Everyone’s Ramah journey looks different: whether you’ve been going to camp since you were eight years old or you first joined the Ramah community as a staff member, your camp experience likely helped shape you into the Jewish adult you are today. When you think back on your summers at camp, maybe you can feel the scratch in your throat from losing your voice during Yom Sport, the hum of excitement on Friday nights as you walk to Shabbat davening, or the late-night conversation with a bunkmate that has stayed with you ever since.
Your Ramah journey began at camp, but the community you built, the lessons you learned, and the joyful Judaism you experienced doesn’t end there. At Reshet Ramah, our mission is to strengthen the Jewish community by bringing Ramah alumni together through social, religious, and professional gatherings, and to create meaningful Ramah connections among alumni at every stage of their lives. It is our hope that the kehillah kedosha, holy community, that you experienced at Ramah continues to be a part of your present and future.
Amy Skopp Cooper, National Associate Director
Amy Skopp Cooper has served as the associate director of the National Ramah Commission since 2004 and in 2017 became the executive director of the Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, NY, after serving twenty years as the camp director.
Previously, she served as the education director of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, NJ, and as assistant director of the Prozdor high school program at Hebrew College in Boston. A graduate of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ms. Cooper holds degrees in Jewish history and Jewish education. She received her master’s degree from Brandeis University in Jewish education and communal service. Ms. Cooper is a recipient of the 2011 Covenant Award for outstanding Jewish educators.
Ariel Goodman, Program Director
Ariel Goodman is originally from Evanston, IL and currently lives in Chicago. She is a proud alum of Ramah Wisconsin and attended as both a camper and a staff member. Ariel holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining the National Ramah team in early 2018, Ariel completed the AVODAH Jewish Service Corps in Washington DC and spent time working in both homeless services and education. She loves being able to help alumni engage with Ramah at every stage of their lives and create meaningful programming on college campuses, in synagogues, and in cities across the US and Canada.
Jared Skoff, Program Director
Jared Skoff is the Program Director of the National Ramah Commission, directing year-round leadership and training programs for counselors and rashei edah. He began his time at NRC as a Ramah Davidson Fellow in Metro Detroit, and has worked on the summer staff of Ramah Canada, Wisconsin, and California. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jared currently attends the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, where he studies as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and maintains a deli-themed Instagram.
Erez Davids, Creative Manager
Erez is the creative manager at the National Ramah Commission. Erez worked at Camp Ramah in Nyack for many summers, as a madrich, rosh keif and as a rosh edah. Originally from Westchester, Erez graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in graphic design and a minor in Israel studies and now lives in New York City.
Adina Scheinberg, National Program Associate
Adina Scheinberg is thrilled to join the National Ramah team as a Program Associate. Since age 9, she has spent her summers at Ramah, attending Ramah Nyack and Berkshires as a camper, going on Ramah Seminar, and working as a counselor and Rosh Edah at Ramah Berkshires. Adina received her B.A. from Brandeis University in May 2021, where she majored in American Studies and minored in Legal Studies, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, and History. On campus, she served on the Brandeis Hillel Student Board, was active in multiple interfaith groups, and was a peer advisor at the Hiatt Career Center and at Academic Services. Adina is excited to create programming for Ramah alumni that connects them to the magic of camp beyond the summer months.