Community Report 2021


We call this our community report. It is created with our deep appreciation for all who made it possible for our campers and staff members to return to their Ramah communities at our overnight and day camps.

Ramah returned in 2021 – stronger than ever. It was a summer of joy, healing and belonging for the close to 1,500 young campers and staff members at Camp Ramah New England in Palmer and Ramah Day Camp Greater DC. Ramah was a powerful restorative force – a place to feel free, to forge in-person friendships, to embrace the rejuvenating return to joyous Jewish living.

Todah Rabbah – thank you for entrusting Ramah with your children and providing your generous philanthropic investment. With your loving support, you have affirmed that Ramah is essential to the well-being of our children and young adults, as they grow into the best versions of themselves and into strong, committed Jews. As we reflect on a spectacular kayitz (summer), we look forward to working together to build a strong future for Ramah, and a strong future for our children.

Stuart Katz, President

Rabbi Ed Gelb, CEO

“Our boys came home every day with a smile. We love hearing them sing Hebrew songs, chant the blessings, and tell us about Israel.” -Marissa and Michael Privman, Day Camp parents

Joy ♦ שמחה ♦ Simcha

Our campers and staff members felt profound joy.

How exhilarating it was for our campers and staff members to return to camp, after a hiatus of almost two years! After long months with too much time at home, often learning on computer screens and physically separated from friends and teachers, the members of our overnight and day camp communities blissfully relished being together, in person.

Some of the joy came from the simple pleasures of being at camp with peers and friends: the thrill of a big splash in the Palmer water park. The delight of building a new structure with the Big Blue Blocks at the day camp. The ease of everyday camp activities: playing silly games with bunkmates, making s’mores around a campfire, tossing a Frisbee.

With each passing day, campers became less inhibited and more open to new experiences. The sheer exuberance was palpable as our campers and staff got more comfortable with the near-normal of camp and its special rhythms and traditions. With each successive session of shira (singing) and rikud (dancing), more campers jumped up to participate – singing louder, moving faster, drawing their friends into the crowd.

Healing ♦ ריפוי ♦ Repui

The summer provided moments of real healing.

The mental, emotional, social and spiritual health of our young people has been significantly impacted over the last two years. Ramah, through its pioneering camper care system, has long provided a firm foundation for addressing these challenges at camp. In 2021, as campers pivoted to in-person engagement with their peers, Ramah’s staff members redoubled their efforts so that each child felt supported, listened to, comforted. New and creative ways were also found to bolster staff members to enable them to deliver exceptional care to our campers.

Fortunately, camp itself – and the ability to be outdoors nearly all the time – helped revive so many who had felt isolated. Our camps provided carefree environments, with limitless ways for campers to get dirty, let down their guard, and build confidence and self-esteem. Campers sought out numerous restorative experiences: In Palmer, they cared for the farm animals or spent time with a comfort dog. In Germantown, they tended the lush permaculture garden and then harvested the beautiful vegetables they had grown.

At camp, many had their first opportunities since the start of the pandemic to forge new friendships or to refresh and deepen old ones. The ability to interact directly with others, unmediated by a computer or phone screen, was restorative.

“Our child had life-changing experiences. She was clearly loved and appreciated for who she is. What a joy to see her having a carefree summer.” -Julie Fisher and Dan Shapiro, CRNE parents

Belonging ♦ קהילה ♦ Kehillah

Together, we created communities where everyone belonged.

At Ramah, we work to build welcoming and inclusive communities. From the launch of our Tikvah Program for young people with disabilities in 1970 to our ongoing commitment to actively include people of all sexual and racial identities, Ramah seeks to value each person for who they are, in all of their dimensions.

In bringing back Ramah in 2021, we focused on giving each person a sense of belonging – to the tzrif (bunk) or kvutzah (small day camp group); to the camp community; and to the Jewish community as a whole.

Through our camper care framework, we ensured that each child had a friend and felt valued within the tzrif or kvutzah.

