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Posted Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 9:58:00 PM
The Ramaz Upper School delegation to the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C was very successful. Along with 18,000 other pro-Israel American civilians and lawmakers, students had the opportunity to hear from many powerful speakers on topics ranging from the 2020 presidential election, to the growing BDS movement on college campuses, to the dangerous threat of rising anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in American society, to Congress' role in determining American foreign policy and distributing military and economic aid to Israel...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 10:11:00 AM
Students in Ms. Barak's Jewish Modern Israel course went to Temple Emanuel to see a preview of the Israeli film, Incitement. Incitement has won the Offir Prize in Israel. The film focuses on the events leading up to the murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin from the perspective of the murderer, orthodox law student, Yigal Amir...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 10:09:00 AM
This past week, students from Ms. Barak's 12th grade Honors Hebrew class heard from guest speaker Ms. Maya Benton about Israeli video art and photography. Ms. Benton is married to Ramaz alumus Dan Reich '95 and works as a museum curator, art historian, and critic based in New York City. In her presentation, she shared the work of both Israeli and Palestinian artists, all of whom she has personally worked with. When showing the students the artists' work, she was not only able to offer information about each piece, but also personal anecdotes and insights into the artists' processes and practices...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 11:50:00 AM
The MS was honored to welcome a delegation of wounded Israeli soldiers from the Belev Echad organization. The soldiers began their visit by having lunch with and getting to know our 5th graders. The students asked thought-provoking questions and made meaningful connections with the soldiers. Next, the delegation was cheered on as they were welcomed into a kumzits. The whole school sang and danced with them and showed their appreciation for what these amazing soldiers do for the Jewish community all over the world...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 6:12:00 PM
Six years ago, the Israeli Knesset established an official Veterans Day, November 29/18th of Kislev, honoring wounded soldiers and victims of terror. In recognition of יום ההוקרה, the Upper School welcomed a delegation of six IDF combat veterans wounded during various military operations. The soldiers visited with students in Talmud, Tanakh, JLT, and Hebrew language classes where they shared their stories in an informal setting. These mifgashim were empowering experiences for all...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 11:07:00 PM
Sixth graders had a special opportunity to learn from an inspirational role model. Israeli soldier Eitan Harmoni came and spoke to students about the injury he received during the Second Lebanon War where, unfortunately, his leg needed to be amputated. Harmoni decided on a goal at that point -- that he would not only walk again, but run a marathon...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 4:20:00 PM
​Our students were living up to their democratic values on Election Day! Upper School students enjoyed lobbying at Capitol Hill while attending AIPAC's Schusterman High School Summit. Students even had a surprise visit from representative Carolyn B. Maloney.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 4:14:00 PM
As a culmination to the study of Zionism in Jewish History class, the 8th grade held a mock World Zionist Congress. In small groups of five or six, students researched primary-source writings from such illustrious thinkers as Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, Ahad Ha'am, Theodor Herzl, and A.D. Gordon. After preparing cogent arguments, they debated which Zionism proved to be the most authentic, respectfully asking their fellow "delegates" how they would solve various problems with the future State of Israel. In addition to formulating arguments, the students honed their research and public speaking skills.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 10:16:00 PM
I'm glad that I had the chance to be the "Ushpizin" in your school for Sukkot. Just from walking around the school and meeting the staff and the students who were really nice, I have learned the power and the strength of your precious community. Thank you for your kind and welcoming hospitality. A special thanks to Rabbi Haskel Lookstein for honoring me with his presence. - Commander Gal Schwartz...
Posted Monday, Sep 23, 2019 9:35:01 AM
Yesterday, Ramaz partnered with Taglit-Birthright in the first ever "Reverse-Birthright" program that brought a diverse group of eight IDF officers to Ramaz for the morning. Students learned about their experiences in the IDF while soldiers learned about Judaism in America.​..
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