Announcing our 2023 Hanhallah!
We are excited to announce our 2023 Hanhallah (leadership team)! Want to get to know them better? We’ll be interviewing them all on our Ten for ROO podcast in the coming weeks, so watch for that!
Rosh Kochavim (current 2nd & 3rd graders): Emma Gelb — Hi everyone! My name is Emma Gelb and I am beyond excited to be returning to Ramah Palmer this summer as Rosh Kochavim! This will be my eighteenth kayitz (summer) at camp, and my sixth kayitz working in Kochavim. When the kayitz begins I will have just wrapped up my Masters degree in special education. When I am not working or studying I love singing and dancing, photography, playing guitar, and crafting! All hobbies that began at camp! Kochavim is truly the best edah at camp and we’re going to have so much fun together! I cannot wait to share the kayitz with all of you! L’hitraot b’Palmer! (See you soon, in Palmer!)
Rosh Ilanot (current 4th graders): Hadas Bromberg Seltzer — Hi Ilanot! My name is Hadas Bromberg Seltzer (she/her) and I am so excited to be your Rosh Edah for this kayitz! I’m going into my senior year at Muhlenberg College where I’m studying psychology and public health. I love camp and can’t wait for another amazing kayitz! This will be my nineteenth year at camp and my fourth year on tzevet Ilanot (staff for Ilanot). I love being silly, dancing, and singing with friends. I’m excited to do shira (singing) and rikud (dancing) with you all in the Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall) as well as t’fillot (prayers) and peulot (activities) in our moadon (our main meeting place). I can’t wait to meet you all and to get started making silly memories! L’hitraot b’Palmer!
Rosh Solelim (current 5th graders): Devasha Solomon — Hey, Solelim! My name is Devasha Solomon (she/her), and I’m so excited to be your rosh edah (division head) this kayitz (summer)! When the kayitz begins, I will have just graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a major in English and minors in Education and in Theater. This will be my tenth kayitz in Palmer, and my fifth time as a part of Solelim! (I was in Solelim once as a chanicha (camper) and three times as a madricha (counselor).) My favorite things to do are reading and acting in plays. At camp, I especially love singing by the medurah (campfire) and making new friends. L’hitraot b’Palmer!
Rosh Shoafim (current 6th graders): Josh Strauss — Hey Shoafim! My name is Josh Strauss, and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be Rosh Shoafim this kayitz (summer)! Shoafim is a fantastic age where we are the top dogs of Tzad Aleph (A-Side). A little about me: I am going into my final year of graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am getting my Masters in Social Work. I have a slight obsession with Ultimate Frisbee and also enjoy playing the saxophone and cooking soup (especially chicken soup!). I am passionate about singing in the shower, but at camp, I get to take my mediocre singing talents to the Medurah (Campfire). I cannot wait to meet all of you and show everyone why we are the best edah in camp! L’hitraot b’Palmer!!!
Rosh Amitzim (program for campers with disabilities): Eliana Bazer — Hey hey Amitzim!! My name is Eliana Bazer (she/her), but a lot of people around camp call me Ellie! I am beyond excited to be back as Rosh Amitzim for kayitz (summer) 2023!! This will be my fourteenth summer at Camp Ramah New England and my fourth with Tikvah! I graduated from the University of Rochester in May 2022, and now work as a lead teacher for Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. I can’t wait to be back at Ramah to swim in the agam (lake), do lots of singing and dancing, have the Tikvah Block Party, and most importantly see all of you! L’hitraot b’Palmer!
Rosh Magshimim (current 7th graders): Alyssa Leventhal — Hi! My name is Alyssa Leventhal, and I’m SO excited to be Rosh Magshimim this kayitz! I am currently a junior at the University of Maryland, majoring in Special Education and minoring in Human Development. I was in Nivonim in 2018, and this will be my my twelfth kayitz at camp! In my free time I love hanging out with my friends, running, and cooking. I can’t wait for all of the Tzad Bet (B-Side) ruach (spirit/energy). I already know we are going to have the best kayitz ever! L’hitraot b’Palmer!
Rosh Bogrim (current 8th graders): Macie Gelb — Hey Bogrim! I’m Macie, and I’m so excited to spend kayitz 2023 with you. It is going to be magical. This kayitz will be my thirteenth spent at camp. Before camp, I will be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with undergraduate degrees in writing, literature, and gender studies. I’m passionate about books, music, stuffed animals, good food, friendship, and laughter, and I can’t wait to share those things and more with Bogrim this kayitz. See you in Palmer!
Rosh Machon (current 9th graders): Eytan Layman — Hey Machon! My name is Eytan Layman and I am thrilled to be your Rosh Edah this kayitz! This will be my second year as a Rosh Edah and fourteenth at camp. By the time camp begins, I will have just come back from Israel working for TRY as a madrich. In my free time I like to watch anything Star Wars, play board games, or play Frisbee with some friends (just like at camp). I cannot wait to be back at camp with you all to begin the incredible journey that is Machon! We’re going to have an absurd amount of goofy fun, whether it’s peulat erev, chug, or we’re just walking to the chadar! L’hitraot b’Palmer.
Rosh Nivonim (current 10th graders): Tali Glickman — Hi! My name is Tali Glickman, and I am beyond honored and excited to be Rosh Nivonim this kayitz. My first kayitz at Machaneh Ramah was when I was five years old, and it has been my happy place ever since. After going through the camp program, I worked as a counselor for three years (Mag/Bog ’16, Machon ’17), culminating in being a Nivonim madricha in 2018. In 2019 I was Rosh Bogrim and planned on a repeat performance in 2020. I took a 2-year hiatus to go to graduate school, and in May I will graduate with my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. At CSSW, I specialized in advanced clinical social work with a concentration in the mental health field of practice. I am so excited to be back at Machaneh Ramah this kayitz to be a part of (dare I say) the greatest Nivonim ever.