Our camp communities were once again filled to the brim with inspiring and joyous Jewish living. Each day, Jewish music, tefilot (prayers) and brachot (blessings) filled our camps. Each week, our Palmer community gathered for a Shabbat filled with rest and ruach. Each session, our camps became magical Jewish places where campers could extend their Jewish knowledge and strengthen their Jewish identities.

With the return of these indispensable Jewish experiences, Ramah is igniting our campers’ and staff members’ life-long Jewish engagement. With newfound confidence and knowledge, they are poised to make the world a better place.



OCTOBER 1, 2020 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2021



Tuition & Fees


Other Program-Related Revenue


Donations & Grants


Other Revenue






Administrative & Fundraising


“I loved making so many new friends and being surrounded by happiness.” -Eliana Z., Day Camper

Todah Rabbah – Thank you to our donors and leaders.

Ahava Donors

Thank you to the 2021 Ahava Donors, our philanthropic leaders who gave $1,800 or more to our Ramah L’Kulam campaign, October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Ahava Society $100,000 and up

Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Shari and Harold Levy

Ahava Society $50,000 to $99,999

Nan and David Bender
Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Capacity Expansion Grant, funded by The Gottesman Fund
National Ramah Commission

Ahava Society $18,000 and $49,999

Judy and Jonathan Chiel
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Susan and Julius Eisen
Green Family Foundation
Hannah and Lawrence Jacobs
Jennifer and Daniel Mendelson
Nancy and Fred Poses
Diane Lipson Schilit and Howard Schilit

Ahava Society $10,000 and $17,999

Anonymous (3)
Lia Meisinger and Alexis Borisy
Lisa Popik Coll and Arieh Coll
Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yashar Initiative, funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Lori and Michael Gilman
Lauren and Mark Goloboy
Tali and Stephen Kest
Neil Kuttner
Marcia and Alan Leifer
Paula and Andrew Shoyer

Ahava Society $5,000 to $9,999

Judith Shandling and Elie Abemayor
Heidi and Noam Arzt
Carrie and Alan Chalup
Nadine Evans and Rafi Kieval
Beth Feffer
Rita Appel and Jon Fraade
Susan and Arnold Garelick
Lillian and Richard Gray
Dena Schulman-Green and Eric Green
Jacoby Chiel Foundation
Leonard and Irwin Kamp Foundation
Marcy Kimel and Adam Kramer
The Leiser Family Foundation
Gayle and Steven Neufeld
New England Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Tour de Shuls
Susanne and Stacy Oshry
Stephen Saft
Terry and Michael Schuster
Dorit Rabbani and Jason Shames
Dale and Alan Sorcher
Mindy and Jeffrey Sosland

Ahava Society $3,600 to $4,999

Apple, Inc.
The Areivim Philanthropic Group through the Hebrew at Camp/ Kayitz Kef Program
Rhonda Parker and Steve Binney
Nancy Hardy and Joshua Farber
Debbie Chirnomas and Michael Hurwitz
Sharon Waller and Al Hyman
Shelly Arkush Kassen and Michael Kassen
Marni Smith Katz and Stuart Katz
Rona and Robert Kelner
Kraft Family Fund
Phyllis and Jeffrey Lavine
Jennifer Brown and Adam Medros
Beth Byer and Fred Mermelstein
Heidi and Matthew Meyers
Rhonda and Charles Mills
Elizabeth Waksman and Darren Orbach
Sara Shapiro-Plevan and Rabbi William Plevan
Abby and Jeffrey Scheer

