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Posted Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 5:40:00 PM
Last week, the Sassoon Children's Education Fund provided beautiful flower bouquets for our eighth graders to give to their families so they could participate in the mitzvah of preparing for Shabbat. The fund, begun by Gayle Sassoon, supports schools and yeshivot that offer tuition assistance to families. The flowers were sponsored by the grandchildren of Mrs. Grace Cayre and Mrs. Sally Jemal A"H in their honor.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 1:20:00 PM
In anticipation of becoming a Bat Mitzvah, Maia B. (grade 6) wanted to find a way to give back to the community. She decided to use her creativity to make and sell handmade bars of soap to raise money for Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and families affected by breast and ovarian cancer. There's still a pandemic out there and handwashing is one of the best ways to protect oneself from germs--why not enjoy the process with a beautiful bar of soap while also raising money for a wonderful cause?! To order...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 6:38:00 PM
Thank you to everyone for donating spices and cleaning supplies. Fifth graders packed them for distribution through New York's annual Met Council Passover Drive, representing the largest kosher food network in the country that serves all New Yorkers regardless of background. Met Council works with community organizations throughout the five boroughs, providing over 15.2 million pounds of food in 2020 to food insufficient clients regardless of their race, faith, ethnicity, sexual identity, or gender.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 8:43:00 PM
Eighth Graders prepared and delivered Mishloach Manot to some of our Upper East Side neighbors and to people in the rehabilitation center for the elderly.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 9:44:00 PM
To read more and watch a video on PIX 11 about Asher R.'s Bar Mitzvah project focusing on helping children with special needs, please click...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 5:21:00 PM
In Middle School advisory, students have been writing letters of thanks to frontline responders, through Operation Gratitude, whose mission is "To forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder Heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide." Among the organization's goals is to collect 4,000 letters for the New York Police Department by Tuesday, February 12. If anyone would like to write a note, please send it to Middle School faculty member Ms. Elizabeth Weissman at weissmane@ramaz.org.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 4:41:00 PM
This past week, on Tu B'Shevat, a representative from Leket Israel – an organization that brings fresh food to those in need in Israel – paid a virtual visit to ECC students to explain how it picks and transports surplus food around the country.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 6:11:00 PM
Third graders in Galil and Gilboa Judaic Studies prepared greeting cards wishing a "happy Tu B'Shevat" to local seniors, as part of a gift package that was sent to them.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 4:22:00 PM
In preparation for this week's fifth- and sixth-grade bar/bat mitzvah evening, students learned about a central tenet of becoming adult members of the Jewish community – thinking about others by performing acts of chesed. After learning about the mission of Israel-based ADI (formerly known as ALEH) to care for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities, students created sensory Chanukah cards – those that use touch and feel – which will be sent to them in Israel in time for Chanukah!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 11:57:00 AM
Fourth graders employed digital handiwork to show their gratitude for the work teachers and staff do every day. Using "Book Creator," an online tool that inspires students to make their own interactive books and stories using text, images, audio and video, students created e-cards and shared them with teachers and staff.
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