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Posted Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 4:41:00 PM
The Ramaz Model Congress team attended the University of Pennsylvania annual high school conference. The team meets weekly to debate mock bills, with a year of practice culminating in the conference at Penn. After some weather delays, the team made it to Penn and participated in committee sessions, full Senate and House sessions, and special programs for the weekend, taking a break for Shabbat...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 11:04:00 AM
Last Friday, students from Rampage and Parallax represented Ramaz at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 94th Annual Spring Convention. At the three-day convention, high school students from around the country gathered to attend sessions about journalism and learned how to improve their schools' publications. To view this year's Parallax, please click...
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:50:00 PM
Mazal tov to the US Girls Torah Bowl team for competing in the finals, which covered three parshiyot of Devarim. The girls won the division playoffs -- competing against SAR, Frisch, and Ma'ayanot. Next stop- the championship!
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:41:00 PM
Students attended the 9/11 memorial for their senior excursion last week. We've always learned about what happened on 9/11, but being in the museum was a totally different and moving experience. One of the most impactful parts of the museum was hearing the voicemail boxes of those who were killed during the crash, filled with messages from worried and terrified loved ones...
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:20:00 PM
The Freshman grade had the exceptional opportunity to visit the Frick Collection on 5th Ave to see the new highly acclaimed and widely discussed exhibition featuring the portraits of Jacob and his Twelve sons by the Spanish Romantic painter Francisco de Zurbarán. The exhibition includes thirteen large portraits depicting Jacob and his twelve sons based on Jacob's blessings at the end of Sefer Bereshit...
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:13:00 PM
Seniors in Ms. Barak's Honors Hebrew class went to Temple Emanu-El to view the documentary "Ben Gurion, Epilogue." This documentary was created when two Israeli filmmakers found the 6-hour footage of an interview with Ben Gurion that nobody had ever seen, conducted at his home in the Negev when he was 82...
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 2:56:00 PM
Juniors enjoyed their recent excursion to the Museum of Moving Image, a media museum, located in Astoria, Queens. Students started the day with an exciting college guidance program followed by the trip to the museum - an interesting and interactive experience...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 8:46:00 PM
Teach NYS, a division of the Orthodox Union (OU) that advocates for governmental support for New York Yeshivot, held its annual Mission to Albany in March. The primary goal of this youth-focused mission was to encourage students to lobby lawmakers for increased support for nonpublic-school education. This year's priorities were obtaining an increase in reimbursements for STEM education and for upgraded school security...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:40:00 PM
Ramaz was one of thirteen Yeshiva Day Schools to participate in the The Jewish Education Project and the Lander College for Men Science Olympiad 2018. This Olympiad provides the opportunity for high school students in yeshivot and day schools to compete in events that test both knowledge and skills associated with science, engineering, and technology...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:30:00 PM
In celebration of the ten Ramaz Upper School students who ran in the Jerusalem Marathon for Israel's Shalva National Children's Center, the entire US division was treated to a special performance by the Shalva Band! As participants in the Jerusalem Marathon, our students were able to raise funds for Shalva, and had the opportunity to open the doors to the center's new terrace, dedicated in memory of Albert Missry '15 A"H by the Ramaz team...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:15:00 PM
The French Culture Club meeting, called "La Chapelière," featured Ms. Sarah Sokol, a milliner extraordinaire, specializing in theatrical headpieces. She gave an amazing presentation on the Années Folles in France, taking place at the same time as the Roaring Twenties in America...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:13:00 PM
Ms. Jennifer Roth, senior executive at Sotheby's, discussed the topic of art investment with the members of BIC. She began by speaking about different factors of evaluating a price of a piece of art, why people do invest in art, both on a financial and psychological level, and followed by discussing her everyday life in her career...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 6:43:00 PM
"Toses" is a Hebrew literary magazine written by Ramaz students, about Ramaz students and about Israel. To view, please click..
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 6:33:00 PM
Yesterday, our US and MS students took 17 minutes to respectfully memorialize the 17 students and faculty members who lost their lives last month in the Parkland school shooting. Students rallied together in support of school safety, emphasizing their belief in schools existing as safe havens for their students...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 5:48:00 PM
Brooklyn was bustling with freshmen as students took advantage of some of the many sights to see. Students had a great time baking matzah at Ateres Shlomo under the guidance of Rav Twerski. They started by learning some of the intricate laws of the process of the matzah baking experience - from the time the water and flour were mixed until the matzot came out of the ovens...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 12:22:00 PM
The students of Ms. Barak's Honors Israeli Culture course attended a screening of the new Israeli movie, "Foxtrot", at the JCC as part of the course's lesson plan. Throughout this year, the Honors Israeli Culture course has explored many aspects of Israeli culture, such as art, music, poetry, literature, and film...