Ahava Society $1,800 to $3,599

Anonymous (3)
Monica and Gavin Abrams
Elisa Deener-Agus and Michael Agus
Caron Gremont and Ken Baer
Barbara and Jordan Baker
Carolyn and Brent Berger
Jenny and Barry Berk
Gary Berman
Danya and Marc Berman
Jillian and Bradley Bernstein
Michelle Brody and Hal Blumenfeld
Stacey and Jason Brauner
Taffy and Claude Brodesser-Akner
Gilly and Jonathan Cannon
Zachary Chalup
Jane Taubenfeld Cohen and David Cohen
The Conservative Synagogue Inc., Westport, CT
Leslie and Alan Crane
Ada Beth and Chuck Cutler
Barbara and David Edelheit
Karen and David Farbman
Elana and Daniel Finn
Louise and Alan Fisch
Heather Diamond-Fisch and Eytan Fisch
Pamela Gordon Furth and David Furth
Tami and Rabbi Ed Gelb
Lois and Harvey Gelb
Sharon Pohoryles and Jim Gelb
Laurie and Paul Gershkowitz
Marcia and Scott Glickman
Rabbi Sheryl Katzman and Rabbi Elliot Goldberg
Shera and David Golder
Elissa and Saul Goldfarb
Beth Kanter and Jeffrey Goodell
Kimberley Kaplan-Gross and Michael Gross
Susan and Benjamin Gutmann
Rabbi Greg Harris
Rachel and Henry Jinich
Mark Kahan
Larry Kaplan and Family
Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig
Marjorie and Lawrence Kravitz
Doreen and Andrew Kriegel
Janaki Kuruppu
Belinda Krifcher Lehman and Adam Lehman
Aliza Yellin Lerner and Jon Lerner
Jessica and Ron Liebowitz
Judy Wendkos Liss and Brian Liss
Sandi and Nathaniel Margolis
Becky and C. J. May
Stacy Barnett Mozer and Gary Mozer
Herlene and Yaacov Nagler
Ilana and Bradley Orelowitz
Sandra and Gerald Ostroff
Esther Rosenberg and Michael Ostroff
Sharon and Daniel Prober
Anna and Mike Ravvin
Arlene and Sanford Remz
Jill and Jeremy Rider
Ellen and Daniel Rockmore
Judy and Reuven Rohn
Sara Turken and B. J. Rosen
Hyla Kaplan Rosenberg and David Rosenberg
Rebecca and Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg
Terry Newman and David Rubin
Diane and Adam Safer
Arden Levy and Anthony Sanchez
Aimee and Allen Segal
Judith, Leonard and Larry Seltzer
Daphna and Scott Sher
Deborah Martin and Dan Shertzer
Onir and Jeffrey Spiegel
Tovah Day and Moshe Spinowitz
Nienke Grossman and Ezequiel Steiner
Leslie and Randy Steinman
Susan and Bradley Stillman
Larisa and Daniel Trainor
Deborah Wahl
Brittanie and Dan Werbel
Hallie and Evan Werbel
Riki and Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn
Deborah and Wallace Zuckerman

Other Donors
Thank you to the following supporters who gave $180-$1,799 to our Ramah L’Kulam campaign, October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; who made in-kind contributions of valuable goods and services during this period; and who generously supported our Voc Ed Building Expansion Project at Camp Ramah New England, through September 30, 2021

