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Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:12:00 PM
In commemoration of Veterans Day, last Monday the US paid tribute to our American veterans. A guest veteran addressed each grade, at their respective minyan, and several of the veterans were related to our students. Seniors heard from Dr. Ben Freilich (uncle to Naomi '18 and Aliza's '20). Dr. Ben Freilich is the son of Dr. Dennis Freilich z"l, whose Navy service included tours of duty to Suez, Yemen, Aden, Singapore, and Korea...
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:12:00 PM
On November 9, to remember the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom and to mark the 70th anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, the sophomore grade was invited to join approximately 500 high school students at the United Nations to participate in a special educational event...
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:11:00 PM
Freshmen Shabbaton 2017 was a great success. Students started off the day with a special breakfast, including donuts and hot chocolate. They quickly loaded up and went to the Bogota Golf Center, where they participated in Bank Shot Basketball, Batting Cages, Mini Golf, and a Driving Range...
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:11:00 PM
Last Thursday, two senior classes, Dr. Sclar's "Gender and Identity" course and Ms. Krupka's "Love and Intimacy" course, visited the "ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern?" exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The students explored the various items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on how we think about clothing, gender, power, and relationships...
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:10:00 PM
The victory took place in Long Island at DRS on Tuesday, November 6. Of the 14 total matches (2 players play two matches together against two opponents), Ramaz took 12, dropped one, and drew one. The players took the win as a sign of good things to come; hopefully it foreshadows Ramaz's sixth straight chess championship (and eighth in 10 years)...
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:10:00 PM
This past week, Ms. Barak's 12th grade Honors Modern Israeli Culture class attended the JCC Manhattan's Other Israel Film Festival to watch two independent films. Each film gave the students exposure to elements of Israeli society that they had not been quite familiar with prior to watching these films, making the experience unique and eye-opening...
Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 12:01:00 PM
Congratulations to the table tennis team who defeated Horace Mann 4-3! More than 30 supporters were cheering our US team on as they took the win!
Posted Monday, Nov 13, 2017 12:22:00 AM
We were honored to have special guests address our students at each grade's morning minyan on Thursday, November 9th, the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous "Night of Broken Glass." Three of our speakers had their young lives brutally affected, as that night is viewed as the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust. The important message that resonated with our students was "the dangers of silence in the face of evil."...
Posted Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 10:34:00 PM
This year, the Upper School invited Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, and Peter Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University, to speak about the issue of immigration at the Election Day assembly organized by Ms. DeeDee Benel and Dr. Jon Jucovy...
Posted Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 10:26:00 PM
This past week, Rabbi Shaul Robinson, rabbi of Lincoln Square Synagogue, paid a visit to Rabbi Aviad Bodner's Jewish Medical Ethics class in the Upper School. He discussed some controversial topics with the class, covering areas like...
Posted Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 9:39:00 PM
Frosted donuts, tiara crowns, caps, and bandanas, are a just sampling of the items that were sold on Pink Day at the US; all carefully chosen by the dedicated members of the Chesed Committee. Challot, baked by our students with an added sugar crumb topping, and tied with pink bows, were also a hit...
Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 12:36:00 PM
Ramaz is proud to support the arts. The ad above appeared and the following text was included in last week's Spotlight on Education in The Jewish Week: Steps from New York's Museum Mile, The Ramaz School continues to inspire students for over 80 years with a stellar Judaic and general studies curriculum and an unparalleled appreciation for the Arts. Ramaz is grateful for this year's new programming made possible by the Martin & Susan Sanders Family Foundation Endowment for Classical Music Enrichment that will enhance its Upper School students' appreciation of classical music by raising the bar of the school's already respected music curriculum. Classical musicians from New York's finest institutions will perform for students and bring their music appreciation, history, and theory lessons to life...
Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 12:24:00 PM
Professor Goren Gordon was invited to the Ramaz Upper School to speak to the Honors Senior Science students. Gordon is an esteemed professor at Tel Aviv University. He has been a student for over 20 years, obtaining a PhD in Quantum Physics along with a PhD in Neuroscience, a Bachelor Degree in medicine, and an MBA. He also has a teaching degree and currently works in a Curiosity Lab at the University programming robots to act like infants...
Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 12:04:00 PM
This week BIC (the Business Investment Club) heard from Jacob Doft '87. Doft spoke about what it was like managing a hedge fund, and the volatility of the profession. He also made specific mention of the opportunities for young people in this type of industry...
Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 11:53:00 AM
At the "High School" Medical Mentorship Program, female high-school students from various New York City high schools are able to hear from both medical students and women who are already practicing doctors. The female medical students serve as mentors for the high-school students and are there to answer questions about their experiences in pursuing careers in a male-dominated field...
Posted Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 6:01:00 PM
All US students were treated to an exciting day out in 'our backyard,' Central Park last week where they were given the choice to participate in a number of outdoor activities, including sketching and painting in Belvedere Castle and Shakespeare's Garden, taking the Central Park Bike Tour, going on a history scavenger hunt around the park, ice skating in Wollman Rink, playing sports on the Great Lawn, or visiting the Central Park Children's Zoo! To view a slideshow please click...
Posted Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 11:21:00 PM
Jonah B. '19 and Elizabeth A. '19 will participate among 30 international students and 60 Israeli students in a ten-day journey in Israel this December, where they will tour Israel, meet representatives from start-up companies, meet members of the Technion, and work in groups to generate and promote innovative solutions to medical and healthcare related issues as part of a competition...
Posted Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 11:05:00 PM
The Upper School's opening Community (a team building program) of the year featured the roll-out of this year's newest initiative: The Ramaz Mural Project. Rachel Rabhan '92, Director of the Art Department, led a discussion with several students about how this initiative began, what it represents, and how more interested students can get involved...
Posted Monday, Oct 9, 2017 12:17:00 AM
Ramaz US Students headed over to Lenox Hill last week to help decorate the hospital's Sukkah and to visit five patients with warm erev Yom Tov greetings...
Posted Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 11:05:00 PM
Students shipped the Stars of HOPE to the UMC Trauma Hospital in Nevada, and in their letter, noted Ramaz's own Samanta Arjune, so that Samanta would be one of the recipients of their wishes. When the UPS manager noted the address, he said, "UPS will reduce your shipping costs, so that in some small way we can be a part of your kind act." מצווה גוררת מצווה!...
Posted Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 10:51:00 PM
After a full day at school, US students met up to get started on baking the challah for the bake sale. They rolled and braided the dough, made a sugar mix, sprayed pans, loaded up the trays, and laughed a lot too! The next morning at 7:20AM, as promised, the challot were bagged and bowed, and all were sold by homeroom...
Posted Friday, Sep 29, 2017 12:04:00 AM
This year's Club Fair far exceeded student's expectations! With the re-organization of the entire co-curricular offerings, the fair was lively, well-organized, and most significantly, informative...
Posted Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 5:19:00 PM
Last week, in time for the High Holidays, the US packed 30 boxes for United States troops, filled with Yom Tov snacks and reading material, and mailed them to American soldiers serving and stationed on faraway bases, including places like Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, and more...
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...
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