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Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 10:13:00 PM
On Tuesday morning, US students and faculty had a deeply emotional experience as they heard from four people who bore witness to the atrocities of 9/11. The power of storytelling was felt as the guest speakers shared what they heard, saw, and felt in those dark moments and in the days that followed. This was especially powerful as our student body is now the first generation of high school students who were not yet born on that tragic day and are now charged with hearing these stories...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 10:11:00 PM
This week, Middle School students had the privilege of hearing from a number of exceptionally heroic speakers who recalled the terror of September 11th. Before hearing their firsthand accounts, students watched a moving video recapping the awful events of that day. At the conclusion of the video, students heard from retired Captain Michael Donovan, who provided more context for what they had just watched as he explained how he had been trapped under ground during the attack...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM
Kol HaKavod to Eitan G. '22 and his team who are participating in the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk this coming Sunday June 2. The Walk supports and empowers people with these diseases and propels critical research for cures. For more information please contact Nechama Leibowitz by emailing her at nech77a@hotmail.com.
Posted Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 12:38:00 AM
Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations invited us to attend the opening exhibition, Israel's Humanitarian Aid Around the World. Although it was a late evening event, freshman Shira S., sophomores Charles S., and Adam V., juniors Gail H., and Ella R. and senior Ilan S. signed on without ever expecting to have such an eye-opening, informative and impactful experience. All too often, we view Israel only through the lens of military operations as the imperative need for the IDF to keep Israel secure and safe is on-going and essential. Most of us do not know about the humanitarian efforts that the IDF extends to countries around the world when disaster strikes. We listened in awe as we heard about the 2010 delegation to Haiti following the mega earthquake where Israel treated over 1100 patients, the 2013 delegation sent to the Philippines to set up a field hospital following the typhoon strike, and in 2016 as part of "Operation Good Neighbor,"...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 12:30:00 PM
Ramaz delegation to AIPAC this year was 21 delegates. 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 Iran's nuclear capabilities, to the growing BDS movement on college campuses, to Congress' role in determining American foreign policy and distributing military and economic aid to Israel. Students also were exposed to many important Israeli start-up businesses and initiatives and had the opportunity to hear inspiring and empowering messages from people including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli leader of the Blue and White Party Benny Gantz, Senators Chuck Schumer, Tammy Duckworth, and James Risch, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and had the chance to meet Ambassador David Friedman! For more on this important activism experience...
Posted Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 12:05:00 AM
Lucy D., David G., Gabriel P. and Adam V., representing us all, went to the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN to deliver a beautifully designed condolence card, thank you Meira W. and Aaron S. We were received warmly in the lobby of the mission, as only dignitaries, and there were many arriving, were given the security clearance needed to go to the offices. Lucy gave a small size lily plant to the Mission's representative, and the boys gave her our card and offered our condolences...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 1:54:00 PM
Middle School students led by Rabbi Steinmetz, Rabbi Weinstock, Morah Sandy, and MRs. Kopel, delivered mishloach manot and offered condolences to students at the Islamic Cultural Center School after the massacre in New Zealand. Rabbi Steinmetz discussed the purpose of the visit and Eva G. (grade 7) shared her thoughts on the trip to the mosque. To read more...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 11:02:00 AM
Sophomores Arielle B., Hannah D., Jacob D., David G., William K., Eitan L., Daniella N., Jonathan S., and Jacob S., took on the challenge to take part in an historical happening. They boarded our coach bus for Albany promptly at 6:30am, and didn't return to NYC until 8pm! They chose to join with 650 Yeshiva Day School students in the Teach NYS Mission to Albany to advocate for increased funding for nonpublic schools in the upcoming 2019 New York State budget, specifically targeting STEM programming, and security funding....
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 10:00:00 PM
Seventh and eighth graders welcomed Maya Shaposnik Cadena, the Director of AIPAC's Sephardic Division, and were inspired by her experience in the Israeli army and what ultimately led her to join AIPAC as a club member and join as a staffer. When she served in Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, the army started to ration Iron Dome batteries. Within 36 hours AIPAC was able to lobby Congress and get over $200 million for emergency missile defense funding...If you have not yet signed up to attend the AIPAC Conference in Washington, DC, next week and would like to, please call Pauline at 646-939-5170...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 5:36:00 PM
Youth Climate Summit at Columbia University puts the Ramaz Environmental Club on the Map as they gathered with like-minded students from all over the city who are committed to saving our planet for future generations...
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