Chicago, IL (January 14, 2013)— Camp Ramah in Wisconsin today announced that Yael Bendat-Appell has been named as its new assistant director effective March 1.

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Bendat-Appell comes to Ramah Wisconsin from the Sager Solomon Schechter Day School in Northbrook, Illinois, where she was the Team Leader for Judaic Studies/Hebrew Academic Support in grades 5-8. A Toronto native, she is an alumna of Camp Ramah in Canada where she was a long-time camper and staff member, including serving as the Rosh Eidah for the Tikvah program and the Tikvah Director. Bendat-Appell  earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Toronto with a second major in Jewish Studies as well as a Master’s Degree in General and Special Education from Bank Street College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, she previously taught in Solomon Schechter schools in the suburbs of New York City and Philadelphia. Bendat-Appell lives with her family in Highland Park, Illinois. They are members of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El and Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living.
Working closely with Director Jacob Cytryn, Bendat-Appell will assist with camper and staff recruitment efforts year-round, traveling throughout the region and building relationships with Ramah’s families, staff and stakeholders. She will also oversee the program areas and daily activities throughout the summer.

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