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Community Report 2022



This community report is created with our profound appreciation for everyone who made it possible for our campers and staff members to have a joyful and fun-filled kayitz (summer) 2022. Ramah New England welcomed 1,300 campers and hundreds of staff members to Camp Ramah New England (Palmer), Ramah Day Camp Greater DC, and the inaugural week of Ramah Day Camp Greater Boston. Each day at our camps was filled with exceptional moments of personal growth, friendship, and immersion in Jewish life.

Kayitz 2022 delivered life-changing experiences that were shaped by:

  • Rebuilding: Campers expanded their horizons and strengthened their skills through reinvigorated programs.
  • Leading: Older campers and young staff members discovered their talents for leading and served as exemplary role models.
  • Experiencing: Campers and staff members forged strong Jewish identities and powerful joyful communities.

Todah Rabbah – thank you for entrusting Ramah New England with your children and investing in a strong future for Ramah. Thank you for partnering with us to inspire a lifelong love of Jewish traditions and values within welcoming and accepting communities.

Liz Waksman Signature file.

Elizabeth Waksman, President

Ed Gelb Signature file.

Rabbi Ed Gelb, CEO

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Campers gained confidence and independence through reinvigorated programs. Our campers also benefited from wonderful new additions to our sites.

While 2021 was a summer of happiness and healing for our campers and staff, we recognized the need to rebuild many of our programs – and with this, to teach and reinforce skills that had atrophied early in the pandemic. In 2022, Ramah made great strides to revitalize its programs to strengthen skill-building and Jewish learning. Our camps returned to full enrollment, with richer programs that permeated every aspect of camp life. Additions to our Palmer and DC sites also enhanced our campers’ experiences.

At our overnight camp, our program again reached high levels with the return of Yom Roo, swim lessons and Kishroniyah, a one-week program of workshops for our older campers. With several additional top-notch staff members, campers had more ways to delve into the arts, deepen their connection to our natural world, and acquire new sports skills, including pickleball! And a gorgeous new Biytan (pavilion), funded by Kimby and Lawrence Berger, provided a fantastic new location for camper activities, from tefilot through peulat erev (evening activity). 

At our DC Day Camp, with the return of chugim (electives), campers had more opportunities to choose activities to match their interests, expand their horizons and reinforce their skill sets. Some chugim were even conducted in Hebrew! Har Ramah (Ramah mountain), the new climbing tower, spurred campers to take on new and unexpected challenges. And the return of the Zimkudiyah (song and dance festival) let campers learn new songs and dances to celebrate Ahavat HaAdamah (loving the earth). 

The strong enrollment and dynamic programming at both camps paved the way for the launch of the Boston Day Camp. Forty-five campers had a sensational time during the one-week pilot. In 2023, we will fully launch this camp with a 6-week well-rounded schedule hosted at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. 


Our teens and young adults excelled in leading our campers.

Ramah has made an enduring commitment to the development of the next generation of Jewish leaders. Our camps are laboratories for our teens and young adults, who participate in summer-long training and learn by leading our campers. Through this process, they become exemplary role models who campers seek to emulate. They also discover their own passions and talents for leading.

Leadership training begins in earnest with Camp Ramah New England’s older campers, who are empowered to create their own experiences and transmit the Ramah experience to younger campers and Amitzim (teen campers with disabilities). Through “Ma Ramah” (What is Ramah?), Machon campers (rising 10th graders) explored Ramah’s distinctive characteristics and worked closely with younger campers. Nivonim campers (rising 11th graders) assumed significant responsibilities through Hadracha, the summer-long leadership training program. They served as Madrichim (Counselors)-in-training several days a week and led two hours of programming for younger campers once a week. They also ran major camp-wide events, including Friday night shira (singing) and Yom Sport. 

Our young alumni, joined by other staff members from Israel and elsewhere, delivered spectacular experiences at all three camps in kayitz 2022. Our staff members’ impact rested on extensive staff training, which began with pre-season workshops and continued through staff week (just before the campers arrived) and the entire summer. These training sessions, led by seasoned educators, added to counselors’ skills in the bunk, at tefilot, and as chug (elective) educators. Ramah also continued to support its staff members by providing “go-to” people for staff members who needed coaching, convening the Palmer Staff Life Committee that served as a sounding board for staff members, and providing coffee, late-night snacks, swag and other occasional goodies.

