2018 Rashei Edah (Unit Heads) | Camp Ramah Northern California

2018 Rashei Edah (Unit Heads)

Miriam Lichtenberg – Rosh Nitzanim (Incoming 3rd & 4th Graders)

Though camp has been a part of Miriam’s life since she was eight years old, joining the Ramah Galim team was Miriam’s first Ramah experience! She spent ten summers at Camp Nesher in the Poconos — 8 summers as a camper and 2 as a counselor — where she learned the joy and love of spending your summers at camp. For two summers, Miriam worked as a counselor at the JCC in Manhattan, and had an internship with the Jewish Theological Seminary as well. It all lead up to last summer when she got to be a Rosh Edah for Nitzanim at Ramah Galim!

Miriam is a proud graduate of SAR High School, and Midreshet Ein Hanaztziv — a kibbutz in the north of Israel where she spent a gap year studying. Miriam is currently a rising senior at Barnard studying History and Philosophy. She is very excited to bring, once again, the skills she has acquired through her many camp experiences to the Ramah NorCal team!

Eric Steinbach – Rosh Solelim (Incoming 7th & 8th Graders)

Even though Eric did not grow up in the Ramah movement, he has been involved in the Conservative movement as long as he can remember. He was active in USY in high school and still returns home to staff conventions throughout the school year. Eric is originally from Edison, New Jersey and is in his third year at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he studies Economics and Religion Studies. At school, Eric is involved at Hillel where he recently finished his term as President of the student board. This Spring he is studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with the Nachshon Project, where he looks forward to building on his skills in Jewish leadership. Eric has loved spending the past two summers at Ramah Galim, working with Solelim for both summers as a madrich and as the s’gan rosh edah. Eric cannot wait to come back for another kayitz at his second home on the beautiful beaches of Ramah Galim!

Alli Moses – Rosh Kochavim (Incoming 5th & 6th Graders)

Alli is finishing up her senior year at Muhlenberg College where she is double majoring in Psychology and Jewish Studies.  Alli is from New Jersey, where she spent six summers working at a Jewish day camp before joining Ramah Galim.  Since joining the Ramah family last kayitz, Alli has embraced being a Ramahnik year round.  Following a fun filled and adventurous summer, she served as a Ramah College Network Fellow at Muhlenberg this past year where she helped bring the magic of summer to the Jewish community on campus.  She could not be more excited to come back and enjoy the waves of Ramah Galim again this year!

Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin – Rosh Bogrim (Incoming 9th & 10th Graders)

Jacob has been in love with camp since he was 10 years old, finally becoming a Ramahnik in Ramah Galim’s inaugural summer in 2016. Jacob has worked for 2 summers as a Madrich/B’toch Hayam Specialist and then as S’gan Rosh Bogrim. As S’gan, Jacob enjoyed working with the s’gan team to lead Shira on Shabbat, create exciting new chugim, and plan the first ever Yom Galim.

Jacob is finishing his junior year at Stanford University, where he is majoring in Classics and minoring in Symbolic Systems. On campus, he is the President of the Jewish Student Association and has previously been the President of the Stanford Israel Association. A lifelong resident of the Bay Area who wishes that he had been able to go to Ramah Galim growing up, Jacob is a member of Peninsula Sinai Congregation and an alum of Wornick, Hausner, and Kehillah. His favorite part of camp is T’fillot Afloat, a Ramah Galim specialty! In his free time, he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, reading short stories, obsessing over Marvel superheroes, and talking nonstop about camp. Jacob can’t wait to return this kayitz as a Rosh Edah and share his passion for Jewish camp with hanichim!

Terrah Yevilov – Rosh Nachshonim (Incoming 11th Graders)

Camp Ramah in Northern California has found a thoughtful and creative leader for its NEW Edah, Nachshonim.

Terrah grew up in Orange County, California as an active member of Far West USY. Terrah attended Menlo College and graduated with a degree in Business. After graduating from Menlo College, Terrah participated in the DeLet program at Hebrew Union College. Terrah is currently working as a Youth Director in the New Frontier USY region, and as the New Frontier Field Engagement Associate. Terrah looks forward to creating a meaningful and memorable summer for everyone at camp. She is so excited to be spending her first summer at Ramah Galim!

Please enjoy this video introducing our 2018 Rashei Edah!