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

Daniella Elyashar

Daniella has been Assistant Director of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin since fall 2020. She first came to camp in 2014 as part of the Israeli mishlachat before returning on staff for five additional summers, including three as a Rosh Aidah. Most recently, Daniella worked at an Israeli educational NGO as a program manager, running an afterschool program for children of asylum seekers, refugees and work immigrants in southern Tel Aviv.

She also worked for the National Ramah Commission, writing programs focused on Israel education and consent, respectively. Daniella obtained her BA in Education, History and Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During her studies, she worked at The Jewish Agency, where she screened and trained future shlichim, and volunteered at the Jerusalem Open House for the LGBTQ+ community.

Daniella Elyashar.

Summer 2022