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Olympic Ping-Pong Athlete Ms. Estee Ackerman Inspires Lower Schoolers with her Dedication to Judaism

Lower Schoolers received a special visit from ping-pong champion Ms. Estee Ackerman. The students watched a news segment about Ms. Ackerman, which discussed her dedication to maintaining her Jewish observance while engaging in her sport, even missing championship games if they fall on Shabbat. The Olympic athlete then presented her own...

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Students Have a Private Zoom Call with Israeli Ambassador Ms. Belaynesh Zevadia

Students had the incredible experience of a private Zoom call with Israeli ambassador Ms. Belaynesh Zevadia. Ms. Zevadia was the first Israeli woman of Ethiopian origin to serve as an Israeli ambassador. She even had the honor of lighting torches at the Torch-lighting Ceremony during Israel's 66th Independence Day celebrations in 2014. This session was part of the students' learning unit "מבצע משה" (Mitzvah Moshe), focusing on the Ethiopian Jews who...

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First Graders Celebrate Community Workers with Multimedia Research Presentations

In a fascinating culmination of their unit on community workers, each first grade class threw a party with their parents to celebrate all they've learned. Each student specialized in a particular community worker: firefighter, bus driver, dentist, police officer, doctor/nurse, or veterinarian. They each wore "hard hats" decorated with symbols to represent their respective community worker, and incorporated many multimedia...

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Video: Ramaz Students Sing Among 5,000 at the American Young Voices Concert

Ramaz choir students in third, fourth, and fifth grade had an unforgettable experience when they participated in the American Young Voices concert at the Prudential Center. The AYV, a music education organization, produces the largest children's choir concerts in the world. At this concert, Ramaz sang music of varying styles...

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Second Graders Connect to Israeli History by Reenacting the 1947 UN

On November 29, 1947, a 2,000-year-old dream became a reality: the State of Israel was reborn in its ancient homeland. This historic moment was made possible by the UN General Assembly's adoption of Resolution 181. As part of the second grade's unit on the history of the Land of Israel, and especially in light of current events, the students were excited to reenact this momentous day themselves. They set up...

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