(Originally appeared on The New York Times as “A One-Way Ticket to Chicago”.) While Sarah Ariel Attermann spent a quiet evening at home on Jan. 18, 2019 sipping white wine on her couch in Washington, she sent Scott Michael Topal, who lived in Chicago, a Facebook message: “From what I’ve heard, you’re a great person […]
Ramah couples celebrate simchas every year and we would love to celebrate you! Ramah marriages can be defined in many ways; whether you met your spouse at camp, or simply married another Ramahnik from a different camp, your Ramah matrimony is something special! There are more than six decades worth of wonderful stories. To have your Ramah marriage listed on our website please submit your story.
Ariel and Isaac grew up together in the same community and at Schechter and became close friends when high school began. Ariel’s mother and Isaac’s father were on the same Seminar bus in 1976, and Isaac started attending Ramah Wisconsin as a camper in 2006. Ariel joined him in 2008, where they continued to grow […]
Chuck and I knew about each other from 1965 when he went on Israel Seminar with friends of mine from Ramah in Connecticut. In 1969, I was a student at Hebrew University and Chuck was visiting Israel for the summer. He was staying in the Old City in a place without running water and he […]
Dani (Nivo 08) and Dan (Nivo 07) both attended the Ramah Day Camp in Wheeling when it opened. They both attended Ramah Wisconsin as campers and came back for staff. They met the summer of 2010. They were both on Garinim staff. Dan was a 2nd year tzevet and swim instructor on the agam and […]
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.
Molly and Yael met at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin in the summer of 2006. They formed a bond that would last a lifetime.
Laura and Alex met as counselors at Ramah Wisconsin in Summer 2004.
Brandon and Shayna met in 2008 during their time in the LIST College Joint Program.
Eytan and Rebecca met in 2001 at Ramah Wisconsin and were married in 2002.
Neil and I met when we were on staff at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin in 2004; I was a Senior Counselor and Neil was a Junior Counselor. Because he was one aidah younger and we were from different hometowns, I “scouted him out” before the summer began. Little did I know, he had heard I […]