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.
Assistant Director

Adina Beiner

An alumna of Camp Ramah Darom, where she spent summers as a camper, counselor, and division head (Rosh Eidah), Adina has spent additional summers at Darom and Ramah Sports Academy in senior administrative roles.  She also worked as a middle school humanities teacher and school-wide events coordinator at Beit Rabban Day School in New York.

Adina is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. and M.Ed. in Middle School Education.  She is also pursuing an Ed.D from Northeastern University, where her research focuses on staff retention in camps like ours!

Summer 2024