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Ramah alumni have accomplished remarkable achievements in the fields of education, social justice, entertainment, and more. Here, we share these incredible successes. We are always looking to feature our awesome alumni. Share your stories with us by emailing

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Israeli Actor Amit Rahav’s Journey from Camp Ramah Darom To Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’

by Renee Ghert-Zand   Landing one of the lead roles in the Netflix mini-series “Unorthodox” was life-changing for Israeli actor Amit Rahav. “But so was being a shaliach to Camp Ramah Darom,” Amit said. Amit, 24, has received an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers for his portrayal of Yanky, the young husband of heroine Esty, […]

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A Visit to the Backcountry Bayit

by Ariel Goodman, Reshet Ramah Program Associate Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Backcountry Bayit (BCB), after months of hearing about the magical community they’ve built up in the mountains over the last few seasons. On Friday afternoon I drove from Denver through the regal Rocky Mountains of Colorado, growing more […]

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In Love with Camp and Each Other

Recently wed Ramah couples share their stories by Renee Ghert-Zand Even in the era of mobile dating apps, many people are finding love an old-fashioned way — they’re meeting their beshert at camp. There’s a long tradition of couples meeting at Ramah, and this past summer several Ramah weddings took place, including for one couple, […]


Debate it Forward

Leah Shapiro & Josh Aaronson | Camp Ramah Wisconsin Leah Shapiro recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Comparative Human Development. Hailing from Minnetonka, MN, she currently lives in Chicago working full time as Debate it Forward’s CEO. Leah went to camp every summer from Garinim through Nivo 2012. Josh Aaronson […]


I Choose Camp

Sofia Friedman | Ramah Galim Sofia Friedman is an incoming freshman at Tufts University, where she plans to study Education and Child Studies. She recently returned from a gap year where she traveled to many countries including Cuba, Peru, Germany, and Sweden. She has worked at Camp Ramah Galim for the past two summers. These […]


50 Summers of Ramah

Wendy Rosenthal | Ramah California Wendy retired from her 35-year career of teaching General Studies and Judaica Studies at Kadima Day School in Los Angeles. She now spends her time as a docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, tutoring elementary school students, and babysitting for her young grandchildren. Wendy has spent many […]

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נער הייתי | Reflections from Berlin and Jerusalem

Jared Skoff | National Ramah and Ramah Wisconsin  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jared Skoff is the Program Director of the National Ramah Commission. In this role, he organizes curriculum development and logistics for Ramah’s national training conferences and year-round fellowship programs. He has worked on the staffs of the Ramah Davidson Metro Detroit Fellowship, Camp […]