News From Ramaz
Posted Friday, Nov 16, 2018 9:27:51 AM
At the end of this week's parasha, after all of their interactions, the Torah tells us that Yaakov and Lavan part ways. When describing Yaakov's departure, the Torah says, "Ve Ya'akov Halach Le Darkoh / and Ya'akov went on his way." When describing Lavan's departure, the Torah says, "Vayelech, vayashav Lavan limkomo / and Lavan went and returned to his place." Although the psukim can be understood on the simplest level, I heard an interesting insight into these words....
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 2:48:00 PM
Last week, we read the story of how our forefather Jacob 'stole' his brother Esau's blessing. With the blessing, Jacob begins his journey to become Israel and to become the father of the Jewish people, known as the Children of Israel. He uses Esau's signs (his clothes, hairy arms, and aromatic delicacies) to pretend that he is Esau when it is difficult for his father to see, and when Esau discovers Jacob has stolen his blessing, he cries out in shame and pain....
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 4:00:01 PM
Please join us for a special community-wide lecture series presented by Ramaz Upper School faculty! "MEASURING MEANING WITH SCALE AND CONTEXT" Wednesdays through November 28, in the Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School of Ramaz. For details on these exciting classes and to sign up...
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 3:55:00 PM
Please join us for a fun evening to meet and greet old and new friends. Grade 9 Parent Social will be Thursday, November 15. For details...
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 3:14:00 PM
Ramaz and CKJ are teaming up with NCSY to provide our children with the first of a series of special Shabbat experiences beginning with Shabbat November 16-17. This special Shabbat at CKJ will be led by Rabbi Chaim Hagler of the Ramaz Middle School; Rav Judah Mischl, and a number of NCSY advisors. It will be a spiritually uplifting and engaging Shabbat experience for all teens in our community. On Saturday morning, the 8th graders will join the 9-12 graders for a teen minyan at 9:30AM, a special kiddush/lunch, and later in the day, mincha and seduat shilishit....
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 3:05:00 PM
Save a Life: Ramaz/KJ Blood Drive on Sunday, November 18, 8:30AM - 2:30PM in the Ramaz LOWER School. For donating guideline, to sign up, or to volunteer...
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 2:50:00 PM
KJ SISTERHOOD CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE Sunday, November 18th, 10 AM -4 PM Find all of your Chanukah Gifts! CKJ - Heyman Auditorium 125 East 85th Street Chairs: Sharon Garfunkel & Marylène Friedman (Please note the boutique is at the same time as Parent Teacher Conferences)
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 2:45:00 PM
Please mark your calendar to meet with other parents for a new initiative COFFEE & CONNECT from 8:15-10AM on the following days: December 4 - January 7 - March 4 - April 1 - May 6
Posted Friday, Nov 9, 2018 8:30:39 AM
In this week's parasha, Yitzhak is said to have prayed to God opposite his wife. What does it mean that he prayed opposite his wife? On a surface level, we read and understand that Yitzhak prayed on one side of the room and Rivkah on the other side. However, there are some opinions which suggest that Yitzhak prayed facing his wife...
Posted Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 3:33:00 PM
Please join the community to hear from Dr. Moshe Avital on "Kristallnacht, A Precursor and Dress Rehearsal to the Shoah" For details . . .
Posted Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 11:30:00 AM
A few weeks ago, we spoke about how it is difficult to be an Avraham - to be someone who stands up for what is right, even if it means being different from everyone else. But sometimes it's just as hard, or even harder to be a Yitzhak - to be someone who continues on the path of faith, instead of giving up, or trying something else. Yitzhak represents continuity...
Posted Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 4:00:00 PM
Save the dates for GRADE 4 FAMILY SHABBATON on Friday night, January 25, and THE RAMAZ/KJ SKATING PARTY on Motza'ei Shabbat, January 26
Posted Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 3:39:14 PM
This week's parasha is parashat חיי שרה. When the Torah tells us that Sarah passed away, it says that she died when she was "one hundred and twenty and seven years old." Why does it say that? Why doesn't the text just say 'one hundred twenty seven years'? Rashi suggests that the language is meant to indicate that all of Sarah's years were good...
Posted Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 11:25:00 AM
In pasuk gimmel of this week's parasha, we read about the visitors Avraham and Sarah received, as he was recovering from his brit milah. The pasuk reads...