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ECC Students Celebrate the End of the Year with Creative Party Fun

To celebrate this past year's growth and look forward to next year, the ECC has been throwing end-of-year celebrations! With their parents, they have been cheering on their accomplishments while participating in fun activities. For example, everyone watched slide shows recapping fond memories from throughout the year. Children decorated...

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Ramaz Admissions Blends Chesed with an Incoming ECC Parent Welcome Evening

The welcome evening for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten parents not only provided an opportunity for sushi, wine, and bonding — it also provided an opportunity for chesed! The Ramaz Department of Admissions wanted to set up a warm and welcoming meeting and to partner with the Washington Heights Y around chesed. The outcome? A gorgeous message about "the beauty of mitzvot" as...

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Nursery Schoolers Celebrate Springtime with Insect Release, Shavuot Flower Planting, and Crafts

Nursery schoolers have released their class ladybugs and butterflies! The students have loved raising these creatures from larvae and caterpillars, examining their lifecycles, and learning about metamorphosis. The students have learned important lessons not only about biology but about empathy, understanding that even Hashem's smallest creatures...

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Watch the Clip: Kindergarten Violinists Show Off Their Skill at Their End-of-Year Recital

Kindergarten violinists performed their recital for their loved ones! Every week throughout the year, small groups of up to five children have met with Mr. Lamas, a career viola player and music educator, for 20-minute sessions using school-supplied violins. This special program provides important benefits, strengthening...

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ECC Students Collect and Deliver Tzedakah to Help Families in Need Observe Pesach

The ECC classes have been collecting tzedakah this year and now they have finally delivered it to Rabbi Haskel Lookstein '49 to be donated as maot chitim. These maot chitim (literal translation: wheat money) will be used to help provide Passover seder supplies and food to families in need. The students are so excited to know that their...

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