Amanda Miller is a former Spielberg Fellow in Jewish Theater Education through the Foundation for Jewish camp and holds a BFA in Acting from NYU/Tisch and an MFA in writing from the New School. She is also active as an improv artist at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and her her memoir, One Breath, Then Another, is for sale on amazon.com.
Micol Bayer designed her first monogram for a friend’s wedding invitation about seventeen years ago. From that moment, she loved the way that she could play with the form of Hebrew letters to create a beautiful image. As much as she enjoys the fluid form of the Hebrew alphabet, she became fascinated with the challenging medium of papercutting. With a degree in Judaic Studies and a minor in Art, she has found a balance in creating meaningful works of art deeply imbued with Jewish meaning. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio where she works from a home studio as well as teach art.
Josh Lake founded Outdoor Jewish Adventures (OJA), a company specializing in outdoor experiences, education and adventures for Jewish clientele. Josh’s education includes a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, completion of the Informal Jewish Education seminar at Brandies University, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and many years of hiking and outdoor experiences. From canoeing the Allagash (Maine) and Colorado (Utah) Rivers to hiking the 17,700-foot Throng La Pass (Nepal), Josh has learned as much on the trail as in his formal education. Josh has spent the last 13 years leading outdoor excursions for Jewish clientele across the United States, Canada, Israel, England and even the wilds of New York City and Los Angeles. Josh’s passions are outdoor education and connecting people to spiritual and soulful experiences through outdoor adventures.
Zach Berkman is a former camper and staff member at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Zach is a graduate of NYU Tisch School for the Arts’ Clive Davis School of Music Production. He has appeared on PDiddy’s Starmaker on MTV and is a working and touring singer, songwriter, and producer.
Alicia Vinocur is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in business, and went on to study at the French PastrySchool in Chicago. She went on to work as pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering in Chicago before joining the Ramah Community.