Ramah’s investment in its staff members is central to their personal growth and well-being and yields a high staff retention rate. This investment is also central to our campers’ happiness.  As we sometimes say simply: happy staff members = happy campers!  


By experiencing and living Judaism, campers forged deeper personal identities and powerful communities.

Ramah succeeds by imbuing every aspect of camp – from tefilot in the morning to bedtime routines in the evening – with Jewish values and practices. In kayitz 2022, many Jewish experiences, both old and new, filled our camps with joyous Jewish exploration. 

At Camp Ramah New England, all-camp havdalah in the Horshah (grove) again became a regular highlight of the summer. There’s nothing more uplifting than everyone standing arm-in-arm for this moving Jewish ritual, capped off by the spirited singing of our camp song, “Tov Li B’Machaneh Ramah – how good it is for me at Camp Ramah! Another stirring spiritual moment occurred when everyone gathered outside at dusk for a mournful reading of Eichah on erev Tisha B’Av. A new color-coded siddur designed by our senior leadership, which highlights key words and provides easy-to-follow transliterations and translations alongside the Hebrew, is improving the younger campers’ participation in and understanding of tefilot

The spirit of Jewish growth and inquiry also infused daily life at our day camps. Our DC Day Camp was the perfect place to learn about Ahavat HaAdamah (loving the earth), the summer theme chosen to mark the shmitah, the sabbatical year for the land. The campers not only recycled and tended the large permaculture garden, but they also watched as a small corner of land was left to rest, as is customary in the shmitah year. And at both day camps, our campers delighted in ruach-filled Jewish shira and rikud  (song and dance), especially when it was time to welcome Shabbat. 



Ahava Donors
Thank you to our 2022 Ahava Donors, our philanthropic leaders who gave $1,800 or more to our Ramah L’Kulam campaign, October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Ahava Society $100,000 and up

Kimby and Lawrence Berger
Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Ahava Society $50,000 to $99,999

Nan and David Bender
National Ramah Commission

Ahava Society $18,000 and $49,999

Lia Meisinger and Alexis Borisy
Judy and Jonathan Chiel
Green Family Foundation
Diane Lipson Schilit and Howard Schilit
Nancy and Fred Poses

Ahava Society $10,000 and $17,999

Anonymous (3)
Apple, Inc.
Carrie and Alan Chalup
Lori and Michael Gilman
Lauren and Mark Goloboy
Lillian and Richard Gray
Debbie Chirnomas and Michael Hurwitz
Hannah and Lawrence Jacobs
Tali and Stephen Kest
Neil Kuttner
Jennifer and Daniel Mendelson

Ahava Society $5,000 to $9,999

Devorah Adler
Heidi and Noam Arzt
Camp Trucking of North America LLC
Dena Schulman-Green and Eric Green
Norma Grill
Nadine Evans and Rafi Kieval
Marcy Kimel and Adam Kramer
Phyllis and Jeffrey Lavine
Marcia and Alan Leifer
The Leiser Family Foundation
Leonard and Irwin Kamp Foundation
New England Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Tour de Shuls
Stephen Saft
Terry and Michael Schuster
Dorit Rabbani and Jason Shames
Paula and Andrew Shoyer
Dale and Alan Sorcher
Mindy and Jeffrey Sosland
Laura Blumenfeld and Baruch Weiss

Ahava Society $3,600 to $4,999

Michelle Brody and Hal Blumenfeld
Nancy Hardy and Joshua Farber
Rachel and Henry Jinich
Marni Smith Katz and Stuart Katz
Rona and Robert Kelner
Heidi and Matthew Meyers
Stacy Barnett Mozer and Gary Mozer
Naomi and Paul Mozer
Elizabeth Waksman and Darren Orbach
Abby and Jeffrey Scheer
Hallie and Evan Werbel
William and Jerry Ungar Foundation

