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Posted Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 3:30:00 PM
Elie Klein, ALEH's Director of Development for US and Canada, visited Ramaz 6th grade students and spoke about Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion month. He launched the new ALEH BeChinuch disability inclusion program at Ramaz. The curriculum offered to our 6th grade students during their character development class, will highlight the importance of disability inclusion, equity and access, and will encourage students to think about how they can become agents of positive change in their communities....
Posted Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 11:03:00 PM
At 6:45am, well before sunrise, Ms. Benel waited for our Upper School student volunteers, as homeless individuals were already lining up, with their worldly goods in totes, and shaky carts. At 7am sharp, as promised, our students began arriving at the NY Common Pantry, located, oddly enough, right off of Fifth Avenue and 109th Street, and that location was counterculture. The students were taken aback at the economic and cultural schism they were witnessing....
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 9:21:00 PM
It is our goal at the ECC to help the children better understand the concept of tzedakah. To that end, students collected money, counted it, and then discussed how they can best use it to help others. In Pre-K Lavan, they sorted and counted their money, and then the children had a great and thoughtful conversation about how to best use the money. The children thought of purchasing toys, food, and clothing. Since it is cold in NY in the winter, the conversation veered toward clothing. The children thought of clothing that people might need to keep warm; coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and socks. The organization "Knock, knock give a sock" provides socks for those who need them...
Posted Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 4:49:00 PM
Rabbi Laniado led families on the latest of the Ramaz/KJ Father-Son Bar Mitzvah Program's chesed initiative for the Met Council's Weinberg Residence. The boys and their fathers packed 163 baking kits meant to "sweeten" the holiday season by providing families in need with all of the ingredients they would need to bake their own desserts! Tizku l'mitzvot...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 5:34:00 PM
Junior Navi classes experienced a special program led by Mr. Seth Davis, Executive Director of IsraAID, an Israel-based international non-governmental organization. IsraAID's mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crisis, and they partner with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist in recovery, and reduce the risk of future disasters. The teachers wanted their students to understand Sefer Yonah, not only as an ancient Judaic text, but one whose message is relevant today, and give them the opportunity to "actualize" the prophet's message. For more and for photos of IsraAID work...
Posted Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 6:53:00 AM
We welcomed 36 American Veterans of War, from Samaratin Village for this year's special Pre-Thanksgiving dinner. The veterans, all suffering from PTSD, filed into our auditorium to dine, schmooze and enjoy time together with our students. Eighteen Ramaz student volunteers joined the festivities, and were hosts extraordinaire. The menu of traditional Thanksgiving fare was served by our students and the spirit and genuine warmth was remarkable, a true THANKS-GIVING...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 3:51:00 PM
Fifth grade students toured the Upper East Side Hatzolah ambulance, in preparation of our Thanksgiving assembly. Mr. Zeke Rabbani, a Ramaz parent, showed students the ambulance and explained the many details involved in using it - including what is done during a Hatzolah call! Students learned how to take out the stretcher, swipe to get into the ambulance, and viewed the vehicle's medical equipment. Everyone is so grateful for Hatzolah - that's why our students delivered their "Thanks for Giving" award to the UES Hatzolah for always being there for the community in times of need!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 11:10:00 PM
Ramaz fifth graders participated in the SBH Hunger project where they learned to empathize with people in need and discuss different ways to give back on a day-to-day basis. They learned that giving back is not just about giving money, but about being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes, and seeing else how you could help.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 9:29:00 PM
WEAR IT PINK is an annual event that takes place every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month which helps raise money for breast cancer care and research. In preparation for Pink Day sophomores Julia F. and Rachel F. decorated the lobby with sparkling pink items, and posted flyers encouraging students and faculty to wear pink as their way of showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink donuts, pins, necklaces, tension balls, bracelets and Friday's home-baked challot were sold to raise money for Sharsheret and for JScreen...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 11:42:00 AM
The Ramaz Environmental Club teamed up with The Daffodil Project, an organization that annually plants daffodil bulbs in memory of the tragedy of 9/11. Following 9/11, a Dutch friend of a board member of New Yorkers for Parks wanted to contribute something to New York in commemoration. His initial contribution was one million daffodil bulbs to be dispersed throughout New York City. Ever since then, The Daffodil Project formed and continues planting yellow daffodils (the color of remembrance) honoring the losses of 9/11...
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