Ahava Friends

Ahava Friend $1,000 to $1,799

Anonymous (2)
Kimberly and Steven Aftergood
Tamar and Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz
Bargmann Hendrei + Archtype Inc.
Robyn and Jeremy Bash
Beth El Temple, West Hartford, CT
Sharon Parrott and Ari Blumenthal
B’nai Israel Sisterhood, Rockville, MD
Joyce and Michael Bohnen
Deborah and Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer
Judith Beck and Richard Busis
Brenda and Gerald Canter
Shira Deener and David Chodirker
Aliza and Michael Cooperman
Shelley and Adam Ducker
Stephanie and Mark Eidelman
Beth Farber
Jane and John Fisher
Nora and Josh Friedman
Tova Mirvis and Allan Galper
George G. and Leah E. Posener Fund
Noemi Schor and Mike Goldfarb
Barbara and Stephen z”l Goldstein
Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Danny Granowitz
Max Green
Felicia Goldring and Alejandro Guitelman
Navah and Rabbi Jules Harlow
Trudy and Howard Jacobson
Talya and Rabbi David Kalender
Melissa and Aaron Kass
Rachel Chiel and David Katz
Naomi and Josh Katz
Beri and Saul Kravitz
Amy and Carl Kruglak
Linda and Cantor Ed A. Kulp
Sharon and Alan Levy
Rebecca and Adam Lurie
Daniel Makover
Jennifer Marinoff Rosenblum and Ian Marinoff
Vanessa and Benjamin May
Adina and Sander Mendelson
Susan and Robert Miller
Sandy and Hal Miller-Jacobs
Jessica and Stefan Nathanson
Michele and Meyer Potashman
Elizabeth and Bob Pressman
Rebecca Anhang Price and Matthew Price
Bernie Rabinowitz
Risa and Steven Raich
Dorie and Jacob Ravick
Raytheon Technologies
Jodi and Rabbi Steven Rein
Elena and Jed Resnick
Rabbi Michelle and Michael Robinson
Ilana and Ira Rothberg
Alisa and Aaron Rulnick
Sharon and Rabbi Michael Safra
Eileen and Stephen Samuels
Jenna and Jonathan Schilit
Eva Bellin and Frank Schwartz
Julie Fisher and Ambassador Dan Shapiro
Tova and Ken Sperber
Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
Laura and Rich Traiger
Debbi Bohnen and Adam Wall
Debra Herman and Daniel Warshay
Laura Blumenfeld and Baruch Weiss

Ahava Friend $613 to $999

Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC
Shira and Joshua Arcus
Anne Gelb and Dan Bagatell
Jessica and Eric Baim
Laura Elkayam and Rabbi Ezra Balser
Nanci and Jim Bramson
Stacy and David Cohen
Congregation Beth El, Fairfield, CT
Congregation Beth El Keser Israel, New Haven, CT
Debra and Andrew Cooper
Jaclyn Eskin and Arthur Finkle
Mara Greengrass and Avi Fishman
Noreen and Michael Friedman
Emily and Daniel Friedman
Samantha and Jeremy Garelick
Deborah and Scott Goldstein
Howard Goldstein
Katie Schenk and Dov Grossman
Joni and Paul Jablansky
Rachel Strong and Michael Jacobson
Rabbi Rena and Shalom Kieval
Elissa and Philip Klapper
Landmark LLC
Howard Levine and Eric Levine
Dina and Matt Levitt
Fran Robins Liben and Rabbi Daniel Liben
Anne Lipton
Alison and David Lobron
Rachel Messinger and Brian MacDonald
Caryn and Rabbi Mitchel Malkus
Beth Silverberg Marx and Daniel Marx
Joel Mendelson
Naomi Yadin-Mendick and David Mendick
Denise and Chuck Pascarelli
William Planer
Marcy and Alan Pressman
Whitney Connaughton and Aaron Pressman
Bonnie and Rafi Prober
Elena and Rabbi Joshua Ratner
Adrienne and Rabbi Arthur Rulnick
Deena and Mark Scoblionko
Maria Lasa-Sloan and Michael Sloan
Sandra and Richard Slutzah
Rabbi Nicole Wilson-Spiro and Michael Spiro
Linda and Bruce Stanger
Naomi Schorsch Stein and Steven Stein
The Paul E. Singer Foundation
Yvonne White and David Pincus
Lianne Pinchuk and Edward Wladis
Amy and Mark Wolf
Pamela Kesner and Gary Yellin

