabbat. That noise, underneath the feet of campers, counselors, and visitors all come together for a celebration of Shabbat, always brought me calm, and still brings me the feeling of community.” […]
Ephram and I first met at USY Fall Convention in 2003, when we were introduced to one another by mutual friends. We worked together on Tzevet Machon 2005 during our JC summer at Ramah Poconos.
Brandon and Shayna met in 2008 during their time in the LIST College Joint Program.
Michele and Adam were in Nitzanim together in 1997 but that was long before anyone could have guessed they would be married 18 years later.
On Saturday, July 25, Reshet Ramah hosted an Eicha reading and panel dialogue to commemorate Tisha B’Av.
We’re schepping nachas for all the Ramah graduates of The Jewish Theological Seminary, class of 2015 (and our west coast friends at Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies)!
With the official launch of RamahDate on Friday, May 15, the press continues to show us some love!