Our Staff

Rabbi Ed Gelb – C.E.O.

Rabbi Ed Gelb has served as director of Camp Ramah in New England since September of 2005, and C.E.O. since October of 2018. 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. Josh graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1999. He joined the year-round team in 2000, and has been the Assistant Director since the spring of 2011. 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 work as a freelance illustrator, and to write about movies, TV shows, and lots more at his web-site:  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


Ed Pletman
Director of Finance and Operations


Rhonda Parker
Development and Campaign Director


Talya Kalender
Director of Camper Care

Rabbi Jill Levy
Director, D.C. Day Camp


Lori Fish Bard
Community Liaison, Greater Washington DC Area

Sean Carey
Chef Manager

Josh Czik
Assistant Registrar


Mindy Goldstein
Director of Annual Campaign and Alumni Relations

Pamela Kekst
Senior Program Staff/Boston Area Liaison

Elisheva Layman
Tikvah Director, D.C. Day Camp

Joe Libera
Site and Facility Manager

Simon Luxemburg
Senior Program Staff/Boston Area Liaison


Ken Milgram
Finance Associate

emma neusner

Emma Neusner
Staff Hiring & Programming Coordinator


Marggi Shechanah
Registrar/Office Manager

sharon safra

Sharon Rosenberg Safra
Assistant Director, D.C. Day Camp


Bonnie Schwartz
Tikvah Director

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Linor Shemesh
Registrar and Program Director, D.C. Day Camp