Jacqui Rivers Vital is a Canada and Berkshires Ramahnik who participated in Ramah Israel Seminar and made aliyah in 1976. She wrote this to Ramah about her experience:
From the stages of Ramah to the lights of the “Great White Way,” two Ramah alumni will perform on Broadway starting this winter.
This year we have three stellar Ramah alumni working full time in the Detroit area as part of the Ramah Service Corps. Meet Hillel Buechler, Eli Jacober, and Darrien Sherman!
Jeremy Pappas and Abbie Fagin Pappas met at Camp Ramah in Canada in 2009 and were married in 2012.
Noam Elituv of Ramah Canada and Berkshires made aliyah in 2011. He wrote this about his experience:
I was sixteen when I first attended a Ramah camp. It was an eye-opening experience for me. It was the beginning of more than twenty summers in which I thrived at four Ramah camps, not to mention an occasional Shabbat at Nyack as a Jewish Theological Seminary ( JTS) student.
I am a Pittsburgher, a Brandeisian, and a Ramahnik. As a Pittsburgher, I was privileged to attend a Jewish day school and was an active member of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Jewish community.
I have no doubt that Judaism is the basis for both my personal and professional life and the motivating force of my soul. As a child brought up in the Diaspora, I am indebted to my parents for choosing to educate me at Jewish schools and to send me to Camp Ramah in Canada
I started my twenty-five years at Ramah in the summer of 1951 as a junior counselor at Ramah in the Poconos. My senior counselor was Yochanan Muffs, z”l. On the other side of the bunk, the senior counselor was Samuel Schafler, z”l, later to become president of Hebrew College.
Ramah strongly influenced my career choice and career growth. The musicals we did every summer at Ramah were huge building blocks for my career onstage. I started in Arazim when I began attending Ramah at the age of eleven.