Menachem Rosh Nagarut (woodworking) Menachem Portnoe has a long history with Ramah. He spent four summers in Rishonim, six summers as a camper, one summer on Ramah Seminar in Israel, and then several summers as Nagarut staff. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and is looking forward to attending medical school soon. The best part about working in Nagarut, according to Menachem, is being able to help campers through the process of developing an idea into a physical work of art. He loves working in Nagarut because he finds it "relaxing and joyful," and he likes being able to pass that joy on to campers each summer.