Eric and I met for the first time the summer of 1998. It was my first year on staff and his first year as a rosh edah. We connected instantly and actually hugged each other the first time we met for no explicable reason.
We actually first met in Israel in the summer of 1958. Bart was in Israel for the year and Charna came on the second USY Pilgrimage.
We originally met as campers but did not really date until we were reunited as Ramah staff. Ramah has shaped who we are as individuals and as a couple.
We originally met through our involvement in international USY, but we “re-met” in the summer of 1995, when we were both group leaders for Ramah Seminar.
When we first met, we were friendly, and then kept in touch for a few years.