Monthly Archives: May 2012
Meet Rosh Gesher – Amy Winiker
This will be my 16th Summer in Camp- and my 7th as Staff. Previously, I have worked as a madricha in Nitzanim, Shorashimand Machon and was Rosh Tzeirim (’09 and ’10) and Rosh Machon(’11). Outside of Wingdale, I graduated in 2010 from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Communications. This past September I fulfilled a long-time dream of moving to Paris to study French and eat lots of croissants. I grew up in Teaneck, NJ and am thrilled to be working with Gesher this year, especially after having such a wonderful summer with them as Machon ’11. My year of living in Paris was truly incroyable and I cannot wait to bring some French flavor to 12594.
Meet Rosh Machon – Arielle Sokoloff
I am so excited to be the Rosh Edah for Machon 2012! Last year I had the privilege of going on the first ever Sababa trip withBogrim 2011. It was a great experience that brought us closer together as an Edah. I can’t wait to be working with the samechanichim again this kayitz.
I graduated from Binghamton University in 2011 and after my first summer as a Rosh Edah, I decided to see the world! I spent five months volunteering in Nepal where I worked with teenagers and women’s groups. I am really looking forward to sharing this experience with my edah!
Machon 2012, get ready for an amazing summer!
Meet Rosh Bogrim – Becca Weintraub
Hello! My name is Becca and I am about a month away from graduating the University of Maryland (Go Terps). I was a camper at camp all the way from Cochavim summer through gesher. I also had three fantastic summers as a counselor and even got the opportunity to staff seminar! I am so excited to be back in camp as a rosh edah and can’t wait to be with all of camp in the chadarsinging every Friday night during shirah. I hope you’re ready for an amazing kayitz 2012 because I know I am! Wingdale here we come…
Meet Rosh Solelim – Hallie Dunn
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce myself asRosh Solelim! Camp Ramah has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. It is where I grew up, where I met my favorite people, and where I truly found my passion and love for Judaism. I spent eight summers in camp as a camper, from Cochavimall the way through Gesher, and four wonderful summers on staff! This will be my lucky 13th summer!
I just completed my fourth year in a five year Master’s program for Special Education at the University of Maryland.
I’m so excited to have been given the opportunity to once more be a part of the magic at Camp Ramah. I look forward to spending the summer with my Solelim campers and enriching their lives as young Jewish individuals. I can promise you I will do everything in my power to make each and every camper happy they decided to be at Camp Ramah this summer! Thank you for allowing me to spend the summer with your children, I look forward to meeting you all!
Meet Rosh Tzerim – Hillel Buechler
Shalom! I am graduating this month from Brandeis University, where I completed majors in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Politics. This will be my 19th kayitz at Ramah Berkshires, as I have been coming to camp since I was a toddler! I am very much looking forward to beingRosh Tzeirim this kayitz! I am excited to start working with theTzeirim tzevet to plan a fantastic kayitz and can’t wait to meet all theTzierim chanichim in just a few weeks!
Meet Rosh Shorashim – Aliza Sebert
Shalom l’kulam! My name is Aliza Sebert and I am thrilled to be returning for my second summer as a Rosh Edah b’kayitz 2012!!!
I am a graduating senior at Brandeis University, double majoring in Psychology and Education Studies. I have been at Ramah Berkshires every summer since I was two years old and proudly call it my second home. After camp this summer, I will spend nine months in Israel staffing Nativ, USY’s College Leadership Program in Israel. I am exctited for another amazingkayitz, to share the excitement of camp with my chanichim and to help them bring that joy home.
L’hitraot b’kayitz 2012!
Meet Rosh Nitzanim – Paula Sass
I recently graduated from the Washington University in St. Louis, and will be starting Rabbinical School at JTS in the fall. I have worked in Camp Ramah as a madricha in Tzeirim and Shorashim in the summers of 2008-2010, and I am super excited to be back at Machaneh Ramah for kayitz 2012. This summer I am especially looking forward to being back at Ramah after being home in Cleveland, Ohio last summer, and my favorite parts of camp are the Rikudiah, Shabbat, and of course, the chanichim!
Meet Rosh Cochavim – Sarah Roth
Shalom! My name is Sarah Roth and I am m’od (very) excited to beRosh Cochavim for kayitz 2012!!! After being in camp last summer, I can’t wait to see what new, fun activities happen with this edah! In the fall I will be a senior at Barnard College, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Economics and Religion. This is my 10th summer at camp, after coming for five years as a chanicha (camper), four years as a madricha (counselor) in Nitzanim, and one year as a rosh edah. I can’t wait to meet all the new and returning chanichim and to spend another exciting kayitz b’machanenu!!