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Posted Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 10:11:00 AM
Students in Ms. Barak's Jewish Modern Israel course went to Temple Emanuel to see a preview of the Israeli film, Incitement. Incitement has won the Offir Prize in Israel. The film focuses on the events leading up to the murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin from the perspective of the murderer, orthodox law student, Yigal Amir...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 3:36:00 PM
In order to acknowledge International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remember those who were murdered, a group of 8th grade students attended a ceremony organized by the Italian consulate and promoted by the Primo Levy center. At the ceremony, which took place on the streets of Manhattan - outside of the Italian consulate - a Survivor sang a psalm of tehilim on the loudspeaker and said Kaddish. This was followed by the reading of all the names of those who were killed in Italy. This was a moving moment for our students and a way to represent Jews in a public setting on an important day.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 3:58:00 PM
Nursery Varod and Nursery Adom students are studying artists! They learned about Jackson Pollack, Vincent Van Gogh, Matisse, Seurat, and Mondrian, to name a few. The children have been working both independently and collaboratively on replicating this type of artwork in their classrooms, with each child adding his or her own special touch! Both classes visited the MET and were able to see the artwork that they have been studying! Students couldn't help but say that it "was so exciting to see the "real" thing."
Posted Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 3:53:00 PM
As part of their 8th grade Jewish history curriculum, students visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage this week, viewing the museum's temporary exhibit: Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away. Led in small groups by gallery educators, the students learned about the centrality of Auschwitz, including its background as the Polish town of Oswiecim, populated by Jews of all religious types...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 3:01:00 PM
Nursery Keshet had a great time at Petco this week! Prior to arriving, the children wrote a long wish list of animals that they hoped to see on their outing. They marked their top six animals - sharks, fish, dogs, birds, snakes, and giraffes - with anticipation! Finally at the store, and with their checklists in hand, the children were thrilled to see so many different types of animals. From mice and birds to lizards and hamsters, and even a chinchilla, the children were squealing with joy...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 9:35:00 PM
On Monday, the 4th grade students went on a fantastic trip to the Museum of Math. This was a great opportunity to discover and explore math in a fun and hands-on way. While many people may think of math as primarily a numerical discipline, the students saw how math extends so far beyond the numbers and equations and discovered the "different forms of math," to quote one student. From a "chair" that spun in every direction but never tipped over to the Square-Wheeled Trike, the Coaster Roller, and the Math Square, the students experienced the many unexpected ways in which math is present in our lives.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 6:30:00 PM
This past Monday, sixth graders welcomed their peers from the Islamic Cultural Center School to Ramaz! This was an eye opening opportunity for our students as they learned about the many similarities between Judaism and Islam. The students broke up into groups and asked each other questions about their religions, while both teaching and learning from each other, and many times finding out that both religions had similar rituals! Towards the end, students enjoyed sharing a snack, and playing cards and board games together. Some thoughts our students had about this experience...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 11:25:00 AM
Ramaz US students attended a high school conference at the United Nations last week on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. The conference focused on "Defending Human Rights and Justice for All: The Legacy of Anne Frank." To watch the the full conference -- which had been live-streamed -- please click...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 4:05:00 PM
As everyone turned back their clocks this week, students began to notice many changes going on outdoors! The weather has been a bit colder, the nights begin a bit earlier, and there are beautiful and exciting colors all around. The fall season provides us with so many wonderful learning opportunities. First graders brought their learning to Central Park -- our extended classroom...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 12:06:00 PM
What could be better than a leisurely walk to Central Park in the middle of a beautiful, October school day? Seventh and Eighth grade public speakers used their powers of observation to jot down anything and everything they noticed as they ventured into the park on 86th Street and 5th Avenue – autumn leaves changing color, parents with their babies in decorative carriages, the sounds of ambulances, sirens, and silences too. Students mentioned how great they felt to be outdoors paying attention to details they had overlooked on previous excursions. Their impressions created a canvas of "seeing differently." Students wrote up their notes and presented their findings later in the week. Everyone agreed, "Let's go again!"
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