Ahava Society $1,800 to $3,599

Elisa Deener-Agus and Michael Agus
Caron Gremont and Ken Baer
Barbara and Jordan Baker
Carolyn and Brent Berger
Jenny and Barry Berk
Rhonda Parker and Steve Binney
Stacey and Jason Brauner
Taffy and Claude Brodesser-Akner
Gilly and Jonathan Cannon
The Conservative Synagogue Inc., Westport, CT
Amy Abramowitz and Ethan Corey
Ada Beth and Charles Cutler
Barbara and David Edelheit
Karen and David Farbman
Beth Feffer
Elana and Daniel Finn
Heather Diamond-Fisch and Eytan Fisch
Louise and Alan Fisch
Rita Appel and Jonathan Fraade
Pam Gordon Furth and David Furth
Susan and Arnold Garelick
Tami and Rabbi Ed Gelb
Lois and Harvey Gelb
Sharon Pohoryles and Jim Gelb
Jody and Robert Gelfand
Laurie and Paul Gershkowitz
Marcia and Scott Glickman
Susan and Robert Gold
Rabbi Sheryl Katzman and Rabbi Elliot Goldberg
Shera and David Golder
Elissa and Saul Goldfarb
Beth Kanter and Jeffrey Goodell
Kim Kaplan-Gross and Michael Gross
Rabbi Greg Harris
Sharon Waller and Al Hyman
The Jacoby Chiel Foundation Inc.
Carol Mates and Mark Kahan
Larry Kaplan and Family
Shelly Arkush Kassen and Michael Kassen
Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig
Marjorie and Lawrence Kravitz
Beri and Saul Kravitz
Amy and Carl Kruglak
Belinda Krifcher Lehman and Adam Lehman
Aliza Yellin Lerner and Jon Lerner
Dina and Alan Lipschultz
Judy Wendkos Liss and Brian Liss
Sandi and Nathaniel Margolis
Jennifer Brown and Adam Medros
Adina and Sander Mendelson
Rhonda and Charles Mills
Herlene and Yaacov Nagler
David Offit
Ilana and Bradley Orelowitz
Susanne and Stacy Oshry
Sandra and Gerald Ostroff
Esther Rosenberg and Michael Ostroff
Sara Shapiro-Plevan and Rabbi William Plevan
Sharon and Daniel Prober
Rabbi Joshua Rubinow Simon Memorial Endowment for the Camp Ramah Tikvah Program, Bnai Israel, Rockville, MD
Anna and Mike Ravvin
Arlene and Sanford Remz
Jill and Jeremy Rider
Susan Kahan Rifkin and William Rifkin
Judy and Reuven Rohn
Hyla Kaplan Rosenberg and David Rosenberg
Rebecca and Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg
Terry Newman and David Rubin
Diane and Adam Safer
Daphna and Scott Sher
Deborah Martin and Dan Shertzer
Tova and Ken Sperber
Onir and Jeffrey Spiegel
Tovah Day and Moshe Spinowitz
Nienke Grossman and Ezequiel Steiner
Susan and Bradley Stillman
Temple Israel of Sharon, MA
Larisa and Daniel Trainor
UniBank for Savings
Deborah Wahl
Debbi Bohnen and Adam Wall
Brittanie and Dan Werbel
Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck, NY
Deborah and Wallace Zuckerman

Other Donors
Thank you to the following supporters who gave $180-$1,799 to our Ramah L’Kulam campaign or made in-kind contributions of valuable goods and services, from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. Thank you also to the following supporters who gave $1,800 or more to our Voc Ed Building Expansion Project at Camp Ramah New England.

