Meet Our Directors

Ramah is founded

on solid leadership.

Executive Director

Jacob Cytryn

Jacob Cytryn is a lifetime Ramahnik.

A member of the year-round staff since January of 2007, Jacob previously served as Director, Assistant Director, Program Director, a Rosh Eidah, Counselor, and Teacher. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Jacob is an advanced Ph.D. student in Jewish Studies and Education in the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University.

He has an MA in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and has studied in Israel at the Hebrew University, the Conservative Yeshiva, and the Hartman Institute. Jacob, his wife Tamar and their three sons live in Chicago.

Jacob Cytryn.

Summer 2023