Elliot Offenbach & Amy Schwartz Offenbach

Elliot and I met on Israel Seminar 1999. We were on the same bus and immediately became very good friends. By the end of the summer, we had become great friends and promised to keep in touch. Elliot lived in Chicago and I lived in Buffalo, so in the next year we only managed to see each other once. However, we spoke weekly on the telephone and had a summer of incredible memories that we had shared together. As we went off to college, Elliot attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I attended Michigan State University. We each went to visit each other at least once a year and throughout college we began speaking almost daily on the phone and were only growing closer despite our geographic distance! In April 2003, we finally decided to take our friendship to the next level and began dating. We had a long-distance relationship for about 1 1/2 years, but managed to see each other about twice a month. After we both graduated college in 2004, we both moved to Chicago. We married in 2007. Thank you, Camp Ramah, for bringing me the most amazing person in the world and for giving me memories that will truly last forever.

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