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Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 
This week's Torah Reading is a double parasha, consisting of the last two parashot in Sefer Vayikra. The parasha starts out by discussing keeping the "Shabbat of the land"— shemitah.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
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 
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 
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 Monday, May 15, 2017 
The 7th Grade technology skills class created a demonstration of a pneumatic tube system for the Idea Schools Network MakerXpo last Sunday.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
The Ramaz Middle School boys' Torah Bowl team reached the championship! Students competed against three other division champions to answer questions about all of Sefer Dvarim and every Rashi.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
Ramaz 8th grade students will be visiting a Leket field in Rechovot this Wednesday as they volunteer to pick whatever fruit or vegetables are in the field, which will then be collected and donated to the needy.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
Congrats to our students who have been coming extra early to school regularly throughout the year to study together. MAZAL TOV!
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
Over the past few months, second graders have been studying New York City landmarks. Prior to selecting a landmark to research, students participated in exciting field trips!
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 
On Tuesday, all pre-K classes gathered to meet Farmer Dena from Quiver Farms and the animals she brought along with her!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
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 
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 
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 
The program concluded with a focus on the memories of those soldiers missing in action -- and final tribute was paid to individuals who were killed since last Yom Hazikaron.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
The students completed an author study about Mo Willems, discovering his craft as an author and illustrator. They were able to write and illustrate their own books featuring the famous Pigeon!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Fourth graders have been studying data collection in science this month. Using the recent Internet phenomenon of the water bottle flip challenge, students designed an experiment to optimize success.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Last week the 3rd and 4th grade chorus performed songs for KJ's Lunch and Learn seniors and special guests, many of whom were Holocaust survivors. After singing the children had a chance to meet and interact with the guests. The event was truly special and memorable.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Students learned about the components of a community and the ways people live and work together highlighting ways they create and maintain a safe and clean place to live.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
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 
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 
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 
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 Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
School history was made as Ramaz won their first Ultimate game and tied for 2nd place in the tournament.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
As part of the MS computer club, directed by Miri Rubin, students of the fifth and sixth grade were invited to produce and edit an animated film using Go Animate, an online animated film software!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
From completing a New York City themes "Starry Night" to working on the Japanese art of kirigami, each of our LS grades is immersed in the arts this spring!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
As a prelude to the 2nd grade picture book writing unit, students used critical thinking and personal opinions to evaluate what makes a good book.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
The ECC has been immersed in all things Israel -- in honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut, the ECC classes were learning all about Israeli food, music, and culture!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Emor is the longest Parasha in the book of Vayikra -- it consists of 124 psukim! The Parasha starts off relating many of the laws with regards to the Kohanim.
Posted Thursday, May 4, 2017 
Moshe is given a lot of commandments to relay to Bnei Yisrael. Why does this one specifically need to be told in front of the entire congregation? Hashem told Moshe to tell everyone about loving your neighbor, because this pasuk, the commandment to be holy, represents the essence of most mitzvot.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 
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.
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