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Posted Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 9:43:00 AM
Lower School students are celebrating Women's History Month and the phenomenal accomplishments of many women. They kicked off March learning about Roboticist, Dr, Ayanna Howard; All Star, Olympic gold medalist and WNBA league MVP, Lisa Leslie; Alice Miller who fought (and won) in Israel's Supreme Court for the right to be a part of the male-only pilot course in in Israel's Air Force; Danica Patrick, professional car racer; Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel; Dr. Peggy Whitson, astronaut and commander on the International Space Station...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 9:54:00 PM
"Dates" don't always work to accommodate the Upper School's challenging, final exam schedule, and so the school took advantage of the last school day before exams to treat the freshmen students to a taste of the trees of Eden, to mark the "New Year of the Trees," Tu B' Shevat. The students were given a special opportunity to work and learn together with extraordinary environmental educators: Mr. Elan Margulies from Hazon, as well as Mr. Yoni Stadlin and Ms. Chelsea Taxman from Eden Village Camp. Hazon is an organization that works to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond....
Posted Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 3:23:00 PM
Students, faculty, and staff in the Middle School enthusiastically separated food-scraps, plates, utensils, napkins and cups - and placed them into their proper bins on Tuesday. Out of 127 pounds of waste produced in the Middle School kitchen and lunchroom that day, ONLY 18 pounds, just 14% ended up in landfill! That was only 1/2 of one garbage bag!! The rest was transported in several bags to a NYC compost drop off location or for recycling. In one day, students reduced the Middle School's contribution to landfill by 86%...
Posted Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 1:39:00 PM
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the corner, fifth and sixth graders watched a live performance about the different African American experiences of fighting for rights to equality and liberty. The story follows Peter Freeman, a free black man in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1770s. When the colonial conflict with the British government reaches Freeman's town of Concord, he and his family find themselves at the heart of the battle...
Posted Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 11:28:00 AM
NYS Assemblyman Dan Court and members from Teach NYS visited the Upper School to see the STEM program. They visited two junior TEC classes, a ninth grade biology class, and a tenth grade math class. They met with members of the administration and members of the RamTEC faculty to discuss the new TEC department in the school. Lastly, they visited a science lab where they saw presentations given by the three captains of the engineering club: Daniella F. '20, Josephine S. '20, and David A. '19. They were accompanied by former charter trustee and co-chair of Teach NYS, Neil Cohen, and current Ramaz treasurer Jimmy Haber.
Posted Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 11:41:00 AM
Recently, the Ramaz US hosted Yossi Klein Halevi in dialogue with Imam Abdullah Antepli from Duke University, as part of the Shalom Hartman Institute MLI, Muslim Leadership Initiative. The speakers, who were in dialogue with our own Rabbi Elie Weinstock, a participant in Hartman's Rabbinic Leadership Initiative, spoke to students about the importance of building interfaith relationships...
Posted Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 11:38:47 AM
Thirteen students, Ms. Benel, and Rabbi Albo spent part of their Presidents' week vacation answering the call of Hineni. They departed from JFK Airport for San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a Chesed-Service Mission to help clean up and meet people affected by last September's Hurricane Maria. They worked with a group of teenagers from the group PR4PR ...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 8:46:00 PM
Nine senior students who elected to register for a new course, Service Learning, are meeting and speaking with people who have made unparalleled contributions to communities that few of us have on our radar. Students were introduced to Malawi in Africa to learn about dedicated and principled individuals who are determined, against all odds, to design and successfully implement "inventions" that while using the most up-to-date entrepreneurial principles, address devastating conditions: hunger, widespread health threats, climate change causing droughts, erratic growing seasons causing volatile economies, and poor education,
Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 10:14:00 PM
Upper School students graciously hosted and performed for 35 American Veterans of War from Samaratin Village at a very special pre-Thanksgiving dinner. An impressed vet was extremely grateful for the memorable hospitality and talented menschen. Please read his thank you note...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 10:14:00 PM
To mark Kristallnacht, the Upper School held special programming for each grade. Freshmen heard from Rabbi Lookstein, sophomores heard from Ms. Katherine Meade, Director of Education at The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, and juniors and seniors heard from Kristallnacht witness and Holocaust survivor, Mrs. Ruth Zimbler....
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