Issue: Winter 2017

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> Reunion: September 15-17, 2017

Letter From the President

Feather boa

One of my favorite Circle stories goes back three years ago when I was taking photos at a Camp Louise Farm Harvest. It just so happened to be the day before I was to begin my full-time position with camp. Like every new job, I was nervous but mostly excited.

I was farming with a group of Circle members, including Lisa Band and Debi Goltz. We were talking about how to prepare for the next day and Lisa had a great idea.

"You know what you need? A boa!" Debi nodded her head in agreement and we talked at length at how wonderful boas are. A few weeks later, I received a package from Lisa and Debi with a little surprise... you guessed it - a beautiful tie-dye boa for good luck!

Feather boa

That's the beauty of an alumni club like this. It doesn't matter how old you are, where you're from, what you do, we love Camp Louise in its boa-wrapped glory.

Who have you connected with recently over the common love for camp? Don't forget to be a part of our community - Keep an eye on the website, share stories in the Facebook group, follow our Facebook page and check your email. Beyond that, write snail mail or call someone special to you from Circle. No boas necessary (but they don't hurt!).

If you're looking for a way to get back in touch with Circle or camp, consider joining a committee on our board (help plan Circle day or organize an activity at Reunion 2017). You can do that by reaching out to the current VP of the committee you're interested in.

We couldn't continue growing the way we do (38 new inductees this year!) without your help - both in time and financially. It feels like we're always asking, but your donations allow us to give Camp Louise counselors an upgraded lounge (shoutout to that WiFi), campers the opportunity to go to camp, and provide alumni with events like Mid-Winter Bowling with Leaf.

It's hard to imagine camp without Circle support. And it's hard to imagine Circle support without your support. Purchase a Leaf on the Circle Tree of Life, a dedication plaque in the Dining Hall, or a commemorative brick in honor of someone for this holiday season (nothing says Happy Hanukkah better than a brick).

There's a lot to be excited about this holiday season. I'm already counting the days to #CircleDay17 and next fall's Reunion. You don't need to wait until then to think of camp. Sometimes, all it takes is a boa and you're right at home.

Iris Maslow (Circle 2009)
President, Camp Louise Circle

Letter From the Outgoing President

Andie Snyder

As a former Folkdance staff member and department head, it's no secret that Friday Night Folkdance in the Gym and the Folkdance Festival are among my favorite activities at camp. This summer, I was fortunate enough to be volunteering at camp the night of the 2nd session Folkdance Festival. Excitedly, I jumped up with the current Circle members and 2016 Circle Inductees when we got to MaNaVu on the program. While sway-sway-cross-turn-ing from my place in the circle, I found myself smiling as I looked out across Solarium at all of the staff members dancing alongside me. Everything about this moment was a quintessential snapshot of what it means to be in Circle - staff members from all generations of camperhood, welcoming new members, embracing traditions and passing them along to future generations, and, not to state the obvious, we were even dancing in a circle!

It's hard to believe that my term as Circle President has come to an end. The past two years have gone so quickly and I am incredibly proud of everything we have accomplished - two amazing Reunions, the first and second annual Circle Day, mid-winter reunion events like Bowling and Paint Nite, happy hours and trivia nights with Leaf, the digital facelift to the Lighthouse, building the Sound Garden, sharing the history of camp with current campers, bringing back online donations and Reunion registrations, contributing to camp programming and giving back to staff, meeting donation goals, and so much more!

All of the wonderful things we have accomplished would not have been possible without every member of the Circle Board and Advisory members, and I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work. It has been such an honor getting to work with and getting to know each of these amazing women better over the past several years. I'd like to say a special thank you to those Board members who stepped down at the conclusion of this term - Alison Cederbaum Kaplan, Jane Sacks, and Jay Johnson-Smith - thank you for all of your time and dedication! Last but not least - Lisa Blatt Bennett. As Lisa's successor as President of Circle, I have learned so much from her that I hope to now pass on to your next President Iris Maslow. Iris' dedication and commitment to Circle has earned her a great deal of respect from many - including me! Good luck Iris! We are lucky to have you as our President! A BIG Mazel Tov to our newly elected board members: Jennie Cohen, Lauren Mirt Squier, Lesley Levin, and Melanie Blatt. With these new faces, and our existing board members, it is going to be a fantastic year!

