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Posted Friday, May 1, 2020 11:29:00 AM
​Although we are confined to our homes during these trying days, there is something meaningful about marking Yom HaShoah together as a community even from afar. We did not gather in large crowds waiting to hear from the few survivors we have left. Instead, we all sat at home gripping our phones and tablets as we heard their voices and saw their eyes look directly at us. They recounted the atrocities they faced, as well as stories of immense bravery and faith. No matter the obstacles, the Ramaz community and all of Am Yisrael is here to bear witness and to never forget.
Posted Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 11:25:00 AM
During this time, when medical workers are trying their hardest, there are many opportunities to show our gratitude and appreciation. Before Pesach, Joseph K. (grade 6) saw a post on Instagram about pizza deliveries to medical staff in hospitals - he thought it was a great idea, and wondered if kosher pizza was being delivered to observant medical workers. After speaking to a doctor at Mount Sinai, Joseph learned that kosher pizza wasn't being delivered, so he immediately took to raising money from family and friends, and arranged for kosher pizza to be sent to residents and other medical staff at Mount Sinai...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 8:17:00 PM
Kol HaKavod to Eli M. (Grade 5) for encouraging his peers to contact the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more of his thoughts in the WSJ!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 5:00:00 PM
*If you could pass along along the message below to all the amazing students that helped make the shields* Dear Ramaz Middle School Students, Thank you so much for making face shields for me and my co-workers at the hospital! It is just incredible that you all learned how to construct the shields from regular materials! My co-workers and I are so impressed by your hard work and eagerness to help! As you probably know, the shields are a very important part of our PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) uniform because they make sure that liquid drops from our patients with Covid19 don't get on us.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 9:44:00 PM
Mazal tov to Liam G. and Jeremy P. on completing Masechet Brachot! Students celebrated with a siyum during Gemara class. They have just begun Masechet Shabbat.Yashar Koach!
Posted Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM
Middle School students enjoyed celebrating Purim with a variety of special activities! Last week, students were excited to dress up according to the theme of each day - including "dress-up like your teacher day," tie-dye day, and super hero day! The Middle School children certainly brought their creativity to the table! These joyous dress up days culminated in an exciting Friday - costume day! Not only did our students look incredibly festive, they also spent the day doing acts of chesed and being great role models...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 1:31:00 PM
Have you ever wondered how objects tell the story of our lives? Fifth grade public speakers explored this fascinating question with a visit from Mrs. Megan Englander, Joseph's mom. Mrs. Englander brought in an 100-year-old basket that her great grandmother slept in as an infant. The basket is a treasured object from Mrs. Englander's Native American family....
Posted Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 10:06:00 PM
Sixth grade students were treated to a special voice presentation as part of a unit learning about Opera and the human voice. This is one of three presentations by graduate students from the Manhattan School of Music, which were made possible in Ramaz thanks to the generous support of the Spiro/Vorcheimer family. Ms. Samantha Hahn, the singer who performed, just finished the run for the Off-Broadway Fiddler on the Roof this past year, and many of our students and faculty recognized her....
Posted Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 3:58:00 PM
For the past four years the Link Up program at Carnegie Hall has featured the acclaimed Israeli recorder virtuoso, Ms. Tali Rubinstein. These highly participatory concerts take place in May, and our Ramaz 4th and 5th grade students prepare for these concerts each year - by learning a repertoire for the recorder and the voice. Thanks to the Martin & Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz, we were able to bring Rubinstein to the Ramaz Middle School for an inspiring performance for our students, entitled "The Recorder and Me."...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 3:30:00 PM
To view photos... Middle School Sephardi Minyan hosted the parents for a communal Tefilat Shacharit followed by an award ceremony. Students led a beautiful tefilah where parents partook in various roles as well. At the end of the prayer, Mr. Mizrahi acknowledged certain leaders of the Sephardi Minyan who have been leading the service by example: Stanley C. (6), Vivian H. (7), and Elijah G. (8). The three have been a source of inspiration for how one should use an opportunity (the Sephardi Minyan) to grow spiritually in Torah, tefilah and good deeds...
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