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Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM
Upper School students offered chizuk by sending cards and Rabbi Mayer Moskowitz's book I Have A Friend to Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and Chabad of Poway....
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 11:46:00 AM
Following the footsteps of the 5th and 6th grade chorus, the 7th and 8th grade chorus visited the UES Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to brighten the day of the seniors there. They performed songs from The Greatest Showman, tefillah, and Hamilton!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 2:01:00 PM
It's wonderful to see students grasping new concepts and ideas in school but it is a whole other level when they take important values and put them into practice. During the weeks before Purim, we collected tzedaka in school and earmarked it for Od Yosef Chai, an organization that supports poor families in Israel. In addition, a few of our second graders - Murray K., Avi E., Zachary S. and Andrew P. - collected tzedaka on their own through donations and food stands.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM
This year's Purim Mishloach Manot Project was a huge success. Administrators, teachers and students were extremely generous, and we raised over $5,000 dollars. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Tzedakah and Chesed Committee members, 500 Purim gift bags were packaged with Israeli products. Our goal has been achieved, and we can contribute generously toward the writing of a Sefer Torah in memory of Sam Farkas z"l. We have been given the zechut to have the entire Sefer Shemot written in Sam's honor. We were also able to deliver 35 Purim bags, personally, to the medical staff and families at the Mt. Sinai Pediatric Cardiology Unit. These mitzvot were made possible through the generosity and care of the Upper School participants. Thank you all!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM
Seventh graders have worked with the Jewish Museum to learn about and create art. In the beginning of the year they learned about Chagall, the Russian revolution, and how much of the art during that time was inspired by the revolution. The students had the opportunity to go to the Jewish Museum where they saw Chagall's and Lissitzky's original works. With the guidance of the Jewish Museum, they used the artists as inspiration to create a collaborative mural depicting images of acts of kindness, once again, representing and focusing on this year's theme of our mission of Menschlichkeit.
Posted Monday, Apr 1, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Kol Hakavod to the more than 400 volunteers who helped prep 5,000 lbs. of fruits and vegetables for Masbia. Thank you to the Spodek family for generously sponsoring the event. Thank you chairs Jamie Chubak, Marian Gross, Elise Kassel, Susan Hecht and Sandy Dweck. For photos...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:20:00 PM
Who must hear the Megillah? EVERYONE! ​Diversity at its Best! 21 years ago, a student initiated what is now a longstanding tradition at Ramaz, reading Megillat Esther on Purim night at Lenox Hill/LIJ Hospital for patients, doctors and nurses who are on-call, and visiting families. We never know exactly how many patients will ask for a "private" reading, and freshman Jordan M., sophomore Jeremy B., juniors Avery S. and Zachary B. and alumni Aaron Kohl'13 and Simon Shohet '12 were well prepared. We read for Satmar Chasidim, a Russian immigrant, to two people who were admitted to the Emergency Room, and immediately requested a reading, and to a patient in the ICU for whom Simon had to don a mask and gown which didn't deter him, all in a night's mitzvah work! ...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 12:41:00 PM
This week, the third sixth grade class met with Sweet Readers participants (adults who suffer from Alzheimer's disease) and began working on an installation project that will be part of the Jewish Museum. The students and adults get to know each other as they create flags representing different aspects of their lives.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 12:37:00 PM
The fifth and sixth grade chorus, led by Morah Dassi, went to the UES Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to bring some ruach to the patients. They sang a combination of Hebrew and English songs. The audience was very appreciative and the students were great visitors as they then introduced themselves and had a chance to interact and get to know the patients.
Posted Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 12:27:00 AM
Ramaz Team Shalva runners spent a whirlwind weekend in Israel. Upon arrival we toured the Shalva Center and danced with the Shalva kids. At night, there was a concert from the famous Shalva band and a big pasta carb-loading party before participating in Friday's Jerusalem Marathon and races. The races were great, Shabbat was memorable, but Sunday was a jam-packed day of chesed - Ramaz at its best...
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