Our Staff

Rabbi Ed Gelb – Director

ed-gelbRabbi Ed Gelb has been the director of Camp Ramah in New England since September of 2005. Ed joined CRNE after a successful five-year tenure as director of Camp Alonim, which is affiliated with the Brandeis Bardin Institute in California. Raised in Wyoming, Ed is a longtime Ramahnik, having served on the staffs of Ramah California and Ramah Canada for many years. Prior to becoming director of Camp Alonim, Ed was a teacher, administrator and basketball coach at Yeshiva University High School in Los Angeles. Ed received his ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism and graduated from UCLA with a BA in History. He lives in Sharon, Massachusetts with his wife, Tami, and their children, Yoni, Emma, Tova and Zachary.

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Josh Edelglass – Assistant Director

staff-3Josh Edelglass has been spending his summers at Camp Ramah in New England since 1987, and he began working on staff in the summer of 1995. He joined the year-round team in 2000, and has been the Assistant Director since the spring of 2011. Josh graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1999 and since then has been working out of Boston as a teacher, freelance illustrator, and member of Ramah’s year-round staff. Josh has worked on the faculty of Prozdor Hebrew High School, Temple Aliyah in Needham, Temple Israel in Natick, Tifereth Israel in Andover, Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill, and Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline. Somehow, on top of living and breathing Camp Ramah, Josh continues to produce a movie-parody web-comic, Motion Pictures, which can be found on-line at www.MotionPicturesComics.com. He lives in Medfield, Massachusetts with his wife, Stephanie, and their children Tahlia and Reya.

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Our Year-Round Staff

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Ed Pletman
Director of Finance and Operations

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Rhonda Parker
Development and Campaign Director

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Talya Kalender
Director of Camper Care

Didi Kalmanofsky
Senior Program Staff/Boston Area Liaison

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Bonnie Schwartz
Tikvah Director

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Marggi Shechanah
Registrar/Office Manager

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Ken Milgram
Finance Associate

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Mindy Goldstein
Director of Annual Campaign and Alumni Relations

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Lori Fish Bard
Community Liaison, Greater Washington DC Area