Ahava Friends

Ahava Friend $1,000 to $1,799

Kimberly and Steven Aftergood
Agudas Achim Congregation of Alexandria, VA
Beth El Temple, West Hartford, CT
Joyce and Michael Bohnen
Emily and Zach Briton
Deborah and Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer
Jane Taubenfeld Cohen and David Cohen
Aliza and Michael Cooperman
Leslie and Alan Crane
Johanna Rothman and Mark Druy
Susan and Lewis Edelheit
Susan and Julius Eisen
Beth Farber
George G. & Leah E. Posener Fund
Noemi Schor and Mike Goldfarb
Pamela and Howard Gorin
Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Danny Granowitz
Felicia Goldring and Alejandro Guitelman
Susan and Benjamin Gutmann
Navah and Rabbi Jules Harlow
Trudy and Howard Jacobson
Danielle and Aaron Juda
Melissa and Aaron Kass
Rachel Chiel Katz and David Katz
Naomi and Josh Katz
Sharon and Alan Levy
Susan and Robert Miller
Elizabeth and Robert Pressman
Risa and Steven Raich
Dorie and Jacob Ravick
Jodi and Rabbi Steven Rein
Sharon and Rabbi Michael Safra
Jenna and Jonathan Schilit
Eva Bellin and Frank Schwartz
Aimee and Allen Segal
Rose and Dan Shames
Hilary Smith Kapner
Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD
Rabbi Annie Tucker

Ahava Friend $613 to $999

Anne Gelb and Dan Bagatell
Laura Elkayam and Rabbi Ezra Balser
Robyn and Jeremy Bash
Lynn and Wolf Blitzer
Brenda and Gerald Canter
Adam Chaikin
Stacy and David Cohen
Amanda and Ross Firoved
Howard Goldstein
Deborah and Scott Goldstein
Deborah and James Karesh
Rabbi Rena and Shalom Kieval
Elissa and Philip Klapper
Beth Silverberg Marx and Daniel Marx
Marian Alexander and Rabbi Daniel Ornstein
Billy Planer
Edward Pletman
Whitney Connaughton and Aaron Pressman
Rebecca Anhang Price and Matthew Price
Bonnie and Rafi Prober
Rachel and Daniel Rabin
Anita and Ken Rabinoff-Goldman
Ellen and Daniel Rockmore
Alisa and Aaron Rulnick
Arden Levy and Anthony Sanchez
Rabbi Tirza Covel and Albert Schmelzer
Rena and Adam Shapiro
Eleanor Sherwin
Claire Workman and Seth Stern
Marion and Michael Usher
Lianne Pinchuk and Edward Wladis
Amy and Mark Wolf

