A Message from Alumni Coordinator, Robin Rubenstein
Think you’re too old for camp? Think again. Even after you’ve left your camper years behind, after staff is a memory…you will always be a Wisconsin Ramahnik! Our programs create fun opportunities for Ramahniks of all ages to reunite with long-lost friends, to reminisce about their camp days, and to strengthen their bonds with camp.
My name is Robin Rosenbaum Rubenstein and I was a Ramah Wisconsin camper and staff member in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s (Nivonim 1990). I am originally from the suburbs of Chicago, and I currently live in West Bloomfield, Michigan with my husband, Rabbi Steven Rubenstein and my two children, Ari (Nivonim) and Tali (Shoafim). As the Alumni Coordinator for Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, I am thrilled to be a part of your connection with Ramah.
Over the past several years, we have increased our efforts to connect with you. We have launched Beynenu, our e-newsletter for Wisconsin Ramahniks, we have added an additional reunion to our yearly summer reunion schedule and we have had successful events with Ramahniks in NYC and Israel, as well as successful events with our Kikar Ba’Ir program to engage young alumni in the Chicago area. We have also expanded Kikar Ba’Ir to the DC area, NYC, and Minneapolis. If you live in one of those cities, please read Beynenu and watch for email communications regarding any upcoming Ramahnik events in your city!
As adults, reconnecting with camp can be transforming. It’s an opportunity to develop a new and different kind of connection to camp and to friends. Even if it’s not a “reunion year” for your aidah, we invite you to make the trek to Conover to reconnect with Ramah. Come for a day or spend a night in the guesthouse – we’d love to give you a taste of the 2017 camp experience.
Regardless of the years you were in camp, and regardless of whether you were a camper, counselor, or adult staff member, I am here for you. If you’re looking for a camp friend, have a general question, or you simply want to share some news, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send in photos and stories for our online Ramahnik newsletter. There are many ways for you to stay connected with Ramah. I look forward to hearing from you soon.