Thank you all again for an amazing two years as President. I have truly enjoyed getting to know even more Circle members and giving back to this wonderful organization, and I look forward to continuing to do so in my new role on the advisory board as past president where I can watch the exciting places that Iris and her new board will go!

Andie Snyder (Circle 2006)
Outgoing President, Camp Louise Circle

Letter From the Director

Alicia Berlin

The life cycle of a Circle member...when does it begin? When an alumna has a baby and can tell you what year her daughter will make Circle? When that little girl sets foot into Camp Louise for her very first summer? When she becomes an ST? a CA? a CIT? Yes, I know - many of you are starting to sing the words of Homegrown. Keep going...I don't want to stop you.

Is it when she becomes a staff member? Is it during her third summer when she is feeling very old, standing in the Lillie Straus Memorial Library receiving her Circle pin, hearing Aunt Lil's famous words: "We welcome you into the Circle. Now you belong to us, Camp Louise. Wherever you go, live the good you have learned here!"? Is it the first time she comes to Circle Reunion - feeling very young among all of the generations of Circle members?

This summer, our Circle family grew as we welcomed 38 new members. Staff members Andie Snyder and Emily Egert spoke about two important aspects of our Circle charter - the Circle of Friendship and the Circle of Loyalty. See their speeches below.

As you read their speeches, it's hard not to think back to your own Circle story...when did it begin for you? Whenever that was, whether it was this past summer or 40 years ago, it never leaves you - that I know...21719 Forever!

Alicia Block Berlin (Circle 1990)
Director, Camp Louise

Circle of Friendship

By Andie Snyder (Circle 2006)

I've never been able to pinpoint the exact moment I fell in love with camp. I came to camp for the first time as a Unit B camper after one of my childhood friends asked if I wanted to go to an overnight camp with her that summer. At the end of those two weeks, I left camp with plenty of memories - I had great counselors, had fun at activities, survived a massive thunderstorm at a Hagerstown Suns baseball game, and made a lot of friends that I promised to "KIT" with after the summer ended. So I decided to come back the next year, never imagining that I was embarking on a life-changing journey.

Yet here I am, 21 summers later, still (unofficially) coming to camp. Somewhere along the line, camp stopped being something I did and became a part of who I am. The exact when or why or how I'll never be able to tell you, but undoubtedly a significant part of this transformation is due to the friends I've made at camp. But I don't have to prove to any of you how important and special camp friendships are - the fact that you're sitting in this room means you already know.

Camp friendships transcend miles, months spent apart, time zones, and everything else in between. Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, I took every chance I could to spend a weekend or school break in Pikesville or Gaithersburg visiting my friends from camp. After grad school, I moved to DC specifically to live closer to my camp friends. I've visited fellow counselors in the UK, housed camp friends while they were on vacation or between apartments, and have had my parents unofficially "adopt" several of my camp friends (and their siblings). When I got married, the majority of my bridesmaids - and a significant percentage of the guests - were friends I've made through camp. Simply put, my "camp friends" have become my "all the time friends."

I made Circle in 2006 with my closest camp friends by my side. We excitedly attended Circle Reunion for the first time that fall, some of us returned to camp the following summer while others did not, and we continued to stay close no matter how many miles separated us. And frankly, I thought I was set - I had found my "people" and considered myself very lucky to have found my best friends at camp. The funny thing though, is that my circle of camp friends has only continued to grow since becoming a Circle member.

