Skilled leaders on their campuses, Ramah College Network Coordinators are passionate about Ramah and creating strong, engaged Jewish communities. Coordinators plan 6-8 events on their campuses throughout the academic year for Ramah alumni and extended friends of Ramah. Events range from Shabbat celebrations and limmud sessions to rikud study breaks and thoughtful Israel programming. Each event is imbued with Ramah ruach and values, creating both a unique space for continued engagement with Ramah and enhancing the existing Jewish community on campus.
Randi Traison – Canada – Binghamton University
Randi Traison is a senior at Binghamton University, studying Nursing. Before going to Binghamton, she spent a gap year in Israel on Nativ. Randi is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and has attended Camp Ramah in Canada for the past 12 summers! When she is not being active in Hillel or Chabad on campus, she is dreaming about being the camp nurse one day!
Shira Kalet – Nyack – Binghamton University
Shira Kalet is a senior at Binghamton University studying psychology, Judaic studies and education. Shira is from Millburn, New Jersey and has spent the last 4 summers working at Ramah Nyack. On campus, Shira is an active member of her sorority, involved in Hillel, and conducts research at a laboratory studying visual attention and distraction. She loves engaging with Ramah students on campus, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Ramah College Network team!
Maya Klareich – California – Brandeis University
Maya Klareich is a junior at Brandeis University majoring in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and minoring in Anthropology. She is from San Diego, California and has spent 13 summers at Camp Ramah in California, including going on Ramah Poland/Israel Seminar. On campus, Maya works for the Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center and is also a member of Sigma Delta Tau. She is excited to bring the Ramah experience to Brandeis’ campus!
Rachel Sklar – Nyack – Brown University
Rachel Sklar is a junior at Brown University from Westchester, NY, double concentrating in Health and Human Biology and Classics. She spent 12 amazing summers as a camper and staff member at Ramah Nyack, where she is at her happiest jamming out to migrash music and belting Kabbalat Shabbat. When not talking about Jewish life on campus or sitting on the Hillel porch, Rachel spends her time interning for a public health lab, teaching Hebrew school in Providence, and taking walks. She is incredibly excited to engage Ramahniks at Brown and RISD and talk with prospective students!
Hadassah Turk Tolub – Poconos – Columbia / Barnard / JTS
Hadassah Turk Tolub is a junior in the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America studying Psychology and Bible respectively. Originally from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Hadassah has been attending Camp Ramah in the Poconos since the age of four and has been on staff for three summers. She is very involved with Hillel and Greek life on campus and is a member of Pizmon, the co-ed pluralistic Jewish a cappella group on campus. Hadassah is so excited to bring her love for Ramah to Columbia’s campus!
Aliza Saunders – Poconos – Cornell University
Aliza Saunders is a sophomore at Cornell University studying Design and Environmental Analysis. She grew up in Maryland and has spent nine summers at Ramah Poconos as both a camper and staff member, as well as one summer on Ramah Seminar. Aliza is serving on Hillel’s Executive Board this semester and is so excited to bring Ramah-style programming to Cornell’s campus!
Anna Wachspress – Poconos – Emory University
Anna Wachspress is a senior at Emory University studying Anthropology and Human Biology. Originally from Yardley, PA, she has attended and worked at Camp Ramah in the Poconos for a total of 10 amazing summers. On campus, Anna serves as the coordinator of the Hillel First-Year Council and plans events for the student body as a member of the Student Programming Council. She also teaches Hebrew school at a synagogue in Atlanta (alongside many Ramahnicks from Ramah Darom!) She is very excited to join the Ramah College Network team!
Jesse Steinman – Wisconsin – Emory University
Jesse Steinman is a senior at Emory University, studying History. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he was a camper at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin for seven summers and on tzevet for two summers. In addition to participating in the Ramah College Network on campus, Jesse plays on Emory’s Ultimate Frisbee team (go Juice!).
Annie Cannon – Berkshires – Muhlenberg College
Annie Cannon is a senior at Muhlenberg College from Livingston, NJ, majoring in Jewish Studies on the Pre-K-4th grade Education Certification Track. Annie is a proud alum of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, where she has spent 11 amazing summers! She is so excited to bring the ruach of Ramah to the student body of Muhlenberg! When not hanging out at Hillel or leading Kabbalat Shabbat, Annie can be found doing rikud in her dorm room or singing camp Shirah songs.
Sarah Cehelyk – Berkshires – Muhlenberg College
Sarah Cehelyk is so excited to be a part of the Ramah College Network team! She is from East Brunswick, NJ and has spent nine summers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Sarah is a junior at Muhlenberg College studying Psychology and Philosophy and one day hopes to be a school social worker. On campus, Sarah is an RA for first year students as well as a student worker at Hillel; she also volunteers for underprivileged youth within the community and is a board member of Best Buddies which strives to help individuals with severe developmental disabilities form close connections.
