Herb and Barbara Greenberg are Glen Spey and New England alumni who made aliyah in 1999.
This is a story I have wanted to share for a long time, but I knew that it would be understood only by those who have been touched by the magic of a Camp Ramah experience.
I did attend Camp Ramah one summer. It was a good experience for me, as there were relatively few Jewish young people in the town (Dillon, South Carolina) where I grew up.
Daniel Paul and Randi Heskins met at Camp Ramah in Glen Spey in 1971 and were married in 1980.
We met at Glen Spey in 1971. Gila, who had spent many summers at various Ramah camps went to be a counselor in the Tikvah program.
Though we were both at Berkshires in 1964, we did not actually know each other then. Sharon was a camper in Machon on B side and Richie was a counselor on A side.
We had made plans separately to be staff at Palmer. When Palmer closed that year, we were both arbitrarily (Who believes in “arbitrary”? We both believe it was the hand of G-d directing us to each other) assigned to Glen Spey.
We met as counselors at Camp Ramah in Glen Spey. After our wedding we celebrated sheva berachot at Glen Spey two years later in 1971.