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Posted Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 10:09:00 PM
The Middle School welcomed guests from Yachad to their Sukkah last week. Eighth graders had an opportunity to play cards and board games, sing, dance, and connect with their guests. It was an enriching experience for the students and they hope to see their Yachad friends again very soon!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 9:47:00 PM
"We ate when we were hungry, and now we're satisfied. We're partners with the land. We share in a vision where every child is nourished."- Deuteronomy 8:10 Never doubt the Power of One, and One more. Giving Time is not about numbers, but rather about answering the call, and we called. We asked for volunteers on the first day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot to sign-on to a Day of Giving at Masbia Flatbush that serves over 700 meals a week to any individual who is need of a meal or groceries. Because of Yom Tov, Masbia was very behind in unloading its produce...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 10:40:00 PM
What's in a Rosh Hashanah package to our American servicemen and women deployed overseas? Nothing overly impressive -- but Tikkun Olam is just that, Small Acts of Kindness. Honey Squeeze Bears, Thelma chicken soup cubes, pomegranate bars, dates, apple chips, Gold Bond Powder, Chap Stick, Purell, toothpaste, mouthwash, sweat absorbent socks, sun screen, Yom Tov reading material, students' handwritten notes of appreciation, and Stars for Our Troops. Where do they go? We never know. APO and FPO addresses often prove to be to American bases as far away as Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, South Korea or Djibouti, to name a few...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 10:30:00 PM
When the invite was posted asking for volunteers to deliver Rosh Hashanah packages to the elderly that would begin at the ungodly hour of 9:30AM on Sunday morning, Ms. Benel was somewhat skeptical that there would be a sign-up. The group was instructed to meet at The Central Synagogue on East 55th Street. The morning's text messages at 9:15AM put an end to any doubts: "Hi, a few kids are here but aren't too sure where to go. I'm on 54th Street, and I saw them walking but they said they were too early." Then an Uber from Englewood pulled up in front, followed by a drop-off in a family's car...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 3:02:00 PM
Seventh graders participated in a hands-on opportunity to help those in need on Rosh Hashanah! Students worked with Chesed 24/7, an organization that makes sure that hospitals are stocked with kosher food for patients. Thanks to them, patients and their families (who may find themselves without food), will have access to Shabbat and holidays meals. For Rosh Hashanah, Chesed 24/7 will stock hospitals with Rosh Hashanah boxes, which include apples, honey, dates, and pomegranates. Ramaz seventh graders, with the help of Parents Council, packaged 400 boxes that will be delivered this week, and placed in hospitals throughout NY!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 9:39:00 PM
Building connections between generations is an ongoing project at Ramaz and students have had the opportunity to interact with both younger and older individuals this past week. First, the fifth graders learned about an amazing organization called DOROT and how they could get involved. With DOROT, students first made Rosh Hashanah cards that will be delivered to the isolated elderly...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 9:39:00 PM
Caleb R., now a 10th grader at the US, joined the Middle School Kumzits last Friday and shared his passion for chesed and his mission to inspire students, teachers, and parents to donate their hair to an organization called Wigs for Kids. This organization makes wigs for children with cancer who have lost their hair following chemotherapy treatments. Caleb has been inspiring others to donate their hair since his Bar Mitzvah! This year, he's approaching students from all divisions to take part in this special mitzvah - a school-wide effort...
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!
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