My closest friends today are not only the friends I had when I made Circle, but also people I was only superficially friendly with as a camper, CIT, and counselor. Sure, some of it is purely a matter of geography, now that most of us live in the DC-Baltimore area, but I truly attribute our continued friendship not just to camp, but specifically to the fact that we are all part of Circle. Something about sharing this ever-lasting bond to the past and future generations of camp keeps us connected in a way unlike anything else.

And we're not alone in this. What I've come to see over the past several years, as I continue to meet more and more Circle members from various generations of camp, is that this feeling of connection is the same for them as it is for my friends and me. I'm not the one lucky person who made friends at camp that have become my family - rather, I would actually be surprised to meet another Circle member who does not feel the exact same way.

It's been 80 years since the founding members of Circle commemorated in writing what we all know to be true - that camp draws us together with bonds of friendship - and I believe this is just as true today as it was in 1936. As Circle President, I often hear from Circle members who have not been at camp in decades, but still share an unbreakable bond with their friends from camp and keep in touch with them as much as possible. Between all of us is an unspoken understanding that Camp - and more specifically, Circle - has provided with an incredible community of friends that will support us in any situation. For me, this is what it means to be a member of Circle.

Circle of Loyalty

By Emily Egert (Circle 2014)

Explaining loyalty is a difficult task. Not because there is not a definition for the word, because there surely is. I find explaining loyalty to be difficult because to me, true loyalty, comes from those unspoken acts, the moments that you know someone is there for you without them ever really saying anything, the countless times that you thought you may have been alone only to be reassured that there is someone or something there right beside you.

You may be loyal to a friend, to a set of morals, or even to a place. This may be crazy to believe, but there are many people in this world who may never experience what a truly loyal relationship may be. But not us, we are the lucky ones. For the loyalty that each one of us has with Camp Louise is unidentifiable.

The Circle of Loyalty speaks true to this. Being a member of Circle gives you a group of people that you will always have. Someone who will always give you a shoulder to cry on, someone to hold your hand during Ma Na Vu, and a place to preserve the precious memories you made here. No matter how long you were here on this magical mountain, being a member of Circle means that you are a part of this camp, just as it is a part of you.

"Somebody told me that there is a place where everything's better and everything's safe" to me, that place is here. So, Congrats to the Circle 2016 inductees, you are forever a part of your home away from home.

Circle Inductees

Each summer, our Circle family grows a little more. The Lighthouse committee broke down the demographics of the 2016 Circle inductees by the numbers.

Circle Inductees 2016

Thank You to Our 2016 Donors!

Camp Louise Circle is a non-profit organization, and we rely on donations from our loyal members to support us in achieving our mission each year. Thank you to our donors in 2016:

Carla Loebman
Iris Maslow
Mary Maslow
Margery Meltzer
Amy Moncarz
Marla Montemarano
Reesa Pearlman
Kate Perelman
Shelley Perlin
Melissa Perlin
Amy Rollins
Carey Roseman
Amy Rosenthal
Sandy Saval
Pam Shepard
Ricci Silberman
Anne Silberman Golfer
Beth Sklar
Andie Snyder
Molly Van Grack
Erin Weinblatt
Rhiannon Westhorp-Janz
Laurie Young
Robin Zenick

Debbie Apple
Lisa Blatt Bennett
Bettymerle Berkow
Paula Bragg
Ali Brodsky
Kimberlee Chucker
Cobi Cohen
Vicky De Val
Rita Drapkin
Ellen Fishkin
Wendy Fredericks
Margo Friedman
Henri Goettel
Patricia Grossman
Dani Hercenberg
Jana Hummel
Lauren Kaplan
Jessica Katz
Ellen Mae Kaye
Sharon Kinstler Selko
Stephanie Klein
Lawrence Kravitz
Ayme Lederman
Lesley Levin
Marla Lewis

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How do I give to Circle?

