Hanhallah 2018

Rosh Taste of Ramah: Rebecca (Kossman) Schnaper

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Years at Camp: This will be my 16th year at camp!
What do you do outside of camp:  I’m an elementary school teacher.
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Getting to spend my summer vacation in my favorite place in the world while getting to introduce it to a whole new generation of chanichim (campers).
What do you miss most about camp during the year? Being surrounded by my Ramah friends and family
What is your favorite camp activity? Rikkud!

Rosh Notzitzim: Aaron Besser

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Years at Camp: 2005-2010, 2012-2018!! (plus I spent 2011 on Ramah Israel Seminar)
What do you do outside of camp:  I am a high school social studies teacher in Washington, DC.
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Besides EVERYTHING, I would have to go with whatever the cool new thing to chant in the Chadar HaOchel during meals is.
What do you miss most about camp during the year? I definitely miss Shabbat, ridiculous peulot tzrif, and running into Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago (Rabbi Joel’s dog), on one of his daily strolls.
What is your favorite camp activity?  I’ll go with camp-wide shira/rikkud, like we have every Shabbat with rikkud after b’rachot and zmirot after the meal.

Rosh Tze’erim: Leah Schatz

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Years at Camp: 13
What do you do outside of camp?  I am a teacher!
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? I’ve been practicing the Ukulele to spice up my Hashkavah act.
What do you miss most about camp during the year?  Screaming out “TZE’ERIM” in Rad Hayom.
What is your favorite camp activity?  Anything that has to do with either shirah or rikkud!

Rosh Halutzim: Elijah Ackerman

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Years at Camp: This will be my 20th summer at Camp!
What I do outside of camp:  I am currently in my final year of school at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, but by the time camp starts I will have graduated!
One thing I’m most excited about for this summer: I’m most excited for the Halutzim play, which is always one of my favorite parts of the kayitz!
What do you miss most about camp during the year?  Ligot (Staff Basketball League)
My favorite camp activity: My favorite camp activity is playing softball on Shabbat.

 

Rosh Bogrim: Michael “Olive Oil” Baumohl

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Years at Camp: This is my 12th summer!
What do you do outside of camp:  Graduating from the University of Delaware studying Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Our trip to Syracuse
What do you miss most about camp during the year? Shabbat at camp
What is your favorite camp activity?  Mitbachon (cooking)– by far!

Rosh Machon: Daniel Livingston

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Years at Camp: 13
What do you do outside of camp:  I work for a political campaign 
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Spongebob the Musical
What do you miss most about camp during the year?  Shabbat at camp
What is your favorite camp activity?  Hockey

Rosh Shoafim: Tobi Afran

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Years at Camp: 12
What do you do outside of camp:  I have 4 different jobs as a graphic designer.
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Service Projects
What do you miss most about camp during the year? the chadar’s chocolate chip cookies
What is your favorite camp activity?  public running!

 Rosh Gesher: Davida Vogel

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Years at Camp: This will be my 13th summer :)
What do you do outside of camp:  Grad school- in a doctoral program for Clinical Psychology.
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Having an unforgettable kayitz with GESHER CHAI!!
What do you miss most about camp during the year?  Everything related to Shabbat at camp!
What is your favorite camp activity? Rikkud… duh!

Rosh Yedidim: Avi Finder

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Years at Camp: Poconos 9,  New England 9
What do you do outside of camp:  Special Education Teacher
What is one thing you are most excited about for this summer? Getting to be a part of YEDIDIM for the first time and meeting new friends!
What do you miss most about camp during the year?  I miss the agam   (lake) and being surrounded by my Ramah family
What is your favorite camp activity?  ANY activity that causes uncontrollable laughter, Omanut, and of course dance parties!