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Posted Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 1:18:00 PM
Approximately twenty 6th grade students started off with Mishna Yomit yesterday. Mishna Yomit is similar to Daf Yomi in that it involves daily learning over a long period of time, but instead of studying a daf of the gemara, participants learn two mishnayot each day. The full cycle takes nearly six years, so any student who completes the cycle will finish all of the Shisa Sidrei Mishna early in their senior year of high school...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 1:14:00 PM
Congrats to the 8th grade girls and boys basketball teams on their wins at MDS this past week! Special shout outs to the starting five for taking care of business early and to Dahlia H. and Ellie B. for their solid 2H play. Jesse S. and Alon P. led the way for the boys...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 11:29:00 AM
It has been such a blast teaching and getting to see the former 4th graders (now 5th graders!) in their Yediot Claliot class. Each week, we incorporate general Jewish knowledge into fun interactive games for the students. Students have played versions of Family Feud, 4 Corners, and Heads Up -- just to name a few...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 4:07:00 PM
The seventh grade girls basketball team won its first game of the season in overtime 26-25 over Heschel! Maya J. nailed a three pointer with three seconds left in the game to tie it up to 24, and Micole F. hit the shot in overtime. Special shoutouts to Olivia F., Mona D., and Serena O. for their aggressive defensive and offensive play, as well as to Lily R. for her three pointer! The team as a whole played with so much heart and everyone cheered throughout! Go Rams!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM
This is the tenth year that the Manhattan School of Music has been bringing their graduate and undergraduate musicians to perform for Ramaz students. The Middle School has already experienced a series of three concerts, representing the string, woodwind, and brass families...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 3:53:00 PM
The ten National Geographic GeoBee finalists battled with passion and purpose for this year's championship. The questions about state, national, regional, and continental geography, culture, and science could have stumped many adults, and yet three students emerged as winners. These included Benjamin B. (grade 6) in 3rd place and Jeremy P. (grade 8) in 2nd place. We are proud to share that this year's 1st place winner is sixth grader Jack F. Between now and February 4, Jack will take a computer-based qualifying exam. If he passes, he will compete for the New York State championship!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 3:49:00 PM
The MS held a concert on "The Many Faces of Jewish Music: The Classical Music of the Jews of Aleppo Syria," which inspired and moved our students, so much so, that students rose from their seats and danced in the aisles spontaneously...
Posted Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 4:49:00 PM
Rabbi Laniado led families on the latest of the Ramaz/KJ Father-Son Bar Mitzvah Program's chesed initiative for the Met Council's Weinberg Residence. The boys and their fathers packed 163 baking kits meant to "sweeten" the holiday season by providing families in need with all of the ingredients they would need to bake their own desserts! Tizku l'mitzvot...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 9:49:00 PM
Congrats to our MS girls basketball team on their exciting upset victory over defending league champions (and undefeated for years) Noam 51-43 in OT. After Noam stormed back to tie the game our girls were spectacular in OT. Special shout outs to Molly H., Rae K., Grace C., Claire L., Leila S., and Elizabeth F. for their scoring and to Grace K. and Hallie K. for their aggressive defense! And in a beautiful and inspiring gesture...
Posted Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 3:02:00 PM
How can you keep your heart healthy? Dr. Judith Goldfinger, a Ramaz parent, spoke to her son's 5th grade public speaking class about her work as a cardiologist. Dr. Goldfinger advised students to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercise for about an hour each day, get enough sleep, and never smoke! Dr. Goldfinger was inspired by her own pediatrician to become a doctor. She passed around models of a heart to explore and examine. She also passed around a model of five pounds of fat to show students what five pounds of fat actually looks like! The class was riveted and asked many questions. Maybe a few will follow in the doctor's footsteps!
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