Engagements:

  • Mazal Tov to Bruce Ratain (Nivonim 2005) on his engagement to Hannah Feldman.

  • Mazal Tov to Ron Schrag (Nivonim 2007) on his engagement to Rebeccah Hartz.

  • Mazal Tov to Natalie Saltzman (Nivonim 2009) on her engagement to Matan Yosef.

  • Mazal Tov to Hannah Kreindler (Nivonim 2007) on her engagement to Matt Opad.

  • Mazal Tov to Gila Drazen (Nivonim 1996) on her engagement to Rob Vincent.

  • Mazal Tov to Teddy Horwitz (Nivonim 2003) on his engagement to Meg Marcanti.

  • Mazal Tov to Matt Teperman (Nivonim 2004) on his engagement to Aaron Rubin.

  • Mazal Tov to Kevin Rahmanim (Nivonim 2009) on his engagement to Yari Rostamian.

  • Mazal Tov to Danny Mann (Nivonim 2008) on his engagement to Emily Silber.

  • Mazal Tov to Alieza Schvimer (Nivonim 2008) on her engagement to David Hoffman. 

  • Mazal Tov to Anna Tarkoff (Nivonim 1996) on her engagement to Nessie Ruiz.

Weddings:

  • Mazal Tov to Alexandra Zimmern (Nivonim 2009) and Jeremy Rosenberg on their marriage.

  • Mazal Tov to Dan Weiss (Nivonim 2007) and Dani Wolf (Nivonim 2008) on their marriage.

  • Mazal Tov to Benjamin Ross (Nivonim 1996) and Faye Wang on their marriage.

  • Mazal Tov to Leehee Matalon (Staff 2000s) and Sam Milligan on their marriage.

  • Mazal Tov to Gila Hoffman (Nivonim 2006) and Asaf Ben-Gai on their marriage.

Birth Announcements: Welcome Nivonim 2034!

  • Mazal Tov to Debbie (Kaplan) (Nivonim 2000) and Michael Mnookin on the birth of their son Miles Irving in November 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Shaina and Avi Herring (Nivonim 2003) on the birth of their daughter Liba Amalya in November 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Tali (Korrub) (Nivonim 2003) and David Nole on the birth of their son in November 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Briana and Gabi Kopin (Nivonim 2002) on the recent birth of their daughter.

  • Mazal Tov to Lizzie and Micah Kafitz (Nivonim 1994) on the birth of their daughter Zoey London in December 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Shira Kurtz (Nivonim 1996) and Avi Kaufman on the birth of their daughter Mia Faye in December 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Jen and Danny Swerdlow (Nivonim 1995) on the birth of their son Benjamin Sonny in December 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Risa Siegel (Nivonim 1996) and Siatta Dunbar-Siegel on the birth of their daughter Avital Noa in December 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Gretchen (Frankenthal) (Nivonim 2002) and David Miller on the birth of their daughter Naomi Miriam in December 2017.

  • Mazal Tov to Kari (Chester) (Nivonim 1994) and Noah Trueger on the birth of their daughter in January 2018

  • Mazal Tov to Meredith and Eric Kirshenbaum (Nivonim 2003) on the birth of their son Noah Joseph in January 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Samara (Hendin) (Nivonim 2002) and Adam Soiref on the birth of their son Noah Matan in January 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Tome (Allali) (Nivonim 2005) and Matthew Travers on the birth of their son in January 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Ilana (Dworin) (Nivonim 2000) and Alex Kehl on the birth of their son in January 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Jamie and Manuel Gliksberg (Nivonim 1999) on the birth of their daughter Yael Irena in January 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Suzanne and Adam Zimbler (Nivonim 1997) on the birth of their son in February 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Leah (Chatzky) (Nivonim 2002) and Josh Graber on the recent birth of their baby.

  • Mazal Tov to Gina and Ariel Gliksberg (Nivonim 2001) on the birth of their son in February 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Heidi and Jonathan Jonas (Nivonim 1991) on the birth of their daughter Etta Esther in March 2018.

  • Mazal Tov to Dana (Fine) (Nivonim 2001) and Steven Blitzstein on the birth of their daughter Betty Shane in March 2018.

Alumni Updates:

  • Yoni Maltsman (Nivonim 2015) spent a gap year traveling in India. Read about his experiences here.
  • Kol HaKavod to Rabbi Na'ama Levitz Applbaum (Mishlachat 2002) who will become the next Director of Ramah Israel Seminar.
  • Read an article about brothers Dan (Nivo 2008) and Sam (Nivo 2012) Eisenberg reconnecting in Israel.
  • Check out Eytan Anisfeld (Nivonim 1990) on QVC .
  • Mazal Tov to Miriam (Bernstein) and Mort Steinberg, alumni and staff in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, for receiving the Israel Bonds 70 Award at the International Prime Minister’s Club dinner held in Miami in February.
  • Watch for Max “Danny” Botkin’s (Nivo 1995) film Show Dogs when it hits the theaters in May – see the trailer – see the trailer here.

Condolences

  • We mourn the recent passing of Rabbi Jerome (Jerry) Abrams, director of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin in 1956-57. Jerry also served as director of Camp Ramah in Connecticut (1958-60) and Cejwin Camps (1967-78), and was the director of personnel for the Ramah camps (1960-1964). He was also the founding director and director emeritus of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, where he served in the 1960s and from 1980-1991.
  • We mourn the recent passing of Steve Weiss (camper in the 1960s).
  • We mourn the recent passing of Nat Hurwitz (Nivo 1981).
  • Rabbi Dr. Zvi Szubin, Ramah scholar-in-residence in the 1980’s who passed away in March 2016, is being remembered through the Ateret Zvi Prize in Hiddushei Torah given by the Hadar Institute. His children Lisa (Nivonim 82) and Adam (Nivonim 88) are alumni.

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