Contributions can be made for any purpose; to support General Operations, to support the Reunion Scholarship Fund, or anything else you'd like Circle to support at Camp! Please contact Circle Treasurer Dani Hercenberg, if you have any questions. All checks should be made payable to "Camp Louise Circle."

Save the Date for Circle Day 2017

Circle Day was born in 2015, and since then Circle members around the globe dedicate one day a year to to share photos, get together with other members, and generally live the good learned in years spent at Camp Louise.

Mark your calendars and join us on Wednesday, May 24 for our 3rd Annual Circle Day celebration.

Please contact Erin Weinblatt at if you're interested in helping make this year's Circle Day a success. More details to follow!

Committee Update: Membership

Erin Weinblatt

Now that it is cold outside, I bet everyone is thinking about camp and the warmer weather. I know the membership committee surely is! We want to bring all the Circle members summer memories in the off months.

Social/Special Events

We started off our winter (summer) memories with an old school AiryLou bowling night with Camp Airy's Order of the Leaf. We love being able to hold events with Leaf. Next, be on the look out for a later winter/ early spring brunch gathering. Who doesn't love brunch with their Circle Sisters/ brothers? Finally, our final memory before actual summer is #CircleDay17! We can't wait to see #CircleDay17 trending.

New Member Kits

The membership committee is looking at a new way to get the new members involved in circle. That being said we have created new member kits! These kits have information about different events we hold besides just circle reunion, the different committees and all our social media forms. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the new member kits, please email!

The Lighthouse

Have any new ideas for a Lighthouse article? We would love to have them featured. Be sure to send any Lighthouse articles, images, jokes, recipes, etc to! As always, you can stay connected with membership and other Circle updates on our Facebook organization page, the Facebook group, and the website. Have a wonderful 2016!

Erin Weinblatt (Circle 2011)
Vice President of Membership

Committee Update: Reunion

On September 16th camp was filled with smiles, laughter, and singing as Circle members, friends, and family came together for the 2016 Circle Reunion. This year Circle's 80th anniversary was celebrated! The weekend kicked off with Shabbat dinner and folk dancing. Saturday was a beautiful day that started with services in Solarium, followed by oneg and the town hall meeting. The fun continued in the evening as everyone enjoyed the talent show, sing-down, and campfire. The countdown to the 2017 reunion began at brunch on Sunday.

Facebook Album from Circle Reunion 2016 »

I would like to thank everyone you attended and helped make the weekend memorable. I would also like to thank the Circle Board, Reunion committee, and those who volunteered their time and talents to make the weekend a success!

The next Vice President of Reunion is Lesley Levin. She is already planning next year's reunion, which will be held September 15-17. If you would like to be a part of helping to make next year's reunion even better than 2016 please contact her at I look forward to seeing everyone back in Cascade on September 15, 2017!

Allison Kaplan (Circle 2006)
Previous Vice President of Circle Reunion

Lesley Levin

Shalom Circle Members! Get ready for Circle Reunion 2017: Circle is Out of this World!!! Our reunion dates this year are September 15-17, 2017 and the reunion committee has been GLOWING with preparation and excitement.

We want this to be a welcoming and memorable weekend for all attendees so we are asking for volunteers in different areas of reunion programming. These areas include Shabbat Choir, Shabbat pianist, and Silent Auction Set up.

We are so happy to be continuing the tradition of celebrating CIT anniversaries through programming sponsorships. Is your CIT group celebrating a 10, 20, 30, 40 anniversary this year? Would your group like to collectively sponsor our campfire, oneg, or happy hour? Of course you do! We know there are so many talented Circle members who can't wait to pitch in and create an Out of this World Circle Reunion!

