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Posted Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM
In their study of Parashat Schlach, Morah Galit Naftali's grade 6 Chumash students learned about the mitzvot of tzitzit and hafrashat challah. They actually learned how to knot and make their own tzitzit and will being baking challah and doing the bracha of hafrashat challah on Friday. Students remarked how fun it was to learn about a mitzvah, and then actually perform it together. Tizku l'mitzvot
Posted Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 10:06:00 AM
Mazal tov to Moreh Benjamin Mizrahi on being nominated for Family Magazine's prestigious Blackboard Award for 2018-19.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 1:30:00 PM
The 7th graders enjoyed a meaningful celebration of their classmates becoming bnei and bnot mitzvah. The students began by davening together as a grade. Rabbi Hagler addressed the students about the importance of reaching this age and Jeremy F. spoke about this week's parasha and how together they could take on the mitzvot and make an important impact. The students then enjoyed a delicious breakfast, sponsored and organized by Parents Council. At the breakfast, the students heard from their peer Sophie H. who spoke about their connection to the Tikva Children's Home in Odessa with whom we have begun a pen pal program. A memorable part of our celebration was when students Skyped with the students in Odessa. In an effort to share the simcha, our students are sponsoring a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party for them too!
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:42:00 PM
Last week Middle School students enjoyed a skill-building, team-building color war that broke out when Rabbi Lookstein announced that this year's would be the best Lag BaOmer ever!! The students enjoyed competitive games on Randalls Island. When they came back to school, they created shields, skits, videos, divrei Torah, dances, and most important, a Ramaz alma mater. For pictures and more...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM
Seventh graders enjoyed their trip to Allamuchy State Park where they enjoyed nature, hiking, and rock climbing. Some students even overcame their fear of heights and insects as they pushed themselves out of their comfort zone. They learned how to support each other as they guided their peers up the wall and even belayed each other. On the bus, the students sang the new Ramaz alma mater and showed great spirit. For pictures...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM
Kol HaKavod to Eitan G. '22 and his team who are participating in the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk this coming Sunday June 2. The Walk supports and empowers people with these diseases and propels critical research for cures. For more information please contact Nechama Leibowitz by emailing her at
Posted Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Fifth graders used Oreos to demonstrate phases of the moon and also began their final unit on engineering design, which involved an egg drop project. The kids had so much fun!
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:29:00 PM
Fourth and fifth graders took part in a wonderful program by the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute called Link Up. They joined close to 2,000 other students from around the tri-state area in a highly participatory concert, in which they sang with and enjoyed listening to The Orchestra of St. Lutes with different soloists, in one of the most famous concert halls in the world...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:34:00 PM
As a culminating project in their 8th grade history class, the students researched an important figure in modern Israeli history. After learning how to use Adobe Illustrator in Computer Literacy, the students designed a Vanity License Plate describing the historical (or current) figure.
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:52:00 PM
Seventh grade girls and boys teams traveled to the Westchester Day School to compete in our first-ever flag football games! It was an enjoyable morning for all the students followed by a nice lunch where Ari G. led the benching prayers. GO RAMS!
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:49:00 PM
The 8th grade attended the last of the Jazz concerts from Lincoln Center Jazz in Education. The general theme of the three concerts was "Let Freedom Swing" and the final concert highlighted the connection between jazz and the Civil Rights Movement...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:37:00 PM
Sixth graders just finished their year-long participation in Sweet Readers with adults who have dementia. Students and their elder friends were filmed for a documentary about the importance of young people engaging with adults living with Alzheimer's...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:02:00 PM
Grade 5 read the classical Hebrew story הביצה שהתחפשה. In the story, the main character, an egg, is not happy with her appearance. Throughout the story, the egg dresses up as different objects in search for a new identity. As a final project, students in Morah Rinat's class dressed up eggs into an object not mentioned in the book. Some students dressed up their egg as a porcupine or a doorknob, and more. Then using the ChatterPix app students recorded their egg speaking in Hebrew about its experience and feelings with its new identity. This was a wonderful way to incorporate educational technology that is regarded a powerful vehicle to motivate students to speak Hebrew. Morah Gila's classes created their own eggs in costume too. They honed their verbal and presentation skills ...