Ahava Friend $180 to $612

Anonymous (5)
Susanna Chu and Ariel Adesnik
Lisa and Rabbi Ben Adler
Brenda Buchweitz Albert and Steven Albert
Barbara and Murray Akresh
Rosalie and Raymond Alexander
Karen and Avi Alpert
Melissa Antenberg
Rona Appelbaum
Carrie Berman and Ronald Apter
Roz and Rabbi Raphael Arzt
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Carolyn and Joel Bargmann
Sharon Cohen and Eric Barker
Gail Shust and Joseph Batutis
Norman Berk
Rabbi Ilana Garber and Adam Berkowitz
Sara Bernstein
Stephanie and Harold Birn
Lynn and Wolf Blitzer
Lisa and Gideon Blumenthal
Jen and Dan Blumenthal
Emily and Zach Briton
Jonathan Bromberg
Marian and Edward Bromberg
Christy Brooks
Peter Brot
Harriet Friedman and Charles Bruce
Jayne and Larry Charlamb
Dana Levy and Reiss Clauson-Wolf
Georgianne and Jonathan Cohen
Elizabeth and Michael Cohen
Congregation Agudat Achim, Schenectady, NY
Susan and Bruce Creditor
Jean Dahlben
Brenda and Jerome Deener
Ariel Yellin Derringer and Steven Coby Derringer
Susan and Joseph Ditkoff
Wandy and Lewis Druss
Johanna Rothman and Mark Druy
Naomi Druy
Elizabeth and John Edelglass
Susan and Lewis Edelheit
Lawrence Eisen
Jodi and Rabbi David Eligberg
Rotem Ad-Epsztein and Uri Epsztein
Bobbe and Ben Evans
Rachel and Peter Federowicz
Rena Gray Fein and Robert Fein
Beth and Robert Feldgarden
The Fischman Family
Leah Bieler and Rabbi Ron Fish
Betty and Clifford Fishman
Debbie and Jonathan Forrest
Jane and Ed Foster
Sarah Kagan and Henry Fox
Miriam Cohen Franzen and Kurt Franzen
Tricia and Jason Friedman
Michele and Steve Friedman
Elyssa and Bryan Gaffin
Alex Garber
Doris Hamburg and Gerald Garfinkel
Emma Gelb
Yoni Gelb
Donna Shakin and Howard Gershen
Naomi Reem and Ronen Gilat
Reena Glazer
Hannah Glickman
Monica and Lee Gold
Diane and Israel Goldberg
Sondra and Steven Goldberg
Miriam and Irwin Golob
Joan and Jason Goloboy
Ruth and Richard Gomolka
Karen and Andrew Green
Lilly Rabinoff-Goldman and Rabbi Hillel Greene
Shannon and Isaac Green
Linda and Kenneth Greenberg
Shaena and Steven Grossman
Joanne Guerrini
Ann Schwartz and Greg Hager
Lisa and Peter Harris
Rabbi Andrew Hechtman
Ricki and Cantor George Henschel
Loni and Rabbi Ami Hersh
Hillel International
Andrew Hirsch
Esther and Richard Hochman
Nina and David Hoff
Linda and Melvin Holtzman
Jennifer Holzman
Bari Brown-Itscoitz and Samuel Itscoitz
Sara and Jonathan Jacobson
Paula and Laurence Jaffe
Sue and Ethan Kanter
Robin and Mark Kasowitz
Beverly Schwartz-Katsh and Ethan Katsh
Carol and Joel Kaufman
Marcia and Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer
Elissa and Daniel Kestin
Jeanne and Joshua Kieval
Kimmel Fund
Eliana Lipsky and Chaim Kirby
Patti Lieberman and Jeff Knishkowy
Judy and Gerry Kobell
Evelyn and Marvin Koch