Want to help make Circle Reunion the best that it can be or have questions about sponsorship? Contact Lesley Levin, VP of Reunion at

Lesley Levin (Circle 2005)
Vice President of Circle Reunion

Circle Reunion 2017: September 15-17, 2017 | 2017-09-15 18:30:00 2017-09-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: Circle Reunion More details about registering for Circle Reunion will come out in late spring/early summer. Camp Louise, 24959 Pen Mar Rd, Cascade, MD, 21719, USA Camp Louise Circle

Committee Update: Fundraising

Paula Bragg

It's never too early to get started on your 2017 contributions - now is the time to make your 100% tax-deductible gift in support of Camp Louise Circle. Your gift can support the general work of Circle, Reunion Scholarships, Camperships, etc.

Make your gift.

Other ways to support Camp Louise Circle:

  • Leave your legacy with a Circle Sisterhood Tree of Life leaf, a dedication plaque, or a brick.
  • Mitzvah Cards
  • AmazonSmile - With every purchase, Amazon will donate .5% back to Camp Louise Circle Fund, Inc. if you designate it.

If you have any questions about your donation or would like to donate an amount other than specified above, please contact the Circle Treasurer, Dani Hercenberg.

Paula Bragg (Circle 1997)
Vice President of Fundraising

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Recipe: Joan Nathan's Hamantashen

from Jewish Cooking in America

2/3 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2-3 cups sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt

1. Cream the margarine or butter with sugar. Add egg and continue creaming until smooth.
2. Add the vanilla. Stir in the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt until a ball of dough is formed (a food processor is excellent for this).
3. Chill for 2-3 hours, or overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
5. Taking 1/4 of the dough, roll out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Cut circles of dough with a drinking glass or round cookie-cutter. With your finger put water around the rim of the circle. Fill with 1 teaspoon of filling and fold into three-cornered cookies. (Press two sides together, and then fold the third side over and press the ends together.)
6. Bake on a well-greased cookie sheet 10-16 minutes, until the tops are golden.

Use with your favorite filling - jam, poppy-seed filling, chocolate chips, Nutella!
Makes about 36
Download the Recipe »

New Circle Spotlight: Hannah Taub

The New Circle Spotlight features someone who joined Circle in the most recent induction class.

Location: Currently, Copenhagen, Denmark. But I'm from D.C. and go to school in Oregon.
Age: 20
Year you made Circle: 2016
Years on staff: I worked at camp for 3 years as a bunk counselor, multi media staff.
Job in the real world: I'm a student, and I work at the library on campus. I go to school at the University of Oregon.
What brought you to camp? A friend from preschool convinced my sister and I to try it out with her in 2007.
Favorite camp memory: Being lazy and pigging out on Trader Joes' snacks in the bunk with my friends for hours on end during storm procedure.
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, music, eating, baking.
What are you looking forward to in 2017? Returning to the U.S. and seeing my family and friends. Also going on more hiking adventures and starting my thesis!

Crossover Circle Spotlight: Orel Habrie

The Crossover Spotlight features someone who is a member of both Camp Airy's Order of the Leaf and Camp Louise's Circle.

Location: Rosh HAain, Israel
Age: 27
Circle Induction Year: 2014
Leaf Induction Year: 2013
Job in the Real World: Insurance company
What Brought You to Camp? The Jewish Agency - and I still remember the first interview with Jonathan.
Number of years worked at camp/department: Airy summers 2011-2013 and my department was fun factairy and 2 summer at Camp Louise (2014-2015) and my department was Israel.
Do you still work at camp: I wish.
Favorite camp memory: I have 2:
1. The first time I met Gabi Diener summer 2011, I was waiting to go to my friends at airy by myself and she came up to me and ask me why I was alone and I said I was waiting to go to my friends and she told me she would wait with me and her name was Gabi. Ever since then we became good friends and she's someone that I can trust no matter what. 2. One night my CITs and I prayed under the rain... I still remember how I cried when I say the Shema.
What are you looking forward to in 2017? Being a dad again... And it's going to be a surprise for me because I do not know if it's a boy or girl!

Transplant Circle Spotlight: Nicole Vaquerano

The Transplant Spotlight features someone who is not Homegrown or didn't attend camp as a camper. Instead, this person came to love camp later in life.