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:06:00 PM
Congratulations to the Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team. They defeated league powerhouse East Side Middle School 8-7 on universe point. With the score tied 7-7 and the game on the line, the team showed tremendous poise as they worked the disc up the field and into the endzone. Go Rams!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 11:42:00 PM
Hocus Focus, Chewing Your Way to an A, That Rings a Bell, and Molecular Gastronomy were some of the titles of the 7th-grade projects the students have been working on for months by following either the scientific method or the engineering design process. Their fascinating, informative, and fun projects were presented at the Science Fair to their classmates, fellow middle schoolers, family, and friends. Kol HaKAvod to all our scientists. For the list of winners, to view pictures of the students and projects...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 2:10:00 PM
The 5th grade enjoyed making their own pages of the Haggadah Shel Pesach this past week using Google Slides. We hope they will feel more vested in the seder experience using their own version of the Hagaddah. What a bunch of chachamim and chachamot - the SMART sons and daughters!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 11:46:00 AM
Following the footsteps of the 5th and 6th grade chorus, the 7th and 8th grade chorus visited the UES Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to brighten the day of the seniors there. They performed songs from The Greatest Showman, tefillah, and Hamilton!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 10:13:00 AM
Citi's first NYC chapter of Women in IT's summer internship will be 9AM-5PM August 12 – August 16 This is open to students rising from 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Interns will get to learn more about different technology roles, hear from guest speakers, and gain hands-on experience in web design and coding! For details and how to apply...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 10:01:00 AM
After studying Ancient Greece and learning about all the "gifts" we have from the Ancient Greeks, the 5th grade participated in their own Olympics. Each team representing a Greek city-state made a flag and pledge in preparation for the Olympics after researching the culture of their city-state. Learning about the culture of Ancient Greece and how the city-states were separate entities while connected with the same language, beliefs, and heritage came to life with our own 5th grade Olympics.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 1:27:00 PM
We proudly announce that of the over 200 projects submitted this year at New York City History Day, 8th grader Elliot D. won the Outstanding Project on Contemporary History Award for his research paper "Mahatma Gandhi: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Bringing Change Through Satyagraha or Nonviolent Noncooperation." For more and to learn how to participate next year...
Posted Monday, Apr 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Many 8th and a few 7th grade students attended a new Gemara-based competition from Talmud Israeli. Like Torah Bowl, the students competed as teams against other area schools, this time at Westchester Day School. Our students prepared several dapim of Masechet Bava Batra as presented by Talmud Israeli, and also studied several decades of Israeli history. Our students enjoyed a beach-side barbecue lunch and received sweatshirts and other SWAG. Yashar kochachem to Shoshana S. and Alex M., who represented Ramaz in the lightning round.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 5:23:00 PM
Three Middle School students have submitted their approximately 2500 word carefully researched and annotated historical papers to be judged against peers throughout the city at New York City History Day, an educational project held at the Museum of the City of New York in affiliation with National History Day.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 4:59:00 PM
This week, Mr. Halsall's seventh grade history class was introduced to TiKVA Children's Home, a Jewish orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine, and a project near and dear to our own Mr. Scott Newman (MS math teacher). Students developed a deeper understanding of the stark contrast between democracy and communism. They also found this to be a practical application of the concept of empathy, which has been a focus in their English classes where they are analyzing the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird..."
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Grade 6 students in Morah Rinat's Hebrew class had a special book report project! Each student wrote a summary and recommendation for the book on the back of his or her t-shirt. The characters, story plot, favorite part, and quote from the story were drawn and illustrated on other parts of the t-shirt. The t-shirts are hanging in the Middle School lobby. Please check them out. To view photos...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM
Seventh graders have worked with the Jewish Museum to learn about and create art. In the beginning of the year they learned about Chagall, the Russian revolution, and how much of the art during that time was inspired by the revolution. The students had the opportunity to go to the Jewish Museum where they saw Chagall's and Lissitzky's original works. With the guidance of the Jewish Museum, they used the artists as inspiration to create a collaborative mural depicting images of acts of kindness, once again, representing and focusing on this year's theme of our mission of Menschlichkeit.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Seventh and eighth grade public speaking students visited Regis High School to meet with Mr. Eric DiMichele, the renowned debate coach whose teams have won 29 out of 34 national debate championships. Regis is ranked as the number one Catholic boys high school in the nation. Mr. DiMichele explained the various types of debate and discussed the passion, commitment and work ethic required to win championships. Most of all, he encouraged Ramaz students to just "do it", get involved with debate and to learn by doing instead of waiting because you think you're not good enough. Ramaz students watched several Regis debaters in action and were impressed with their knowledge about history and current events and their professionalism with oratory and debate. The afternoon gave Ramaz students a chance to see excellence in action. We thanked Mr. DiMichele and his students for their time, talent and encouragement.
Posted Friday, Mar 29, 2019 12:38:00 PM
The 6th grade girls basketball team won a thriller 35-33 in OT against Yavneh. Olivia F. hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer in regulation to force overtime. Leila S. contributed with great shooting. Grace K. and Lindsey F. made key defensive plays in overtime to seal the victory.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:17:00 PM
​The Adar spirit of simcha was felt all month culminating on Shushan Purim with a chaggigah where students and faculty danced and made Purim crafts. Everyoe enjoyed a funny video made by the Middle School teachers depicting the Purim story (Kudos to Morah Rinat for directing and editing!) and of course, a costume contest. To view photos...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 2:18:00 PM
6th grade students were mesmerized by the story of Mary Poppins turned into Mary Poppera, an original opera written and performed by graduate students from the Manhattan School of Music. Students were impressed by the incredible musicianship of the performers, and learned many terms that had to do with this art form. Mary Poppera included a few original songs and songs from other famous operas and musicals and bolstered our students' music class as they learned many terms that had to do with this art form. This program was made possible to our students thanks to a generous donation from the Spiro family in honor of the Vorchheimer grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 12:41:00 PM
This week, the third sixth grade class met with Sweet Readers participants (adults who suffer from Alzheimer's disease) and began working on an installation project that will be part of the Jewish Museum. The students and adults get to know each other as they create flags representing different aspects of their lives.
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