Kochavim Madrich Introductions

Our Kochavim madrichim (counselors) are excited to meet all of our hanichim (campers) tomorrow!!

Tzrif 13:

HI KOCHAVIM! My name is Emma Gelb, and I cannot wait to be your madricha (counselor) this kayitz (summer)!! A little bit about me: I am from Sharon, Massachusetts, this is my fourth time being a counselor in Kochavim, and I just finished my second year of college where I am studying to become a teacher. I love singing, dancing, art, animals, and Disney music. This kayitz is going to be so much fun! While pretty much everything is going to be amazing, I can’t wait to have medurot (bonfires) and do lots of shira and rikud (singing and dancing) with you all! I am so excited to get to meet you all in just a few weeks! Camp is going to be so amazing (-:

Shalom Tzrif 13! My name is Devira Friedman and I’m beyond excited to be one of your madrichot (counselors) this kayitz! I spent eight amazing summers at camp as a chanicha (camper) and I am having so much fun this year, my first year on staff. I am from Chevy Chase, Maryland, but starting in the fall I will be living in New York City attending Barnard College. My favorite parts of camp are omanut (art), basketball, and singing on Shabbat. I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you! We are going to have an amazing kayitz!!!

Hi! My name is Dara Hechter and I am really excited to be working with you this kayitz (summer) in Kochavim! I live in Connecticut where I just finished my last year of high school. I love to code, read, and explore the outdoors. I love animals and in my free time I work on a farm and plant etzim (trees). I can’t wait to be a on your tzevet (staff) this kayitz, and have new, fun, experiences together!

Tzrif 10:

Shalom tzrif (bunk) 10! My name is Henry Sosland and I’m so incredibly excited to be your madrich (counselor) this kayitz (summer)! This is my seventh kayitz at camp, my first on staff, and I’m sure it will be the best one yet!! A bit about me: I just graduated high school from Charles E Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland and next year I’ll be a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. I love running, playing tennis, and hiking. I also really love to cook. I cannot wait to have dance parties and play on the agam (lake) toys and eat Shabbos brownies with you all. I am so excited to guide you through your first kayitz at camp ramah!  I’m going to help make sure that you have the best kayitz yet!! See you soon!! Get excited!!

Hi everyone! My name is Ariel Malkan.  I’m 22 years old, and I’m from Ra’anana, Israel. I like to read books and work out. I really like to train in kung fu — like in Kung Fu Panda (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXi3Mv6KMzY), but don’t worry, I’m nicer than the master! Kung fu has cool technics, and I would love to teach so some moves!  (Safely of course). I made a list of some songs that I would like to teach you guys… and I would love to learn from you guys some songs too! I’m looking forward to meet you all this kayitz!  We are going to have a lot of fun together at camp.

Howdy howdy Tzrif 10! My name is Zach Leventhal, and I’m super excited to be spending this kayitz (summer) with all of you!  I am 18 years old and come from Olney, Maryland. I’ve gone to Ramah for eight years – seven at Palmer and one on Ramah Israel Seminar. This year will be my first as a madrich (counselor), and I will also be an archery instructor. I’ll start school at Carnegie Mellon University this fall, with plans to study economics and mathematics. I really like singing (especially at camp!) and playing games like Chess and Scrabble. I hope you’re as pumped as I am for Kochavim, and I can’t wait for an incredible kayitz!