Location: Washington D.C.

Age: 27
Year you made circle: 2010
Job in real world: I'm graduating with my master's degree in May and then I'll be working as a speech-language pathologist for Montgomery County Public Schools.
What brought you to camp? I was looking for a summer job during college. I liked working with kids and enjoyed my brief childhood summer camp experience so I thought a camp job would be a lot of fun. My mom's coworker told her about Camp Louise - she went to Louise as a child and her daughter was an 08 CIT.
How many years (and in what roles) did you work at camp? 2008-2010 bunk counselor, 2011-2012 unit leader
Do you plan on working/volunteering at camp in 2017? Of course! I try to volunteer at least once a summer.
Favorite camp memory: No one memory in particular, but I treasured the times I would hang out with my campers, as a counselor or unit leader, and they would allow me into their world. They had so much to share!
Hobbies: I play ice hockey for UMD and a local travel team, I play the piano and like to sing, I enjoy photography, and I have an Instagram for my dog (it's not weird, I promise - @perryperrito)
Something that I'm looking forward to in 2017: Graduating!!!!!!

Golden Circle Spotlight: Andi Abrams

The Golden Circle Spotlight features someone who is 50 years old or older and still passionate about Camp Louise.

In 1965, I was an education student looking for a summer job when a niece of a friend of my parents (Judy Shermer) suggested I apply to Camp Louise. I had never heard of it, but I applied and was interviewed over the phone by Miss Ida and Sara. They sent me my contract and my story began. I made $75 for the summer, but I gained so much more.

I fell in love with this place as soon as I arrived. I remember going to my bunk knowing no one. I felt a little alone, but then I heard music coming from solarium. I walked over and saw Natalie Aaronson beautifully dancing and I was astonished at the sight. It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen - someone so graceful in a sea of trees and sky. Another fond memory is when I took my bunk of CITs in '67 for a rainy day hike. Before the end of the first summer, I had made friends for a lifetime.

I returned in 1967 and in 1968 I was engaged to Mark and told him that it was my circle summer and if he wanted to be with me during the summer, he would have to work at Camp Airy. He agreed and became a member of the Airy Louise family. We were married in 1969 so we did not return to camp until we came to a reunion in 1983 to see if our children, Erin and Jake, would like camp. Erin was enrolled for the summer of 1984 and when she returned, Jake said, "If Erin gets to go to camp next summer, I want to go too." He was only 8 years old when he started. It was in 1988, that I returned to camp working as Support staff and I came for 2 weeks every summer until 1993 when I was asked to be the Assistant Director in charge of Dept. Heads and program. I did that job for 9 years. I was also the President of Circle for 10 years before we changed the by laws implementing term limits. In 1995, I became an administrator in McKeesport Area School district and worked a 12 month contract. I used my vacation time to go back and forth to camp/school. In 1999, I was made a principal of an elementary school and the commute and lack of any vacation time during the summer since I was splitting my time became too much for me so I did not return to camp in 2002.

As a result, I was happy to be able to spend time with my husband during the summers and we were able to travel and relax together. In March of 2007, Mark was diagnosed with cancer and by the end of June, 8 days before my retirement, Mark passed away. Camp has been a special place for our whole family. In 2008, I decided to return to camp as Support Staff working in programming. In September of 2009, I was asked to return to Camp in 2010 as the Assistant Director in charge of Department Heads. I did that job for 2 years and then moved to the position of Assistant Director, Support Services overseeing Kitchen/Dining Hall, and anything involving food at camp, grounds, cabana, post office. I have enjoyed being back at camp and working with so many wonderful people making the camp experience the best ever.

Over the 51 years I have known camp, I have had the privilege of working with some of the most inspiring women I have ever known. Sara and S'Ida played a formative part of my life as a counselor and teacher. Working closely with Jessie Reter Choate, and Bobbie Miller, interviewing staff and using a strong teamwork approach was instrumental in our successes.