Lilly Zepp – Canada – Queen’s University
Lilly Zepp is a third year psychology major and concurrent education student at Queen’s University. She is from Thornhill, ON and has been going to Camp Ramah in Canada since 2008. Lilly will be returning to her happy place as a third year staff member this upcoming Kayitz. Along with RCN, Lilly is on the Chabad Board at Queen’s and is passionate about strengthening the Jewish community on campus. She is so excited to bring together all the amazing Ramahniks at Queen’s and host fun events throughout the year.
Talia Feldman – Poconos – University of Delaware
Talia Feldman is a senior at the University of Delaware studying Human Services and Jewish Studies. Originally from Princeton, NJ, Talia has spent 10 summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. She is involved with Jewish life on campus as a leader of Shabbat services and as the founder of Blue Hens for Israel. She can’t wait to hang out with Ramahniks all year and play Jewish Geography!
Danielle LeVine – Darom – University of Florida
Danielle LeVine is a third-year pre-med student at the University of Florida. Danielle is from St. Petersburg, FL, and has spent 8 summers as a camper and 2 summers as a counselor at Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia. She can be found on UF’s campus leading Kabbalat Shabbat at Hillel, studying for Organic Chemistry, or hanging out in the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house. A fun fact about Danielle is that she has 3 biological uncles named David! She is excited to bring the Ramah College Network to UF this year for the first time!
Sari Brusso – Berkshires – University of Maryland
Sari is originally from Minneapolis, MN and now lives in Westchester, NY. She went to Ramah Berkshires as a camper and now currently works there as a counselor. She is a junior at the University of Maryland studying biology. In her free time, Sari is community service chair for her sorority, a spark intern for Maryland Hillel, and volunteers in the childcare center for a local domestic violence shelter. Fun fact, Sari actually used to be a staff kid at Ramah Wisconsin for a few weeks each summer until she moved to New York! She is excited to bring people from different Ramah camps together and to make new friends!
Shoshana Monson – Poconos – University of Maryland
Shoshana Monson is a junior at the University of Maryland studying Cell Biology and Genetics. Originally from Lower Merion, PA Shoshana has spent the past 10 summers being a camper and working at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. On campus, she is involved with Hillel and helping plan events for Freshman as well as being involved in Greek life! Shoshana is super excited to bring her ruach from camp back to the Maryland campus!
Dahlia Katz – New England – University of Michigan
Dahlia Katz is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Organizational Studies with a minor in Business. She is from Memphis, Tennessee and attended Camp Ramah in New England for eight summers as a camper and two summers as a counselor. In addition to serving as an RCN Coordinator, she is involved with the TAMID Group and the University of Michigan Hillel. Dahlia is really excited to bring Ramahniks together in Ann Arbor through shabbat dinners and other community events!
Lena Stein – Darom – University of Michigan
Lena Stein is a senior at the University of Michigan, studying Art and Design. Before going to Michigan, she spent a gap year in Israel on Nativ. Lena is from Boca Raton, Florida. She was a camper at Camp Ramah Darom for seven summers and has worked as a staff member for the past four. At Michigan, in addition to serving as an RCN Coordinator, she is involved in Hillel, her sorority, and doing graphic design for organizations around campus. She is incredibly grateful to the Ramah community for helping her transition into college and hope she can do the same for other freshman!
Jordyn Kaplan – Nyack – University of Pennsylvania
Jordyn Kaplan is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania and grew up just thirty minutes from campus in Media, PA. She attended Ramah Poconos for one summer and worked as a counselor at Ramah Nyack. On campus, Jordyn is studying history and education. She is very involved with Hillel, is a tour guide, is active in Greek life, and serves on student government. Jordyn is looking forward to bringing the Ramah spirit to campus year-round.
Jared Rogers – Nyack – University of Pennsylvania
Jared Rogers is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania concurrently studying mechanical engineering and business. He is from Long Island, NY and has served as a madrich at Camp Ramah Day Camp in Nyack for the past two years. When not knee deep in problem sets, you can probably find Jared either working on an electric racecar for Penn Electric Racing or playing the bass drum for the Penn Band. Jared is also the Co-Chair of the Conservative Jewish Community at Penn, and is super excited to begin his work as a Ramah College Network Coordinator!
Sophie Libow – Canada – Washington University, in St. Louis
Sophie Libow is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Anthropology and Environmental Studies. She comes from Winter Park, FL— a long way from Ramah Canada, where she has spent her summers since 2010. Sophie is involved in multiple Jewish organizations on campus, and can be found at Conservative minyan each week. This year, she is most looking forward to bringing a taste of camp into the busy lives of WashU students!