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Posted Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 8:18:00 PM
While winter winds were blowing in New York, Ramaz students had a "taste" of Tu B'shvat -- the start of spring in Israel -- thanks to the creative talents of Environment Club members, Samantha S., Avigail D., Basia F-D., Rebecca M., Arielle L., and Jacqueline L. Throughout Thursday's lunch periods, smoothies with strawberries, blueberries, bananas were blended, and students also dipped their Lady Apples in melted chocolate, topping them with walnuts, dates, and almonds...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 11:23:00 AM
Imagine a world where everything that Hashem creates can be used to further sustain and create? Imagine taking what we would consider "garbage" and repurpose it to live on as a planter and dye? Well, that is exactly what the Lower School did together with GrowTorah, an organization dedicated to teaching students about the beauty of Hashem's world -- especially in connection to our texts and traditions...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 11:03:00 PM
At 6:45am, well before sunrise, Ms. Benel waited for our Upper School student volunteers, as homeless individuals were already lining up, with their worldly goods in totes, and shaky carts. At 7am sharp, as promised, our students began arriving at the NY Common Pantry, located, oddly enough, right off of Fifth Avenue and 109th Street, and that location was counterculture. The students were taken aback at the economic and cultural schism they were witnessing....
Posted Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 5:47:00 PM
This past Shabbat, we began Sefer Shemot. We find the Jewish people being treated unfairly and unjustly as slaves to the Egyptians. We are introduced to Shifra, Puah, Miriam, Aharon, and Moshe - all disrupters who choose to stand up for what is right in the face of so much wrong. In oneg last week, our students did a video presentation about the connection of MLK Jr. and his message of equality for all, and Parashat Shemot's themes. We are so proud of our Ramaz LS students for taking on challenging and meaningful projects that address important Jewish and secular moments.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 5:34:00 PM
Junior Navi classes experienced a special program led by Mr. Seth Davis, Executive Director of IsraAID, an Israel-based international non-governmental organization. IsraAID's mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crisis, and they partner with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist in recovery, and reduce the risk of future disasters. The teachers wanted their students to understand Sefer Yonah, not only as an ancient Judaic text, but one whose message is relevant today, and give them the opportunity to "actualize" the prophet's message. For more and for photos of IsraAID work...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 11:02:00 PM
The US students paid tribute to our American veterans on Veterans Day. At each minyan, immediately following tefillah, a guest speaker briefly addressed each grade. Seniors and Juniors heard from Dr. Ben Freilich '81 (Aliza's, Rachel's and Alex's uncle) Dr. Benjamin Freilich served in the United States Navy as a Commander in the Medical Corps. After joining the Navy, he attended the United States Navy Flight Sergeant School where he learned how to become a flight sergeant for the VFC12 and the squadron called the Fighting Omars, and F18 training squadron...
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, Nov 6, 2019 3:34:00 PM
This week, MS students participated in student government elections at Ramaz! Students lined up at the voting booths and excitedly voted for their grade representatives - their enthusiasm was felt throughout the building! Kol HaKavod to all of our candidates for putting in their best efforts and making this a fun race! Congratulations to the winners of this year's student government: 6th grade representatives: Neely M., Romi K., and Simon W.; 7th grade representatives: Avi F., Bobby S., and Karen T.; 8th grade officers: Jordana S., Lily C., and Liam G.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 9:29:00 PM
WEAR IT PINK is an annual event that takes place every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month which helps raise money for breast cancer care and research. In preparation for Pink Day sophomores Julia F. and Rachel F. decorated the lobby with sparkling pink items, and posted flyers encouraging students and faculty to wear pink as their way of showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink donuts, pins, necklaces, tension balls, bracelets and Friday's home-baked challot were sold to raise money for Sharsheret and for JScreen...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 11:42:00 AM
The Ramaz Environmental Club teamed up with The Daffodil Project, an organization that annually plants daffodil bulbs in memory of the tragedy of 9/11. Following 9/11, a Dutch friend of a board member of New Yorkers for Parks wanted to contribute something to New York in commemoration. His initial contribution was one million daffodil bulbs to be dispersed throughout New York City. Ever since then, The Daffodil Project formed and continues planting yellow daffodils (the color of remembrance) honoring the losses of 9/11...
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