Ahava Friend $180 to $612

Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, NJ
Murray and Barbara Akresh
The Albert & Judith Goldberg Family Foundation
Brenda Buchweitz Albert and Steven Albert
Rona Appelbaum
Carrie Berman and Ronald Apter
Dora and Neal Atterman
Sharon B. Cohen and Eric Barker
Leslie and Rabbi Laurence Bazer
Karen and Marc Beckman
Karen Wasser Beraha and Nathan Beraha
Ilana Garber and Adam Berkowtiz
Emily and Adam Berman
Judith Bernstein
Beth Sholom Bnai Israel, Manchester, CT
Stephanie and Harold Birn
Marissa Platner and Eliot Blum
Jennifer and Daniel Blumenthal
B’nai Torah Congregation, Boca Raton, FL
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Jason and Jennifer Brodsky
Marian and Edward Bromberg
Nancy Kriegel and Andrew Butler
Harriet Friedman and Charles Bruce
Eden Wofsey and Carie Carter
Georgianne and Jonathan Cohen
Olga Tomanovich and Richard Collier
Comcast Corporation
Congregation Beth El, Fairfield, CT
Congregation Ohav Shalom, Albany, NY
Terel Cooperhouse
Jean Dahlben
Ariel Yellin Derringer and Steven Coby Derringer
Cathy and Bert Distelburger
Ellen and Rabbi Robert Dobrusin
Caine Dufrene
Stephanie Simon and Jay Epstein
Bobbe and Ben Evans
Beth and Robert Feldgarden
Geraldine and David Feldman
Andrea Fribush and Mitchell Feldman
Lisa Ellern-Feldman and Seth Feldman
Sarah and Marlon Felman
Cynthia and Benjamin Finder
Daniel Fish
Sandra Fish
Betty and Clifford Fishman
Cherrie Daniels and Jeffrey Fistel
Elise Friedland
Tricia and Jason Friedman
Erica Raphael and Richard Friedman
Tamar Skowronski and Eric Ganezer
Gayle Schwartz and Larry Garber
Doris Hamburg and Gerald Garfinkel
Harriet, Allen and Gila Gelfond
Liav Shapiro and Noam Gilboord
Rhoda and Todd Gladstone
Reena Glazer
Monica and Lee Gold
Rachel Buonaiuto and Taro Gold
Judith and Joel Goldberg
Jackie and Jason Goloboy
Ruth and Richard Gomolka
Adrienne and Stuart Green
Seth Greenstein
Stacy Grossman
Yehuda Gubani
Heather Zacker and David Harlow
Lisa and Peter Harris
Judith and Lester Henner
Loni and Rabbi Ami Hersh
Linda and Melvin Holtzman
Helen Horwitz
Abbey Frank and Rabbi Marc Israel
Barbara Jacobs
Rachel Strong and Michael Jacobson
Jewish Community Foundation of Central NY
Julie and Richard Jolles
Talya and Rabbi David Kalender
Sue and Ethan Kanter
Leah Sugarman and Leonard Kardon
Robin and Mark Kasowitz
Leah Oko and Carl Katz
Carol and Joel Kaufman
Shelley and Gary Keimach
Judy and Steve Kerbel
Joshua and Jeanne Kieval
Kimmel Fund
Helaine Denenberg and Jonathan Klawans
Caryl and Michael Kligfeld
Beth and Daniel Kluger
Judy and Gerry Kobell
Evelyn and Marvin Koch
Roselyn and Edwin Kolodny
Gila and Bruce Kriegel
Linda and Cantor Ed A. Kulp
Barbara Shapiro-Kushner and Robert Kushner
Rabbi Claudia Kreiman and Rabbi Ebn Leader
Shari and Stewart Lecker
Joanne Schindler and Rabbi Allan Lehmann
Carr Hornbuckle and Jack Leifer
Shelley and Jon Lieberman
Jessica and Ron Liebowitz
Miriam Lieff
Patricia Lipman
Alison and David Lobron
Paula and Albert Madansky
Maia and Dan Magder
Sonia Castillo and Aaron Mannes
Rachel Perla and Jeremy Marin
Rabbi Dahlia Kronish-Maudlin and Joshua Maudlin
Becky and C.J. May
Naomi Yadin-Mendick and David Mendick
Susan and Len Merewitz
Merrick Jewish Centre, Inc., Merrick, NY
Sara Eidelman Michaels and BJ Michaels
Rebecca and Ken Milgram
Sheila Yossem and Robert Mindel
Gail Daumit and Ron Minsk
Marilyn and William Monderer
Sheryl and Todd Neufeld
Suzanne Neusner
Pamela and Robert Norton
Jennifer Cohen and Ben Peck
Rabbi Amy and Gary Perlin
Yvonne White and David Pincus
Sally Michael-Pomerantz and Eric Pomerantz
Linda and Gary Portnay
Marcy and Alan Pressman
Andrew Prince
Rebekah Oren Memorial Education Endowment
Amy and Joey Regen
Jane Rifkin
Brooke and Aaron Ringel
Laura and Daniel Ripin
Nancy and Rabbi Jim Rosen
Rebecca Weiser and Ted Rosenbaum
Linda and Barry Rosenberg
Erika Dickstein and Todd Rosenberg
Jen and Danny Rosenthal
Nicole Totah and Joshua Rosenthal
Mary and Andrew Rotondi
Frances and Leon Sachs
Judith and David Satlof
Lieba and Daniel Savitt
Michelle and Carl Schoenberger
Rabbi Rami Schwartzer
Jennifer and Jeremy Shapiro
Paula Correa-Silver and Jonathan Silver
Rabbi Jill Levy and Matthew Silverman
Sheila Silverman
Melissa and Ari Siskind
Sharone Small
Myra and David Snowise
Linda and Bruce Stanger
Julie Tilson Stanley and Matt Stanley
Amanda Ruppenthal Stein and Hazzan Jeremy Stein
Nina and Alan Stoll
Aliza Phillips-Stoll and Ira Stoll
Michele and Thomas Sudow
Michelle Sugarman
Temple Israel of Norfolk, VA
Temple Shalom of Medford, MA
Abby Zanger and Roy Tishler
Roselyn Garber Toledano
Amy Cohn and Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Hyla and Barry Vine
Danielle Miller Wagner and Joseph Wagner
Fran and Bobby Watson
Cyril Waynik
Yvonne and Mark Waynik
Katherine Allen and David Weingart
Rhonda Weingarten
Ivy and Josh Weingram
Susan Brecher and Michael Weintraub
Elaine and Mark Weitzman
Judy Gooen and Brian Whitehouse
Tammy and Stephen Wrzesinski
Rabbi Elianna Yolkut and Stephanie Wethington
Avi Zollman
Judith and Howard Zucker

