Our Team

Ari Friedman

Coordinator | San Francisco/Bay Area

Ari grew up in New York attending Camp Ramah in the Berkshires as a camper and Ramah Day Camp in Nyack as a camper and staff member. Recently Ari began spending his summers at Ramah Galim as a lifeguard. After two summers with Galim he joined the year-round team and now works with Ramah throughout the year. Email Ari at arif@ramahnorcal.org.


 Michele Hasit

Coordinator | Baltimore, Philadelphia

Originally from Cherry Hill, NJ, Michele spent summer after summer at Ramah as a camper and on staff, having worked in many different scopes of camp life. Michele graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Public and Community Health, and then spent time working in public health both locally and abroad. Michele loves her role as Communications Director at Ramah Poconos and is now excited to begin engaging alumni as Reshet Coordinator in Philadelphia and Baltimore! Michele lives in Center City Philadelphia with her husband, Adam Waxman (a long-time Ramahnik), and their daughter, Kira. Email Michele at micheleh@ramahpoconos.org.

Elana Tennenbaum

Coordinator | Chicago

Elana was born and raised in the Suburbs of Chicago and spent 8 summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, 6 as a camper and 2 staff. She currently sits on the Ramah Day Camp Advisory board, and sends her 3 kids to the Ramah Day Camp and Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. Elana has extensive experience organizing fundraisers and planning events that bring Jewish families together for Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago. Elana has a B.A. in Hospitality Business from at Michigan State University and lives in Chicago with her husband Jason, and 3 children, Noah, Sydney and Nathan. She is excited to bring her expertise in event planning to creating programs for Ramah Alumni and their families. Contact Elana at etennenbaum@ramahwisconsin.com.