Esther Kaleko-Kravitz and Steven Kravitz
Laura and Stephen Kreitzer
Dana and Jason Kunzman
Rebecca Larrison
Rabbi Claudia Kreiman and Rabbi Ebn Leader
Shari and Stewart Lecker
Donna and Sid Levine
Barbara and Gary Libbin
Deborah and Rabbi Micah Liben
Rabbi Miriam Midlarsky Lichtenfeld and Rabbi Ted Lichtenfeld
Shelley and Jon Lieberman
Robert Lipman
Debra and Harold Luks
April and Darren Mackoff
Paula and Albert Madansky
Sonia Castillo and Aaron Mannes
Dina and Sam Markind
Pam and Michael Mendelson
Harriet Merkowitz
Merrick Jewish Centre Inc., Merrick, NY
Rebecca and Kenneth Milgram
Scott Miller
Sheila Yossem and Robert Mindel
Marilyn and William Monderer
David Moses
Gilah and Eric Moses
Kathy O’Neill and Daniel Mullen
Sheryl and Todd Neufeld
Andrea Neusner
Suzanne Neusner
Pamela and Robert Norton
David Offit
Cyd and Mark Oppenheimer
Gabriella Rothman and Andrew Pessin
Edward Pletman
Lizzy Fiedler and Gabriel Podair
Sally Michael and Eric Pomerantz
Alison Baraf and Aryeh Portnoy
Edna and Larry Povich
Andrew Prince
Ronald Rabin
Anita and Ken Rabinoff-Goldman
Leah Tulin and Seth Rappaport
Amy and Joey Regen
Brad Reiter
Nancy and Rabbi James Rosen
Rebecca Weiser and Ted Rosenbaum
Linda and Barry Rosenberg
Erika Dickstein and Todd Rosenberg
Jennifer and Daniel Rosenthal
Nicole Totah and Joshua Rosenthal
Farrah and Barry Rubenstein
Rabbi Susan Tendler and Ross Sadoff
Susan Samberg and Paul Sandberg
Judith and David Satlof
Niki Saul
Rabbi Tirza Covel and Albert Schmelzer
Lori Schuldiner Schor and Joshua Schor
Margot Schwadron
Elana Cohen and Steven Schwartz
Wendy Schwartz
Seed the Dream Foundation
Rona Sheramy and Adam Segal
Shiri and Ilan Segev
Rena and Adam Shapiro
David Sherman
Rachel Kest and Rabbi Michael Silbert
Roberta and Ronald Silver
Sheila Silverman
Marcie Greenfield Simons and Richard Simons
Karen Brier and Jared Skoff
Cheryl and Kevin Slane
Dawn Weiss Smith and Joseph Smith
Rachel Sosland
Robin Halsband and Jeremy Spector
Barbara Portnoy and Leonard Spector
Wendy and Joel Spellun
Stanley Black and Decker
Leigh Newman and Gary Starr
Ruth Steinberg
Sara Danitz-Steinhardt and Noah Steinhardt
Aliza Phillips-Stoll and Ira Stoll
Thomas Sudow
Naomi and Eric Sugar
Michelle Sugarman
Rachelle and Ari Tannenbaum
Temple Israel, Sharon, MA
Tifereth Israel Congregation, New Bedford, MA
Abby Zanger and Roy Tishler
Robyn and Jeff Toppall
Rachel Weinstein and Pepin Torres
Marion and Michael Usher
Anne and Rabbi Moshe Waldoks
Rabbi Ariella Rosen and Rabbi Becca Walker
Yvonne and Mark Waynik
Judith and Rabbi David Weiner
Katherine Allen and David Weingart
Rhonda Weingarten
Melanie and Lawrence Weisberg
Judy and Alan Weiss
Carol and Marc Weitzman
Erin and Benjamin Willcher
Ellen and Scott Wittlin
Sam Zaremba
Avi Zollman
Rachel and Leeor Zorel

