Didi Kalmanofsky – Rosh Cochavim
Didi Kalmanofsky can’t wait for his 10th summer at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and his second go-round as Rosh Cochavim! He is a graduate of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, the Mechinat Bina gap-year program in Tel Aviv, and is a philosophy and psychology student at SUNY Buffalo. Didi spent five summers on staff at Ramah camps, including four at CRB and one at Ramah Nyack, and is one of the lucky few who can say he has worked in every edah on machaneh aleph. He is counting down the days ’til Kayitz 2016!
Sarah Davis – Rosh Nitzanim
Sarah Davis can’t wait to spend her 13th summer at Camp as Rosh Nitzanim! She is a rising senior at the University of Rochester, majoring in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Psychology. When Sarah is not studying, she can be found dancing with the Ballet Performance Group, working in the University of Rochester Kinder Lab, or sipping coffee. Having spent a total of four summers in Nitzanim, Sarah is so excited to work with an amazing tzevet and create a fabulous summer for the chanichim.
Naomi Weinblatt – Rosh Shorashim
Naomi Weinblatt is thrilled to be back at Camp for her 10th summer! She grew up in Queens, New York and is a 2016 graduate from Brandeis University as a Psychology and Sociology major. When Naomi is not working in labs or teaching Hebrew School, she enjoys reading and playing volleyball. Naomi is excited about Kayitz 2016 and is preparing an enriching and awesome summer for her chanichim.
Emily Rebenstock – Rosh Tzeirim
Emily Rebenstock began her camp career 11 summers ago, as a Nitzanim camper, and is incredibly excited to be returning this summer as Rosh Tzeirim. She spent spring semester abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and will return to The Ohio State University in the fall semester, where she is pursuing a major in psychology. Emily loves working in Camp and spent her last three summers as a CRB staff member. She is determined to make Tzeirim the best summer yet for chanichim and madrichim alike.
Noam Kornsgold – Rosh Solelim
Noam Kornsgold, a native of East Windsor, New Jersey, is a rising senior at List College, a joint program between The Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University. Having served twice as a Solelim counselor and a Machon madrich for one summer, Noam is excited about his tenure as Rosh Solelim. Currently, he is the President of The List College Student Council, a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, a member of the Undergraduate History Council, and an active member and former va’ad member of Koach. During the year, Noam works for the Rabbinical Assembly. He looks forward to meeting his campers and to making Kayitz 2016 an amazing experience.
Hannah Kober – Rosh Bogrim
Hannah Kober, Rosh Bogrim, hails from New York and completed her BA at Brandeis University, this spring, majoring in Judaic Studies and Linguistics. As a longtime camper, she is a proud member of Gesher 2009 and worked in Camp as a Bogrim madricha in 2013. Hannah is a Research Assistant at the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education where she is currently engaged in the Hebrew at Camp project. Singing, reading, drawing, tennis and softball are some of her favorite activities. Hannah is ecstatic to be returning to Camp as Rosh Bogrim.
Gideon Weiss – Rosh Machon
Gideon Weiss is enthusiastically returning as Rosh Machon after two consecutive summers as Rosh Bogrim. This will be his 14th kayitz at CRB and he is thrilled to reunite with an incredible edah. This past fall, Gideon studied in Vienna, Austria and completed his senior thesis in preparation for graduation from Emory University with a BA in History this May. When he has free time, Gideon can often be found playing Ultimate on Emory’s team (go Juice!).
Deb Pollack – Rosh Gesher
Deb Pollack, Rosh Gesher, is a 2016 Barnard College graduate, where she majored in Sociology and Jewish Studies, and was president of the Columbia/Barnard Hillel. She is thrilled to be working with CRB’s oldest campers this summer. In September, Deb will be working in Israel as a Nativ madricha. Much of Deb’s spare time is devoted to her very cute nephew. She loves Camp more than anything and is so excited to be back for Kayitz 2016!