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Posted Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM
Our Middle School students joined together to decry tragic attacks in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado, observing a moment of silence for the victims in both cities. True to the Ramaz mission in place for 80+ years, we continue to teach our students not to stand idly by when injustice occurs.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 7:41:00 PM
Ramaz hosted its first (virtual) "Greater Good Summit" this week featuring leading environmental and cultural change-makers who shared how they turned their dedication to helping others into global action. The virtual summit caps off our Middle School students' interdisciplinary exploration of peace and justice through social, political, environmental, and Jewish lenses - for our community, our country, and the world. The entire program aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some 200 Middle School students attended this virtual conference, with students introducing each speaker and connecting their work to the UN goals, and learning how these individuals are raising awareness and creating a call to action surrounding some of the most pressing issues of poverty, climate change, and others facing our society....
Posted Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021 6:15:00 PM
In 8th grade history, students studied the Eichmann Trial in Israel, viewing video footage and testimony about how Adolph Eichmann, one of the major organizers of the Holocaust "Final Solution" was "only following orders." Gianna G. shared with classmates over Zoom, an autographed photo from her grandfather, who was a close friend of Yitzhak Raveh, a German-born Israeli judge who was one of the three-member panel of judges presiding over the trial. Judge Raveh gave Gianna's grandfather an autographed copy of an image from the trial.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 8:57:00 PM
Ramaz continues to be committed to participating in the ongoing national conversation about racial relationships in the United States. We also see a specifically religious responsibility to educate ourselves and better ourselves in this regard. February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. While this conversation is not limited to February, it is appropriate to take some time during this month to reflect on the experiences of black people in the United States, and on our contribution to this conversation. Yesterday, the 10th and 12th grades had the privilege of meeting guest speaker, Aharon Frazer. Aharon grew up in an Orthodox community in New Jersey in a multiracial family....
Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 10:42:00 PM
The Environmental Club of Ramaz is proud to display the green Ram on the new sustainable water bottle that was distributed to Upper School students. Not only does this water bottle prevent the overuse of disposable plastic water bottles which pollute the environment, but it allows every student to show off their school spirit. This might be a blow for the water-bottle vending machines at Ramaz, but it is clearly a win for the students and the environment! -Samantha S. '21
Posted Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 5:14:00 PM
In sixth-grade science, students are currently learning about different types of pollution and researching disastrous environmental outcomes in history. Each created a poster using Google slides to help explain and present the underlying causes of these events.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 6:41:00 PM
Thank you to Ms. Cynthia Webb, Director of Ramaz Upper School Learning Center, for sharing her inspirational and thoughtful perspective on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with our students! Across all Ramaz divisions, students spent time contemplating MLK's important work this past week, including dedicating themselves to acts of service, chesed, and activism. To watch the Upper School Assembly, please click...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 6:36:00 PM
Seventh grader Jack L. interviewed our beloved security guard Mr. Thomas about his difficult personal experiences living in the south during segregation and how those experiences shaped his belief that everyone must be treated with equal respect. Watch his moving interview by clicking...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 6:30:00 PM
Throughout the Middle School, students watched the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, witnessing the peaceful transition of power and the grandeur of the moment on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 8:45:00 PM
Eighth grade Hebrew classes had the privilege of hearing Rabbi Lookstein share his unique personal story and influence on the Aliyah of Soviet Jewry from the former Soviet Union, and of his meeting with 'refusnik' Natan Sharansky who has become a close friend. Rabbi and Mrs. Lookstein went to the Soviet Union four times-in 1972, 1975, 1987, and 1989 and they met Sharanksy in Moscow in 1975 on Sukkot. It was Friday night at the beginning of Shemini Atzeret...
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