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Posted Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 9:41:00 PM
Kol HaKavod to our US Chemistry and Art labs for donating personal protective equipment such as gloves and goggles to the NYC medical community!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 4:06:00 PM
Mazal Tov to Morah Dassi Rosenkrantz for being honored by The Academy for Teachers. She was chosen to participate in The Academy's master class "America Sings" at Carnegie Hall, led by Nick Demeris, conductor and composer. Teachers selected for the Academy for Teachers master classes show passion for their subjects, creativity in their classrooms, and devotion to their students. "These teachers are exceptional," said Sam Swope, president of The Academy for Teachers. "Being selected is a well-deserved honor for both teacher and school." Morah Dassi's students will benefit from this recognition and professional development opportunity as well as the Academy offers these classes to bring outstanding teachers together with leading experts, intellectuals, and artists for a day of high-level instruction and inspiration, enabling teachers to return to their classrooms even more energized.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 4:47:00 PM
Over the past few years, students in the Ramaz Band have had the opportunity not just to dream of becoming stars, but to play with one too. Oded Lev-Ari, the band's faculty advisor, was nominated for the most prestigious award in music—a Grammy. Oded joined the Ramaz music department 15 years ago and has led dozens of successful Ramaz Band performances at school-wide events such as the Annual Dinner and Celebration of the Arts. In his free time, Oded has been up to more than just playing background piano for Ramaz school musicals.... Read the full Rampage article...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 10:11:00 PM
The auditorium was buzzing with excitement and creativity as 1st and 2nd grade parents joined teachers and administrators for a special inside look into their children's classrooms. Parents enjoyed experiencing a Math, Reading, Ivrit/Kriyah and Chumash class as if they were students of Ramaz. Everyone had a chance to write letters in sand, roll a die to choose kriyah questions, and experience the playfulness of our Judaic Studies teachers as they learned about Chanukah...
Posted Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM
In preparation for Veterans Day, Upper School history teacher and military veteran Mr. David Deutsch addressed grades six through eight, speaking about both his service and about the the responsibilities of citizenship.
Posted Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 10:52:58 AM
On October 27, 2018, a person full of hatred attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which three different congregations met, killing 11 people. Looking back to one year ago, how do we process this event? What do we do? We can find insight in Parashat Bereishit...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 9:39:00 PM
Yesterday, the Ramaz Lower School welcomed visiting principals from China! They enjoyed observing our classes, teaching methods, and hearing about our school community from Rabbi Steinmetz and Ruth Gafni. The visit was an opportunity for education professionals from China to share their challenges, accomplishments, and best practices of K-12 education. With the massive needs in globalization and international education exchanges, this visit was meant to establish sister school relationship and long-term cooperation among our schools as well as promote mutual understandings and benefits in increasing students' global awareness and cross-cultural competency in education.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 1:16:00 PM
We're excited to share this fascinating article by Rabbi Yigal Sklarin, Inter-Disciplinary Studies Coordinator in the Upper School, on the new Jewish works acquired in recent years by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and how they paint a fuller picture of medieval Jewish life and the ways Jewish art developed in a larger historical and artistic context. Throughout the years Rabbi Sklarin has taken students and community members to view many of these items on exhibit! To view the article,please click...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 2:21:00 PM
According to Rabbi Dr. Frazer, "it was incredible to spend several days with a group of brilliant Tanach experts." The organizers from Israel's Education Ministry emphasized how Israeli and Diaspora Jews share a common bond through their shared love of Tanach. The contest's television broadcast included a segment about Chidon champions who promote Tanach in the Diaspora, and aired a brief clip of Rabbi Frazer teaching at Ramaz...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 3:09:00 PM
This past Monday, the Middle School students had the opportunity to hear one of our very own Ramaz faculty members speak about her experience in the U.S. Army. Ms. Lisa Laventure spoke about her patriotism as a main reason for joining the army. We learned about the difficulties of boot camp and how for one year Lisa attended The Defense Language Institute where she learned Czech. She also spoke about the difficulties of being a family member to someone who is in the army. Thank you, Ms. Laventure, for your service.
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