Introducing our 2017 Senior Staff
Our Year Round Team (Click on Photo to read Bio)
Rabbi Eliav Bock, Executive Director Douglas Wolf, Business Manager
Julia Snyder, Program Director Lisa Holstein, Office Manager
Sandra Yaron, Registrar Rafi Daugherty, Director of Camper Care
Abigail Gavens, Tikvah Director
Summer Senior Staff
Achinoam Aldouby, Summer Assistant Director
I grew up in Israel, now living in Jerusalem. I work with LOTEM- a non-profit organization that makes nature accessible to people with special needs. I also research at the Hebrew University theater performances incorporating Jewish texts and lead Torah study sessions at Elul- a pluralistic Beit Midrash…and best of all, I love making ice cream. I’m excited to come back to camp and to see how the camp has grown from the first time I came in summer 2010. I’m looking forward to see our chaluzim and tzvet choose to challenge themselves physically, spiritually and socially.
Jacob “J-Chat” Chatinover, Director of Logistics ‘Car Czar’
I am from West Hartford, CT, and now live in Denver. When not at camp, I read comic books. Also, I am a math teacher (to pay for the comic books). I am most looking forward to slowly gaining the trust and respect of the tzevet, and as the one in charge of all camp walkie-talkies, being feared and loved in equal measure.
Deena Cowans, Rosh Chinuch (Director of Education)
I grew up in the Chicago area, but now I live in New York City, where I am a Rabbinical student at JTS. I am looking forward to singing on Saturday night and for sunrise yoga!
Rashei Edah (Unit Heads)
Lexi Marcus, Rosh Ilanot (3rd and 4th grade)
I am a born and raised Denver Coloradan. I am currently studying human development, soon to become an elementary educator. I dance, laugh often, and pet puppies whenever I can. I am very excited to watch and grow alongside everyone at camp, and guiding the campers towards internal, external, and Jewish self discovery.
Liza Elkin, Rosh Metaylim (5th and 6th grade)
I am originally from Newton, Massachusetts but will be moving from New York City to Denver this fall to begin my Master of Social Work! This is my first summer at Ramah Rockies and I am really looking forward to helping create a summer rich in exploration, learning, and lots of fun for our campers. And I’m excited to experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains!
Ronni Gurwicz, Rosh Solelim (7th and 8th Grade)
I am originally from the dark wasteland that is the North of England, and now am a Storytelling Coach and Program Developer working for a Dutch based organization. I can’t wait to be part of the wonderful Ramah community spirit again, after having worked for Ramah Seminar last summer in Israel.
Eliana Willis, Rosh Bogrim
I’m originally from Los Angeles. Since graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2015 I have spent my time traveling, working in environmental education, and currently, studying at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. I’m most looking forward to Friday evenings at camp, when the whole community comes together for Shabbat with song, dance, blessings, and great challah!
Eli Witkin, Rosh JOLI
Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN I spent the last year in the Holy city and will be returning to Boston in the fall. Outside of camp I like to smile at strangers and learn Torah – I like to think of myself as a professional community builder. I am looking forward to lightning storms, getting into that deep place in my mind that only a long trail provides access to, and trying out a new t’filla curriculum