In recent years, it has been my privilege to work with a team that promotes a close partnership with our brother camp, Camp Airy. This has been something that in the past was not the case. Jonathan, Alicia, and Marty along with their team enjoy a wonderful relationship and we are stronger because of it. I am proud to be a part of it.

During the winter, I reside in Fort Myers, Florida and enjoy golfing, pickleball, bridge, and going to eat with friends. I love family and friends coming to enjoy paradise.

Points on the Circle


> Orel Habrie (Circle 2014) is expecting a new baby in 2017.

> Lisa Blatt Bennett (Circle 2005) and her husband Brian welcomed Nolan Samuel Bennett on September 26 at 6:54, weighing 8 lbs 4 oz. Circle member Sindi Summerfield (Circle 1984) helped deliver him and was the best labor and delivery nurse!

> Amanda Epstein Mosgin welcomed Emmy Rose on October 11, 2016.

> Lauren Scher Pollack (Circle 2004) welcomed Matilda Maeve on July 16, weighing in a 6lbs 6oz & 19.5" long. A true next generation Scher girl and future Camp Louiser, she already enjoys playing the table like a drum, doing folk dances in her bouncer, and life guarding for her rubber ducky in the bathtub.


> Becky Shaffer (Circle 1961) passed away on November 10 after a long illness. Becky was a counselor, athletics department head, head of CAs, as well as general administration staff. She had a delightfully dry sense of humor. Becky is survived by her partner of many, many years, Diane Ingrick Steece (Circle 1963).

> Nancy Rosenstadt (Stadt) passed away on December 7. Nancy was at camp from 1963-73 and was a counselor in the athletics department.

> Rebecca (“Becky”) Polen Hartman (Circle 1965) died on August 13, 2016. Becky had been fighting cancer for the past two years.

Engagements & Weddings

> Hilary Frankle (Circle 2009) got engaged to Jacob Felderstein (Leaf 2012).

> Rebecca Schindler (Circle 2007) got engaged to Ben Rosenstock in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. They will be married in June 2018.

> On October 14, 2016, Erin Abrams (Circle 1994 and Food Service Administrator, Camp Airy) married Andrew Schiff at a beautiful beach wedding in Cape May, New Jersey. The reception was at the Grand Hotel in Cape May. Erin is the daughter of Andi Abrams (Circle 1968 and Assistant Director, Support Services at Camp Louise) and the late Mark Abrams (Circle 1994). The couple resides in Owings Mills, MD

> Shelley Perlin (circle 2004) got married on November 3, 2016 to her love, Leah. Proud family members include sister Melissa (Circle 1998), brother Ryan (Leaf 2000) and sister in law Lauren, Director of Development for camp.

> Lara Greenberg got married to Alex Rabinowitz on September 5th. It was a beautiful ceremony, with many camp friends in attendance including maid of honor, Carrie Winiker (Circle 2008)! She also won an Emmy!

> Katie Babus (circle 2006) got married on November 14th to Zach Cohen.

Other Announcements

> Erin Penn (Circle 2016) was elected to her sororities exec board and finished her final paper! (She's excited to be on break)

> Attention 1967 CA CITS!! We would like to get as many of you as possible back for reunion in September. It will be 50 years since we were all together at camp! Contact Andi Abrams at 239-288-4134 or 412-613-9525 or email her at

> Lauren Weingrad Perlin (soon-to-be-Circle member) joined the full-time camp staff this past summer. As the new Director of Development for camp, she's already launched her first project - The Awesome Fund. We're so excited to see how camp grows with Lauren's help!

Join the Database

Just a reminder to all Circle members and Louise alumni: The Circle maintains a database that contains your contact information (address, phone and email) as well as your camp history. If you've moved or changed your name or address since your record was created...if you're not sure you even have a record, please contact Henri Goettel at to check and update your record.

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