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Posted Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 2:51:49 PM
In anticipation of Yom Kippur, Middle School students and the Upper School senior class participated in a special musical presentation exploring Kol Nidrei. Students explored Sephardic and Ashkenazi versions and discovered Kol Nidrei's cultural significance, inspiring popular and classical music versions, and film. Cellist Mariel Roberts and Pianist Philip Fisher performed excerpts from the concert piece for cello solo. KJ's Cantor Chaim Berson talked about his interpretation and preparation for the holiday. The performers also compared and exchanged musical interpretations in a fascinating exploration of how music travels from Synagogue to Concert Hall. The presentation was sponsored by the Martin & Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 10:40:00 PM
What's in a Rosh Hashanah package to our American servicemen and women deployed overseas? Nothing overly impressive -- but Tikkun Olam is just that, Small Acts of Kindness. Honey Squeeze Bears, Thelma chicken soup cubes, pomegranate bars, dates, apple chips, Gold Bond Powder, Chap Stick, Purell, toothpaste, mouthwash, sweat absorbent socks, sun screen, Yom Tov reading material, students' handwritten notes of appreciation, and Stars for Our Troops. Where do they go? We never know. APO and FPO addresses often prove to be to American bases as far away as Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, South Korea or Djibouti, to name a few...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 10:26:00 PM
Senior Studio Art had the opportunity to participate in Breathe with Me, a public collaborative art piece, with the artist Jeppe Hein. Breathe with Me is a large-scale public participatory artwork for the entire world that invites audiences to paint their own individual "breath." Every breath will take the form of painted blue parallel lines on the artworks' canvas walls: each line for an exhale...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 9:53:00 PM
Upper School students were treated to an exciting day out in our "backyard classroom," Central Park. Students were given the choice to participate in a number of outdoor activities, including sketching and painting, taking the Central Park Bike Tour, boating, soccer, football, or visiting the Central Park Zoo...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 9:42:00 PM
"As the Shofar blows its message, I too will continue to tell my grandmother's story..." - Clemi R. '22 ..It's impossible to imagine that anything more could have been added to further enhance one of the greatest moments our ninth graders could experience, and yet the kolot, the voices of several guests succeeded in doing just that. On Friday morning, freshmen students, after saying slichot, walked to the Chapel in Kehilath Jeshurun, to say Tefilat Shacharit, and to learn about the shofar from Auschwitz...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 11:03:00 PM
The Ramaz debate team competed against other Yeshiva day schools and brought home the gold yet again. Four esteemed members of the Ramaz debate team traveled with faculty advisor, Mr. Deutsch, to HAFTR for the first debate of the year. Aaron Z. '21, and Judah W. '20, participated in the 'Impromptu' debate which is a public speaking event where the student must present a three-five-minute speech on one of three topics chosen randomly minutes before....
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 10:37:00 PM
The senior honors physics and honors computer science classes attended a workshop at the Cornell Tech STEM center on Roosevelt Island on Monday. It began with a tour of the campus, followed by a tour of their maker space. At the maker space, students were challenged with a technical problem and given one hour to develop a prototype to solve the problem...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 10:30:00 PM
When the invite was posted asking for volunteers to deliver Rosh Hashanah packages to the elderly that would begin at the ungodly hour of 9:30AM on Sunday morning, Ms. Benel was somewhat skeptical that there would be a sign-up. The group was instructed to meet at The Central Synagogue on East 55th Street. The morning's text messages at 9:15AM put an end to any doubts: "Hi, a few kids are here but aren't too sure where to go. I'm on 54th Street, and I saw them walking but they said they were too early." Then an Uber from Englewood pulled up in front, followed by a drop-off in a family's car...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 4:52:00 PM
The week of September 16th to the 20th was designated as Climate Week. Throughout the week, thousands of events took place all across the country and even the globe. On September 20th, to bring Climate Week to a close, there were to be thousands of youth climate marches all across the nation. Students of all ages could bow out of their scheduled school classes for that day to instead march and protest against Climate Change. In New York City there would be a large scale march in Lower Manhattan in which hundreds of thousands of people would attend. Jonathan S. '21 decided to take it upon himself to organize a coalition of Ramaz Upper School students to attend the march that day...
Posted Monday, Sep 23, 2019 9:35:01 AM
Yesterday, Ramaz partnered with Taglit-Birthright in the first ever "Reverse-Birthright" program that brought a diverse group of eight IDF officers to Ramaz for the morning. Students learned about their experiences in the IDF while soldiers learned about Judaism in America.​..
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