In-Kind Donors

Merle and Steve Carrus
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Elana and Daniel Finn
Lewis Fontek
Michelle Kwitkin and Wendi Hoffenberg
Kehillat Chovevei Tzion, Setauket, NY
Linda and Cantor Ed A. Kulp
David Russo
Meredith and Jonathan Schlaifer

We are especially grateful to Kehillat Chovevei Tzion, Setauket, NY, for its important gift of a Sefer Torah.

Donors to Voc Ed Building Expansion Project


Carrie and Alan Chalup
Lois and Harvey Gelb
Naomi Reem and Ronen Gilat
Barbara Goldstein
Lauren and Mark Goloboy
Green Family Foundation
Hannah and Lawrence Jacobs
Trudy and Howard Jacobson
Phyllis and Jeffrey Lavine
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation
Diane Lipson Schilit and Howard Schilit
Terry and Michael Schuster
Paula and Andrew Shoyer
Leslie and Randy Steinman
Melanie and Lawrence Weisberg

Legacy Society & Endowments

Etz Hayim Legacy Society

We appreciate our supporters who are ensuring Ramah’s future by making commitments in their estate plans:

Andrea Bayewitz
Deborah and Rabbi Bruce Bromberg Seltzer
Judith Beck and Richard Busis
Nancy Kriegel and Andrew Butler
Shulamith Reich Elster z”l
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 Levy z”l
Marci Galinkin and Stephen Levy
Fran Robins Liben and Rabbi Daniel Liben
Lisa Rosenfeld and Alan Lobovits
Adina and Sander Mendelson
Stacy Barnett Mozer and Gary Mozer
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 2022-2023

Elizabeth Waksman

Aaron Kass
Vice President

Jeffrey Scheer
Vice President, Development

Sharon Waller
Vice President, Board Development

Lawrence Kaplan

Alan Chalup

Michael Agus
Member at Large

Jeffrey Goodell
Member at Large

Stuart Katz*
Immediate Past President

General Board 2022-2023

Ken Baer
David Farbman*
Scott Glickman*
Michael Goldfarb
Lauren Goloboy
Rabbi Greg Harris
Neil Kuttner
Phyllis Lavine
Belinda Krifcher Lehman*
Sander Mendelson*
David Offit
Elizabeth Pressman*
Dorie Ravick
Jason Shames
Sara Shapiro-Plevan
Mindy Sosland
Hallie Werbel

*Past President

Year-Round Staff


Rabbi Ed Gelb

Ed Pletman
Chief Operating Officer

Rhonda Parker
Development and Campaign Director

Mindy Goldstein
Annual Campaign and Alumni Relations Director

Ruti Mackenzie-Margulies

Ken Milgram
Finance Associate

Becky Sherman
Office Administrator

Riki Wiederhorn
Director of Year-Round Programming


Josh Edelglass

Michelle Sugarman

Talya Kalender
Director of Camper Care

Pamela Kekst
Program Director

Bonnie Schwartz
Tikvah Director

Laura Berger
Nurse Director

Sean Carey
Chef Manager

David Kieval
Camper Support Specialist

Joe Libera
Site & Facility Manager

Jacklyn Romito-Carey
Events Manager


Rabbi Jill Levy

Sharon Rosenberg Safra
Assistant Director

Lisa Zelermyer
Registrar and Office Coordinator

Mira Tash
Tikvah Director


Rabbi Rachel Silverman

Todah rabbah to all of our supporters who gave October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. 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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