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Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 10:13:00 PM
Ramaz faculty designed the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance as a personal way for US students to honor the memory of the victims of the horrific attack on the Twin Towers, eighteen years ago. Two special guests spoke to our students and explained the mission of their organizations. Their presentations were complemented by meaningful projects, and combined the mitzvot of limud and ma'aseh...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 10:12:00 PM
How to repair, How to fix, How to fulfill Tikun Olam? Ramaz US welcomed nine OHEL individuals along with their three staff members. Simple craft projects took on new meaning. How's that? By sharing every activity with a developmentally young adult and learning important midot from them...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 1:30:00 PM
The 7th graders enjoyed a meaningful celebration of their classmates becoming bnei and bnot mitzvah. The students began by davening together as a grade. Rabbi Hagler addressed the students about the importance of reaching this age and Jeremy F. spoke about this week's parasha and how together they could take on the mitzvot and make an important impact. The students then enjoyed a delicious breakfast, sponsored and organized by Parents Council. At the breakfast, the students heard from their peer Sophie H. who spoke about their connection to the Tikva Children's Home in Odessa with whom we have begun a pen pal program. A memorable part of our celebration was when students Skyped with the students in Odessa. In an effort to share the simcha, our students are sponsoring a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party for them too!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 12:08:00 PM
Twenty students and teachers were involved in another tremendous mitzvah – they donated their hair for Zichron Menachem to create wigs for children with cancer. HaKarat HaTov to Eli and the team at Eli's Hair Design salon at 243 East 84th Street, NY who donated all their time and services for this mitzvah. For pictures and more...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:43:00 PM
"Major Scheinfeld, can you come with us to visit veterans at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare facility?" At first students and the Major played games with the Vets including poker, pool, chess, foosball. There was some singing too, as a few students accompanied a Veteran, as she strummed on her guitar. Then there were conversations with stories of loss and fear, always with pride, and humor too. The Veterans shared ...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM
Kol HaKavod to Eitan G. '22 and his team who are participating in the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk this coming Sunday June 2. The Walk supports and empowers people with these diseases and propels critical research for cures. For more information please contact Nechama Leibowitz by emailing her at
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:03:00 PM
Teen Scene is a new program that started this year. Teenagers, regardless of their "abilities," have very particular needs, unlike their younger or older friends or relatives. Teen Scene is done in partnership with Friendship Circle and meets every Thursday, as a club of sort. We bake cookies, do craft projects that address an American or Jewish holiday, but the Ikkar is we Talk Teen Talk. "How was your day today" begins every session, and no holds barred. Tough exams are noted, unfair grades, a disagreement with a friend, a happy moment, or a scary one too...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:54:00 PM
Kol hakavod to students and faculty members who participated in Sunday's Friendship Walk & Carnival for Friendship Circle and showed their support for children with special needs. They walked the walk, but most important, did the mile TOGETHER with their special friends at the carnival and beyond. Laughter and cheers were heard throughout the day's events. Rabbi Albo and his family deserve a special Hakarat Hatov. Lying flat down on the hard cement with the trust that the bikes would jump high over him, a test of emunah for sure!! But it was the spirit of doing good that the Rabbi and all participants added. Taking the time to offer friendship is what the Circle is all about. M'chayil L'chayil!
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:40:00 PM
RamCorps students worked at The Bronx Choice Pantry. As Choice Pantry volunteers they helped provide free grocery packages for food-insecure families. The word choice took on new meaning as they chose products that complemented their cultural preferences and to "choose" underscores independence. Our students gained a new appreciation for the precious freedom to choose at the Pantry...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:37:00 PM
Sixth graders just finished their year-long participation in Sweet Readers with adults who have dementia. Students and their elder friends were filmed for a documentary about the importance of young people engaging with adults living with Alzheimer's...
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