Posted Monday, Mar 12, 2018 4:00:00 PM
A delegation of seventeen juniors and seniors represented Ramaz at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. Additional students from the Upper school attended the conference with their parents and local synagogues. Students participated in a wide array of educational and policy sessions, gained from hearing a broad range of pro-Israel views and perspectives voiced by American and Israeli politicians, and were inspired by the work of many American and Israeli citizens...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 9:17:00 PM
Twenty years ago, a student initiated what has become a longstanding tradition at Ramaz: reading Megillat Esther on Purim night at Lenox Hill Hospital for patients, doctors, and nurses who are on-call and visiting families. This year, the conference room, our makeshift shul, was filled to capacity and including the time for graggers to spin, our students finished reading by 7:45, hastily ate a bagel, and off to the floors they went, patients' room numbers in hand..
Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 5:22:00 PM
Mazal Tov to the Girls Varsity Volleyball team on winning the league championship
Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 5:19:00 PM
Breakthrough is the Ramaz science and technology publication. Students contribute articles on science related issues that reflect their particular interests, opinions, and hobbies. Students are invited to contribute articles on current events in science, new developments in applied technology, as well as ethical issues that they may raise. The latest edition of "Breakthrough" is now available to view. Please click...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 3:26:00 PM
Ms. Barak's Honors Modern Israel class was honored to meet Noa Raviv, an Israeli designer and artist, who is emerging as one of Israel's innovative thinkers in the fashion world. Raviv, almost nine months pregnant, sat down with the class and started her presentation by asking the students to close their eyes and imagine their favorite outfit and how they feel when they are wearing those clothes. Then she asked them to imagine everyone else was wearing the same thing...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 10:43:00 AM
Thirteen students, Ms. Benel, and Rabbi Albo spent part of their Presidents' week vacation answering the call of Hineni. They departed from JFK Airport for San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a Chesed-Service Mission to help clean up and meet people affected by last September's Hurricane Maria. They worked with a group of teenagers from the group PR4PR ...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 10:35:00 AM
In the wake of the brutal attack in Parkland, Florida, our students -- like so many throughout the nation -- were in shock, at first not knowing what they could do. And yet, they were determined to respond, to reach out to the bereaved families and to the students who attend Stoneman Douglas High School who were witness to the murder of 17 classmates and teachers...
Posted Monday, Mar 5, 2018 5:13:00 PM
Congratulations to Evelyn L '20 for publishing "A Purim Play" in The Times of Israel on Vashti's side of the story. To check out Evelyn's play, please click...
Posted Monday, Mar 5, 2018 4:33:00 PM
For the past month, a group of 12th graders dedicated time to learning about death and mourning in Jewish law and culture. The first weeks of the course were about identifying specific terms that related to Jewish customs that relate to death and dying, including kevurah, kiriyah, hesped, chevrah kaddishah, and levayah...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 6:19:00 PM
The AIPAC club was treated to a presentation by Darbie S. '18 and Jonathan B. '18 about the upcoming AIPAC Policy Conference...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 5:00:00 PM
The senior grade had a program on kidney transplants. They first heard from Benjamin Gordon '03, who donated a kidney to his father a year and a half ago. He spoke about his experience from when his father's kidney began to fail to his own recovery after the transplant. Next they heard from Dr. David Serur, father of Leah S.'21, who is the medical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Rogosin Institute....
Posted Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM
The Sophomore grade attended The Sephorim Sale at Yeshiva University. The trip began in a lecture hall where students heard from Rabbi Schiowitz about the importance of YU in the Modern Orthodox community and the significance of the annual seforim sale...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 9:50:00 PM
HINENI! During Presidents' week vacation, you can find Ramaz Upper School students answering the call in Israel and hurricane-worn Puerto Rico. In the first-ever Ramaz-chorus mission to Israel, members of the Upper School Chamber Choir and Chorus are traveling north to south, east to west, engaging in chesed activities, political discussions, Torah learning, musical and art workshops, and Israel education—while performing five concerts in seven days...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 9:45:00 PM
The 10th grade World Jewish History classes visited the MET's new exhibition, "Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings." As part of the transnational 10th grade History curriculum, students have been exploring the experiences of industrialization, democratization, and the development of the nation-state on both sides of the Atlantic...
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