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Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 12:42:00 PM
All of the ECC classes visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Lauren from Mummies and Masterpieces. There they saw the Egyptian Art exhibit. It was fascinating to see what we have been learning about first-hand. We learned more about the way people lived in Mitzrayim. We saw a huge statue of a Pharaoh as well as many smaller ones. We also saw a statue of a Jewish slave. There were drawings on papyrus paper depicting daily life in Egypt and the Temple of Dendur, which had hieroglyphics on the walls. Lauren showed us pictures of the excavation of the Temple from the Nile River. We enjoyed looking at the way the Egyptians lived, and learned a lot about their life in ancient Egypt. Our learning came to life and invoked many thoughtful questions. It was exciting, informative and elevated our classroom learning.
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 5:06:00 PM
Shushan Purim was a real "vnahafoch hu" as students traded their sweaters and ties for costumes and masks. The Purim energy was felt throughout the building with faculty, students, and even staff arriving in costume. The administration came prepared in their full Star Trek Regalia! Inflatables and games were all over the gym and auditorium. In addition, there was a photo booth for everyone to capture their crazy costumes. The day ended with a G.O. assembly with a special R.A.M edition of Jeopardy, a Purim Shpiel, and the annual costume contest. To view 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 3:17:00 PM
​The Adar spirit of simcha was felt all month culminating on Shushan Purim with a chaggigah where students and faculty danced and made Purim crafts. Everyoe enjoyed a funny video made by the Middle School teachers depicting the Purim story (Kudos to Morah Rinat for directing and editing!) and of course, a costume contest. To view photos...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:05:00 PM
As always Purim is one of the Lower School students' favorite time of year. The classes are filled with learning about the holiday, the children are colorful and creative in their costumes, and the overall vibe is joyful. In addition to fun Purim activities and Mishloach Manot swapping in class, students enjoyed...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 12:28:00 PM
The Purim festivities culminated with great fanfare! Costume day on Friday was an amazing day for the whole ECC. The gym and the Multi-Purpose room were decorated and ready for a great Purim carnival. Every class participated in the preparation as everyone made signs and decorations for the gym. The children were decked out in costumes and were extremely excited to participate in the carnival. The booths ranged from an obstacle course to mask decorating. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who came to help!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Mazal tov to Middle School 6th grader Avi F-K and to Judah W. '20, Jacob D. '21, and Gail H. '20 on qualifying as Chidon HaTanakh National Finalists! Avi learned several sefarim of Tanakh, comprising most of Shmot, all of Shoftim, Esther, and Yona. Upper School students studied these sefarim and also selections from Trei Asasr (the 12 minor prophets).They will compete in the national contest on May 5 at Yeshiva University against other students from across the country. Kol hakavod!
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 10:51:00 PM
Hakarat Hatov to the Spodek family who donated a traveling sefer Torah for Upper School students to use outside of school. Junior retreat kicked off with a memorable Hachnasat Sefer Torah that starting with writing the last few letters of the Torah and ended with dancing it to the bus headed to the retreat. Junior Retreat 2019 was one for the record books. It started at the Funplex and enjoying the amenities at the beautiful Bushkill Inn and Conference Center. After dinner faculty introduced the theme "The Big Picture," on how to think beyond ourselves by sharing some of their personal experiences. Shabbat was brought in, celebrated, and ushered out with tremendous ruach, singing and dancing. To view a video and photo album...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 2:57:00 PM
Nursery and kindergarten classes had a visit from an educator from the "Mummies and Masterpieces" program. In honor of Purim, the focus of the visit was on masks, armour, and costumes in art. The children looked at slides of European suits of armour, African headdresses, and Chinese ceremonial robes. As a follow-up activity, all the children in nursery made their own mask and in kindergarten they decorated a mishloach manot bag inspired by Marc Chagall.
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