In-Kind Donors

Sara and Daniel Ambalu
Susan and Julius Eisen
Dvora and Joshua Pemstein
Diane and Adam Safer
Tifereth Israel Congregation, New Bedford, MA

We are especially grateful to the Eisen and Safer families for their important gifts of Sifrei Torah.

Donors to Voc Ed Building Expansion Project

Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yashar Initiative, Funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg FoundationCarrie and Alan Chalup
Lois and Harvey Gelb
Lauren and Mark Goloboy
Hannah and Lon Jacobs
Trudy and Howard Jacobson
Phyllis and Jeffrey Lavine
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.
Diane Lipson Schilit and Howard Schilit
Terry and Michael Schuster
Paula and Andrew Shoyer

Legacy Society & Endowments

Etz Hayim Legacy Society

We appreciate our supporters who are ensuring Ramah’s future by making commitments in their estate plans to contribute to the permanent endowment.

Deborah and Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer
Judith Beck and Richard Busis
Nancy Kriegel and Andrew Butler
Shulamith Reich Elster
Karen and David Farbman
Jon Fraade
Robert A. Friedlander
Tamar and Rabbi Ed Gelb
Jody and Rob Gelfand
Marcia and Scott Glickman
Elissa and Saul Goldfarb
Lillian and Richard Gray
Carolyn J. Greene
Judy and Rabbi Gary Greene
Anne Tanhoff Greenspoon and Rabbi David Greenspoon
Harold Grinspoon
Linda and Dov Hyman
Abbey Frank and Rabbi Marc Israel
Lawrence D. Kaplan
Nadine Evans and Rafi Kieval
Gerald Kobell
Shari and Harold Levy
Marci Galinkin and Stephen Levy
Fran Robins Liben and Rabbi Daniel Liben
Lisa Rosenfeld and Alan Lobovits
Adina and Sander Mendelson
Andrea Neusner
Noam Neusner
Susanne and Stacy Oshry
Esther Rosenberg and Michael Ostroff
Sheila and Rabbi Michael Panitz
Rhonda Parker and Steven Binney
George Posener z”l
Elizabeth and Robert Pressman
Sharon and Dr. Daniel Prober
Abby and Rabbi Evan Ravski
Arlene and Sanford Remz
Judy and Reuven Rohn
Susan and Stuart Salzberg
Eileen and Stephen Samuels
Erica and Jerry Silverman
Todd P. Silverstein
Deborah Chameides and Rabbi David Small
Linda and Bruce Stanger
Carolyn and Dr. Jeffrey Weiser
Deborah A. and Wallace Zuckerman


We appreciate our supporters who have created endowments to support Ramah New England in perpetuity:

Rabbi Arthur A. Chiel Scholarship Endowment
Julie Eisen Scholarship Endowment
Sheldon E. Elster and Shulamith R. Elster Family Scholarship Endowment
David Farbman Endowment
for the Creative Arts
Harold Grinspoon
Sanford Remz Endowment for Kishroniyah


Executive Committee 2021-2022

Stuart Katz

Aaron Kass
Vice President, Operations

Jeffrey Scheer
Vice President, Development

Sharon Waller
Vice President, Board Development

Neil Kuttner

Alan Chalup

Michael Agus
Member at Large

Elizabeth Waksman
Member at Large

Belinda Kricher Lehman*
Immediate Past President

General Board 2021-2022

David Farbman*
Jon Fraade
Scott Glickman*
Michael Goldfarb
Lauren Goloboy
Jeffrey Goodell
Rabbi Greg Harris
Phyllis Lavine
Aliza Yellin Lerner
Sander Mendelson*
David Offit
Elizabeth Pressman*
Dorie Ravick
B. J. Rosen
Jason Shames
Jeffrey Sosland
Hallie Werbel

*Past President

Year-Round Staff


Rabbi Ed Gelb

Ed Pletman
Director of Finance and Operations

Rhonda Parker
Director of Development

Josh Czik
Assistant Registrar

Mindy Goldstein
Annual Campaign and Alumni Relations Director

Ken Milgram
Finance Associate

Marggi Shechanah
Registrar/Office Manager


Josh Edelglass
Assistant Director

Michelle Sugarman
Assistant Director

Talya Kalender
Director of Camper Care

Pamela Kekst
Program Director

Bonnie Schwartz
Tikvah Director

Sean Carey
Chef Manager

Joe Libera
Site & Facilities Manager

Jacklyn Romito-Carey
Assistant Operations/Events Manager


Rabbi Jill Levy

Sharon Rosenberg Safra
Assistant Director

Lisa Zelermyer
Registrar and Office Coordinator

Mira Tash
Tikvah Director


Leora Kimmel Greene
Director, Inaugural Ramah Day Camp Greater Boston

Todah rabbah to all of our supporters who gave October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. To those not listed here, we sincerely thank you for your support!

Please contact Rhonda Parker, Development Director, if your gift was omitted or listed incorrectly or you would like information about supporting Ramah New England.

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