Introducing our 2017 Specialty Track Directors! | Camp Ramah Northern California

Introducing our 2017 Specialty Track Directors!

Please enjoy the following video, introducing our fabulous specialty track directors:

Read their professional bios below:

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Rebecca Posamentier (Performing Arts Director)

Becca has 20 years of administrative, teaching, and performing experience in theaters throughout California. A founding member of Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Becca now serves as the BACT Education Director, serving over 2,500 students per year. As the Camp and Family programs Manager at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, she directed extensive summer and vacation camps for children ages 5-12 in addition to creating a musical theater program for youth. Becca attended Jewish camps and worked in the Jewish Community at Oakland Midrasha and the Hebrew Free Loan Association. She has taught performing arts at UCLA Unicamp, East Bay School of the Arts, University High School in Los Angeles, Stage Door Conservatory and the Berkeley and SF JCCs. She was the Academy Director at Playhouse West, and spent five years as an administrator and educator with Kaiser Permanente’s Education Theater Programs. She is now a “Mom who Rocks” (recognized by Red Tricycle) to two children of her own who look forward to joining her at camp this summer!

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Noah Schaefer (Adventure Sports Co-Director)

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Noah grew up spending his summers basking in the sun at Camp Ramah in California. Upon completion of high school, he took a gap-year during which he spent a semester backpacking, rock climbing, white-water canoeing, and slot-canyoneering in the Rockies of Wyoming and Utah with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School). Noah’s interest in helping others led him to volunteer on ambulances in Israel serving with Magen David Adom in Jerusalem. He has spent the past two summer as a counselor and rock climbing specialist at Ramah in the Rockies, where he guided both backpacking and rock climbing masa’ot (overnight adventures). This past fall, he interned as an experiential educator at a therapeutic boarding school in Costa Rica for American high school students. Noah is currently studying Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Ithaca College in New York. He is looking forward to utilizing his practical experience along with his academic knowledge in his role as co-rosh of the Adventure Sports at Ramah in Northern California this summer.

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Rachel Levy (Adventure Sports Co-Director)

Originally, Rachel hailed from the flat suburbs of New York City where she searched for trails and hills to run on. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz, she wanted to share and educate others about the wonders and benefits of being outside. She began to pursue a career in outdoor education and for the past two years, she has been an outdoor/environmental educator at outdoor schools in Maryland, Massachusetts, and now in Southern California.

Two summers ago, she worked at Ramah in the Rockies as a survival specialist and backpacking trip leader. The community at Ramah was welcoming and supportive which drew her to work at Ramah Galim! Rachel can’t wait to work at Camp Ramah in Northern California this summer and looks forward to being part of a blossoming community, exploring a new area of California, and facilitating the exciting adventure sports activities at camp!

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Marci Greenberg (Ocean Exploration Director)

Marci Greenberg is an experienced and vibrant educator both in Jewish education and marine sciences. Marci spends her days with sea otters, sea stars, and kids of all ages working as a dynamic marine educator at the Seattle Aquarium. She also loves spending her afternoons and weekends as the b’nai mitzvah coordinator for Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle. Marci often combines her passions, and can be found leading havdallah on a dock, shema in the rain forest, making squid prints during a kashrut workshop, or searching for slugs on Shavuot. With such a perfectly matched skill set, Marci is uniquely suited to lead our Ocean Exploration program this summer.

Marci lives in Seattle with her children Shai (17) and Pazia (13), both Ramah Galim campers. She couldn’t be more excited to make the trip down to the Monterey Bay again to connect with new friends of all ages and species.

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Ramah Galim’s specialty track programs in ocean exploration, performing arts, and adventure sports are certainly one of the things that make our camp unique, and we are proudly audacious in our goal to integrate robust and meaningful Jewish learning experiences into each specialty track. For this lofty and transformative endeavor, we could not have asked for a more well-trained and passionate leadership team. Becca, Noah, Rachel, and Marci are committed to the safety, growth, and happiness of our chanichim (campers) and tzevet (staff members) this summer. The year round team has been working with each of them to develop engaging programming, safety procedures, and inspiring plans for building community. Our Rashei Maslul are eager to make camp their home this summer, to train their specialty staff, and to create transformative experiences for our 2017 chanichim. May they inspire us all to find ways of integrating our passion for Jewish learning and Jewish living into our professional endeavors!

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