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Ping-Pong Champion Ms. Estee Ackerman Shares Her Skills and Her Jewish Pride at the Middle School

Olympic table tennis player and Orthodox Jew Ms. Estee Ackerman paid a special visit to the Middle School. After the students watched a news segment about her athletic success and dedication to Judaism, she gave a presentation explaining her journey. Not only is Ms. Ackerman a gold medalist, but she is a proud Jew who prioritizes religious observance over her sport. For example, when a championship conflicts...

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Students Tour the Second Beit HaMikdash Using Virtual Reality Equipment

Ramaz students entered the second Beit HaMikdash! Impossible? Well, sixth and seventh graders combined their Judaic Studies with incredible 21st-century advancements, using virtual reality equipment to explore ancient Israel. With a headset to see the alternate world, and handheld remotes to control their virtual movements, they took an interactive tour and even entered the second Beit HaMikdash. They found materials...

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Middle Schoolers Kick Off Shavuot with an Ice Cream Truck

Middle Schoolers began their Shavuot with an extra treat: their very own ice cream truck in front of the school! On the warm summer day before the start of Shavuot break, they got to step outside the school building and enjoy their pick of refreshing dessert: cones of vanilla, chocolate, or swirl, and even their pick of sprinkles and Oreos for toppings. Those not having dairy got the delicious...

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Middle School Teachers Perform a Comedic Shavuot Play

To get into the spirit of Shavuot, Middle Schoolers were treated to a whimsical reenactment of Matan Torah. Their teachers presented a short play for the students, equipped with costumes, lighting and sound cues, and even a fog machine! Their script told the story while making students laugh, such as when the teachers pretended to be young children in the desert whining "Are we there yet?" The production even had 4D...

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Watch the Clip: Fifth Graders Lend Their Talents to the American Young Voices Choir Concert

Ramaz choir members from third through fifth grade bonded with each other, and 5,000 tri-state area choir students, at the American Young Voices concert at the Prudential Center. This incredible experience was an installment of the AYV's ongoing music education program, which organizes the largest children's choir concerts in the world. Along with the...

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