ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Mazal Tov to Gabi Gershowitz (Nivonim 1997) and Jennifer Citak on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Yaela Garr (Nivonim 1999) and Moshe Miller on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Michael Kibort (Nivonim 1999) and Katrin Malkov on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Joe Caplan (Nivonim 2000) and Amy Nadler on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Jeremy Fineberg (Nivonim 2005) and Heather Kesselman on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Natalie Eisen (Nivonim 2006) and Zach Newburgh.

  • Mazal Tov to Hayley Schwartzman (Nivonim 2007) and Andrew Dolan on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Joseph Eskin (Nivonim 2007) and Shani Abramowitz (Staff 2017, 2018) on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Allie Hurwich (Nivonim 2008) and Brett Dresner on their engagement.

  • Mazal Tov to Abby Grad (Nivonim 2009) and Yoni Israelson (Nivonim 2009) on their engagement

  • Mazal Tov to Allie Rosen (Nivonim 2010) and Eric Galante (Nivonim 2010) on their engagement.

MARRIAGES:

  • Mazal Tov to Hillary Wiseman (Nivonim 2000) and Andy Livingston on their wedding.

  • Mazal Tov to Matthew Tepperman (Nivonim 2004) and Aaron Kornick on their wedding.

  • Mazal Tov to Rebeccah Singer (Nivonim 2007) and Lior Shrag (Nivonim 2006) on their wedding.

  • Mazal Tov to Hannah Kreindler (Nivonim 2007) and Matt Opad on their wedding.

  • Mazal Tov to Nisa Kwall (Nivonim 2007) and Jordan Salins on their wedding.

  • Mazal Tov to Risa Herbstman (Nivonim 2008) and Jason Wachtler on their wedding.

  • Mazal Tov to Jamie Levin (Nivonim 2008) and Danny Hochberg on their wedding.

BIRTHS:

  • Mazal Tov to Jonathan Swaden (Nivonim 1995) and James Bekier on the birth of their daughter Jessie James.

  • Mazal Tov to Joey Shapiro (Nivonim 1996) and Naomi Blumberg (Nivonim 1992) on the birth of their son.

  • Mazal Tov to Blaine and Jeff Coppaken (Nivonim 1996) on the birth of their son Hayes Harden.

  • Mazel Tov to Aaron (Nivonim 1998) and Molly on the birth of their son.

  • Mazal Tov to Jori (Lindon) (Nivonim 1998) and Jeff Bosken on the birth of their son Holden Jeffrey.

  • Mazal Tov to Michelle (Steiman) (Nivonim 1999) and Jordan Edelman on the birth of their daughter Penelope Rose.

  • Mazal Tov to Tali (Goldblatt) (Nivonim 2000) and Ari Derman (Nivonim 2000) on the birth of their son Erez.

  • Mazal Tov to Megan and Yonah Drazen (Nivonim 2000) on the birth of their son Avi Matan.

  • Mazal Tov to Scott Frazin (Nivonim 2000) and Marissa Cohler on the birth of their son Benjamin Joseph.

  • Mazal Tov to Naomi (Fox) (Nivonim 2000) and Brett Taylor on the birth of their son Max Sidney.

  • Mazal Tov to Jessica and Ben Igielnik (Nivonim 2001) on the birth of their daughter Shuli.

  • Mazal Tov to Alieza (Silverstein) (Nivonim 2001) and Ben Sheier on the recent birth of their son Jonah Paz.

  • Mazal Tov to Ruth Igelnik (Nivonim 2002) and Ben Wieder (Nivonim 2001) on the birth of their daughter Sarah Eliana.

  • Mazal Tov to Hannah Sufrin (Nivonim 2002) and Aaron Soffin on the birth of their daughter Hazel Simone.

  • Mazal Tov to Gabe Kravitz (Nivonim 2003) and Yael Smiley on the birth of their son Joshua Smiley.

  • Mazal Tov to Samantha Kopin (Nivonim 2004) and Yoni Silverman on the birth of their daughter Noa Shayna.

  • Mazal Tov to Becky (Wolf) (Nivonim 2004) and Max Jacobson on the birth of their daughter Emma James.

  • Mazal Tov to Benji Derman  (Nivonim 2004) and Becky Levine on the birth of their son Raphael Noah.

  • Mazal Tov to Ted Herbstman (Nivonim 2004) and Elianora Palitz on the birth of their son Benji.

  • Mazal Tov to Heather (Block) (Nivonim 2004) and Jodie Barkin on the birth of their son.

  • Mazal Tov to Linda (Levin) (Nivonim 2004) and Raphael Moreen on the birth of their son Ezekiel Benjamin.

  • Mazal Tov to Tamar and Eli Miller (Nivonim 2005) on the birth of their son Yair Shlomo.

  • Mazal Tov to Shoshana and Matt Gordon (Nivonim 2005) on the birth of their son Elliot Samuel. 

  • Mazal Tov to Paulina Gugala (Year-Round Staff) and Mike Jakubczak on the birth of their daughter Klara Patricia.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet:

  • We share the sad news that Rabbi Sam Fraint passed away in October 2018.  We extend our condolences to his wife Deena and children Hannah (Nivonim 1996), Zeke (Nivonim 1998), and Avram (Nivo 2000) A former Ramah Wisconsin Committee member and a Ramahnik himself, Rabbi Fraint was a wonderful supporter of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and Ramah Day Camp in his role as Rabbi of Moriah Congregation.

  • We share the sad news that Rabbi Michael Isaac Charney (camper in the 1960s) passed away in December 2018. We extend our condolences to his sons Adam and Brett, his former wife, Jamie Krakow and his extended family.

  • We share the sad news that Leslie Litman Gotlieb (Nivonim 1982) passed away in September 2018.  We extend our condolences to her husband Paul, children Nate (Staff 2011-2012), Marlee (Nivonim 2010), Rachael (Nivonim 2011), and Isaac (Nivonim 2016), and the extended Gotlieb family. Leslie was a member of the Ramah Wisconsin Executive Committee and former chair of the Twin Cities Ramah Advisory Committee.

  • We share the sad news that Eli Abeles (Nivonim 1994) passed away in September 2018.  We extend our condolences to his wife Stacy and their children and the entire Abeles Family.

RAMAHNIK UPDATES:

  • Click here to read an article about camp friendships by Caren Friedman (Nivonim 1992).

  • Click here to read an article about Base Hillel, including alumni Charles Cohen (Nivonim 1993), Rabbi Ezra Balser (Nivonim 2001) and Laura Elkayam (Nivonim 2001).

  • Mazal Tov to Ilana Gleicher-Bloom (Nivonim 1998) on receiving the 2018 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize for recognizing her work as a Jewish Educator.

  • Click here to see Eli Palnik (Nivonim 2002) perform live in Herziliyah with Israeli musician Rami Kleinstein.

  • Mazal Tov to Jonnie Schnytzer (Mishlachat 2005-2006) on the publication of his novel The Way Back.

  • Mazal Tov to Shira Lavintman (Nivonim 2009) on her recent Aliyah to Israel.

  • Mazal Tov to Allison Nemoff (Nivonim 2013) on her recent Aliyah to Israel

  • Mazal Tov to Jordan Bendat-Appell (Scholar-in-Residence) on becoming the director of Camp Ramah in Canada.