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Posted Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 5:26:40 PM
In this week's parsha, Parshat Miketz, the midrash tells us that Yoseph always relied on God, especially by having emunah that when he was in trouble, God would help him no matter what.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 2:00:00 AM
Grade 5 Students and their families are encouraged to attend a special evening of chesed and dinner on Monday, December 18, . . .
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 10:51:00 PM
In Morah Orit's 8th Grade Hebrew classes, students learned about the Jewish people's journey from the former Soviet Union to Israel in the 1970's. At the conclusion of the unit, Morah Orit invited Rabbi Lookstein to tell the students of his involvement in this Aliyah and of his friendship with 'Refusnik' Natan Sharansky...
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 10:51:00 PM
Last week, the 8th grade STEM class began their unit on physical computing (crafting + circuitry). The first activity of the unit taught students about the components that make up a circuit and how electricity moves...
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 10:44:00 PM
Over the course of the past few weeks, the Ramaz senior and junior grades partook in a three-part series that explored the concept of honesty in many different work fields. The past two speakers, Jacob Doft and Seth Lipsky, addressed the topic of honesty in different areas, the former in business and the latter in news-reporting. For the last speaker of the three-part series, students heard from Professor Schizer, the fourteenth Dean of Columbia Law School and current CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee...
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 10:44:00 PM
On Wednesday, throughout their lunch periods and after school, students participated in different service projects. "Giving" their time was a personal way to commemorate Albert Missry z"l and to observe the sheloshim, the end of the first 30 days of mourning. Inherent to his nature, Albert always could sense when someone needed a boost, and he gave unconditionally of his time and talents...
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 10:43:00 PM
On Tuesday the entire senior grade traveled across Central Park to visit one of three exhibits. Students in Dr. Jucovy's Space class and Mr. Klotz's Astronomy class went to the Hayden Planetarium to watch the "Dark Universe" and learn about the structure and history of the universe and our place within it...
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 10:42:00 PM
Congratulations to Elizabeth N. '20, Rachel A.'20, Rebecca A.'18, and Yaara K. '20 for winning all of their games at last week's Torah Bowl and coming first place in their division!
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 6:02:00 PM
Middle School students are asked to please bring in the following items by December 18. . .
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 12:34:00 AM
Congratulations to our second graders on receiving their Chumashim last week and for their wonderful performances and aliyot. May this be the beginning of a wonderful Torah journey! Thank you to all parents, grandparents, siblings, and extended family who came in to cheer on the second grade.
Posted Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 12:01:00 AM
The third grade students had a wonderful time on their field trips to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. The children first learned about how immigrant children on the Lower East Side reused easily found materials to make their own toys...
Posted Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 11:16:00 PM
Fourth graders took a field trip to Inwood Hill Park. The students had a walking tour, led by Urban Park Rangers, and learned about the indigenous people who inhabited "Manhatta," the island of Manhattan. These first inhabitants, called the Lenape, were part of the Algonquin group of Native Americans, who shared a common language. Our guides explained how the Lenape revered the land and depended on it to survive...
Posted Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 11:00:00 PM
With great anticipation for Chanukah, the children of Pre-K Yarok have learned all about the characters and events of the stirring Chanukah story. They learned about brave Yehuda HaMacabee with his small band of Jewish soldiers, as well as Antiochus and his big army...
Posted Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 5:26:00 PM
In Parashat Vayeshev, we learn about Yosef's brothers' "breaking point," which eventually leads them to throw Yosef into a pit and then later, sell him into slavery -- a "plan" that ultimately backfires.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 4:50:00 PM
Posted Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 2:57:00 PM
Gather the first Thursday of every month to prepare a challah, pray with a group, and hear inspirational words. First CHALLAH SEGULLAH will be Next Thursday, October 19, graciously hosted by Randi Sultan. If you would like to participate please RSVP to Natan@ramaz.org. A suggested donation of $18 can be made here. If you would like us to pray for someone, please click here.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 2:56:00 PM
Please join us for a fun evening to see friends and make new ones! Light fare will be served Tuesday, November 7 7:00 PM Graciously hosted by Miri Nakash Silver & Ezri Silver Please RSVP to Parents Council by replying to this email or emailing pc@ramaz.org
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 1:37:00 PM
Seventh grade students enjoyed a visit last week by a woodwind ensemble from the Manhattan School of Music. The workshop is the second in a series of Music Enrichment programs presented by MSM in a partnership with Ramaz...
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 1:31:00 PM
Over the past two weeks, faculty, administrators, and Ramaz guests have been marveling at our 4th graders as they presented their STEAM Tank inventions to fellow classmates and mock business investors. What started with a unit on electromagnetism, quickly turned into an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and thoughtful journey into an engineering design project that challenged students across a range of disciplines....
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 1:22:00 PM
Students heard addresses from Israeli Transportation Minister Israel Katz, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, and president of the World Jewish Congress, Ron Lauder. Most prominent among the speakers was Vice President Mike Pence who poignantly declared...
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 12:50:00 PM
Dr. Freilich began the club meeting by showing the students a video, which had great depictions of a student's life throughout Medical School. Afterwards students were invited to an open discussion with Dr. Freilich about getting to Medical School, the different stages of Medical School, and how one chooses their specialty...
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 12:34:00 PM
The highlight of Spirit Week was the annual pep rally with a hilarious video by the G.O. followed by a frenetic 4 corner, Grade vs. Grade dodgeball game. The faculty also got into the action by challenging the students in a game of dodgeball that didn't end well for the teachers...
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 12:03:00 PM
Mr. Berman, the founder of Durban Capital and Berman Capital Management LP presented to BIC this week. Mr. Berman shared both business and personal strategies with our group; he revealed that his personal hardships, experience of poverty, and experience of being bullied as a child in South Africa are part of the foundation of his resilience and subsequent success...
Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 11:50:00 AM
Ms. Carly Sternberg, Director of Early Engagement at AIPAC, spoke to Upper School students about the principles and methodologies of AIPAC and ways in which they could get involved in Israel activism during their high school years...
Posted Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 4:44:00 PM
In third grade, the students recently completed their unit on addition and subtraction. They began the unit by using hands-on materials such as base ten blocks to model addition and subtraction computation, with a focus on showing the meaning of regrouping...
Posted Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 2:38:00 PM
In the beginning of the Parasha, יעקב returns to Israel and attempts to send a messenger to אסב. After failing, the messengers tell יעקב that his brother cant relieve his messages because אסב is with four hundred armed men on a warpath.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 4:44:00 PM
Please drop off NEW, unwrapped toys in the Lower School lobby through Friday December 8. Middle School students are asked to please bring in the following items by December 18. . .
Posted Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 3:34:00 PM
Mr. Jacob Doft '87, founder of investment fund Highline Capital, came to speak to the students in Rabbi Schiowitz's seminar on the value of truthfulness, about the importance of honesty and integrity in business. This value was instilled in him at a young age, when he noticed that the country's top hedge fund manager was being arrested for engaging in unfair and illegal business practices. Mr. Doft then realized that he wanted to go into business with the idea of honesty and transparency...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 3:29:00 PM
RAMJAM wowed the audience with performances included Idan Yaniv's "At Yaffa" by the Ramaz Chamber Choir, Natasha Bedingfield's "Soulmate" by the Ramaz Choir, Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" by the Ramaz Rock Band, W.H. Squire's "Tarantella op.23" by the Ramaz Chamber Music Ensemble....
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