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Posted Friday, Sep 15, 2017 2:52:00 PM
One of the speakers perceptively noted that, "transmitting this horrific event and its aftermath to a generation that never really knew of or stepped foot in the Towers is difficult... but remember we must..."
Posted Friday, Sep 15, 2017 2:23:00 PM
It was with an immense sense of HINENI, of being present in the moment of need, and answering the call to action, that our students, across all three divisions, packed boxes upon boxes of donated items to ship over to Houston last week...
Posted Friday, Sep 15, 2017 2:05:00 PM
As is US tradition, students were invited to participate in service programs on the Sunday before 9/11, known as the Day of Service and Remembrance...What a great beginning to a New Year, m'chayil l'chayil...
Posted Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 11:31:00 PM
Dear Freshmen Parents: Please note that the Freshman Parent Orientation will take place this Thursday, September 14, at 5:30PM in the US Auditorium. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Posted Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 11:06:00 PM
Rabbi Shlomo Stochel was invited to speak alongside an impressive list of prominent Jewish Yale graduates for an alumni Kosher Kitchen event, hosted in the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale...
Posted Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 2:56:00 PM
We're thrilled to announce that Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz, Chair of the US Talmud Department at Ramaz, has published a collection of essays in Hebrew, entitled ​Pri Etz Chaim, ​on assorted Talmudic topics...
Posted Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 2:50:00 PM
We're excited to announce that Rabbi Joseph Albo, Director of Sephardic Programming at the US, has completed a new Album entitled אני יהודי (I Am A Jew) this summer...
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 2:09:45 PM
Unity Day is an initiative to bridge gaps and to encourage tolerance in Israeli society and in Jewish communities abroad, created by the murdered boys' bereaved parents.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 2:07:02 PM
On Tuesday evening, Youth Bridge-NY's Fellows: juniors Netanel K., Marcus L. and Jacyln W., along with graduating Bridgers, seniors Hannah H. and Molly B., were honored together with fifty three of their peers, whose cultures, traditions and religions are different from theirs.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:48:41 PM
Congratulations to our students for their exceptional display of the visual, written, and performing arts during Celebration of the Arts last week!
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:46:06 PM
Over 9 days in Poland and Israel, students reconnected with their past, rejoiced in the present and generated new perspectives for the future!
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 1:12:16 PM
Students had the privilege of meeting and learning from Ms. Jessica Deutsch '09 about the multi-year process of her book, "The Illustrated Pirkei Avot, A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics."
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 10:50:20 AM
The classes -- conducted entirely in Spanish -- read the "La Casa de Barnarda Alba" in the original Spanish, watched the movie in Spanish, and then went to see the play.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:28:24 PM
On Wednesday, the Upper School held the annual G.O. Debate. The candidates who were elected prepared speeches and answers to questions about their positions -- each candidate prepared such thoughtful responses and voiced their opinions beautifully!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:26:28 PM
Dr. Stone's senior course on Warfare taught students a game that incorporated many of the basic concepts of tactical warfare such as the maintenance of cohesion for formed troops, the significance of differing terrain, the value of leadership, the advantages of skirmishing, flank and rear attacks, etc.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 4:44:27 PM
Mr. Klotz took his "Wonders of Central Park" mini-course class to admire and discuss the design, statuary, and monuments of the park.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 4:41:22 PM
The senior honors chemistry students, having completed their AP exam, took on a new challenge last week. They taught Ms. Brachot's tenth grade honors chemistry classes for a day.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 4:37:56 PM
After another hard-fought season, a 'rebuilding' year, the Ramaz Chess team earned its fifth straight Metropolitan Yeshiva Chess championship, and seventh chess championship in the last nine years.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:04:45 PM
The Chamber Choir sang an extended song set for the hour performance, including songs with English, Hebrew, and even Yiddish lyrics -- a delight that really hit home for the senior audience.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:01:04 PM
Losner spoke about different opportunities that are available to high school students and what students can do now to help them become activists on their future college campuses.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:55:49 PM
Dr. Freilich is an ophthalmologist who specializes in retinas. After speaking about his years of schooling and training, he explained the common procedures and surgeries that he conducts daily.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:09:00 PM
Last Wednesday, Rabbi Sklarin's 11th grade honors Talmud class went to KJ to learn with the Lunch and Learn group. They studied sources about the importance of the land of Israel in preparation for Yom Ha'Atzmaut.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:02:28 PM
Rabbis Schiowitz and Sklarin's Honors Talmud classes had the opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see three medieval hagaddot manuscripts that were recently put on display in the Medieval wing.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:57:00 PM
Students were seen stopping in front of a destroyed fire truck or listening to the voice messages of a fallen firefighter. After a few hours in the Museum, students walked around the waterfall memorial that stood at the footprint of the original Twin Towers.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:53:02 PM
Last year, the world tragically lost 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel z"l, by the hands of a Palestinian terrorist in her home in Israel. Ramaz US students heard from Hallel's mother, Mrs. Rina Ariel, who spoke powerfully about her deep emunah and how to live each day embracing Hashem's will.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 3:01:32 PM
A group of students in Rabbi Schiowitz's Senior Honors Talmud class had the opportunity to partake in a Mock Bet Din. The topic of discussion was dealt with the ethical, moral, and halakhic stance on treatment of captives.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:57:05 PM
Students in Ms. Brachot's Honors senior Chemistry Class and Mr. Klotz's Honors senior Physics Class went on a captivating excursion to the Cooper Union Engineering building located in the heart of the East Village.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:43:50 PM
The Upper School Office of Israel Guidance hosted an information evening for parents of juniors to introduce them to the process, program options, and timeline to participate in an Israel gap-year after graduation.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:41:19 PM
Brooklyn was bustling with Ramaz freshmen as they took advantage of some of the many sights. Before Pesach break, students had a great time baking matzah at Ateres Shlomo under the guidance of Rav Twerski.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:05:30 PM
The Upper School Choir and the Chamber Choir attended a four-day trip to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Silver Spring, Maryland, where they performed at many schools and participated in workshops with other students and with other accomplished choral directors.
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