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Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:36:30 AM
Join Natan@Ramaz TONIGHT, May 21, at 7:30pm to welcome Sharsheret's Director of National Outreach, Melissa K. Rosen who will discuss how to best help a (sick) friend in need. The discussion will explore the best ways to support a friend, loved one, or community member facing serious illness. Concrete, practical tips will be offered. In addition, we will explore how communities, as a whole, can meet some of the needs of their members facing illness. Please RSVP to Natan@Ramaz.org. Location to be provided upon registration...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:35:04 AM
Last week's SPRING FLING were lots of fun! Hakarat hatov to our gracious hosts Adele & Jody Laboz, Adrienne & Jules Winokur, Karen & David Cole, Dena & Jonathan Dubroff and Lizzy & Joshua Trump. With appreciation to our faculty members who shared words of Torah Rabbi Yossie Weiser, Rabbi Eli Slomnicki, Ms. Tammie Senders, Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz, Rabbi Shlomo Stochel, and Mr. Jonathan Cannon. Thank you to all the parents who attended.
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:24:00 AM
Celebrate Israel with Ramaz! PRE-PARADE FUN on Sunday, June 2, from 10:00-11:30 AM. Ramaz and community families with preschool-age children ​are invited for face painting, arts and crafts, and more!​ To RSVP or volunteer...
Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:55:27 PM
By Alex S. (Grade 6) In this week's parasha, parashat Emor we learn about numerous laws dealing with ritual purity and what makes a kohen tameh (impure) and tahor (pure). The parasha starts off with the laws of kohanim interacting with the dead. Kohanim are generally not allowed to go near the dead or they will become tameh. However, there is an exception...
Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:27:04 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani From the Second night of Pesach until Shavuot, we count 7 weeks, 49 days, the Omer. This should be an exciting time. A count up to Matan Torah (the receiving of the Torah at Har Sinai). Yet today, the Omer is designated as a time of communal mourning. We don't make weddings...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:46:00 PM
Don't miss CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS - visual,literary, and performing arts on June 5. Doors open at 5:30PM in the Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School of Ramaz in the Morris & Ida Newman Educational Center - 60 East 78th Street, NYC. Art by Meira W. '19. To understand the inspiration and process of her work...
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 5:10:00 PM
In the past few weeks, the first graders went on neighborhood walks! The students, accompanied by parents and teachers, walked up and down 85th Street exploring all the different places where people can purchase goods and services. They kept track of their observations using a checklist. The neighborhood walks are part of the students' year-end study of community workers. Students are already hard at work writing their nonfiction community worker magazines, which they will present to their parents in June...
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 4:51:00 PM
Israel is always in our hearts and our students have been taking the KLEE challenge over the past few weeks. They have made creative and uniquely designed bowls that will be used to help support Israel's economy Buy, Display and Support...
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 15, 2019 4:40:00 PM
RamCorps students worked at The Bronx Choice Pantry. As Choice Pantry volunteers they helped provide free grocery packages for food-insecure families. The word choice took on new meaning as they chose products that complemented their cultural preferences and to "choose" underscores independence. Our students gained a new appreciation for the precious freedom to choose at the Pantry...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:09:00 AM
Israel's 71st birthday celebration was sababa! All of the children in the ECC learned about Israel, its topography, food, attractions, art, and so much more. They visited a kibbutz, Tel Aviv, Tzfat, Eilat, the Kotel where they milked a cow, created candles and mosaics, tasted olives, enjoyed mud baths and the beach, hiked, went through an obstacle course and had fun. The learning throughout this process was amazing! The math, science and literacy opportunities were part of each and every stop. For details and great pictures...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:28:52 PM
By Mordechai S. (Grade 5) Parashat Kedoshim starts by telling us that we should be holy because Hashem is holy. Then it starts telling us to do some halachot or laws. Two of the many halachot are the laws of Peah and Leket (19:9-10). Peah is the law in which you leave the fallen twigs and the fallen fruit for the poor people and converts. Leket is ...
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:16:10 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani I was planning to talk to you today about Yom HaShoah, one of the many ways in which we remember and learn from the Holocaust. Unfortunately, though we say never again, and never forget, this past Shabbat, our brothers and sisters were attacked, in a Shul, for being Jewish...
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:12:00 PM
By Ezra A. (Grade 6) The Torah introduces the service of Yom Kippur by saying that G-d spoke to Moshe after the death of Aharon's two sons Nadav and Avihu. This means that there is a connection between this tragedy and the Yom Kippur service. In addition, the pasuk adds a new dimension...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 1:13:00 PM
Middle School students, faculty, and parents are invited to MAKE CHALLAH on Thursday, May 2. Study Hall for grades 5 and 6 4-4:35 in L1 classroom. Challah making for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 at 4:35 in the Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Middle School of Ramaz. Parent volunteers needed to prepare dough at 1PM, to supervise Study Hall at 4PM, and assist with challah making at 4:30PM. No charge. Pizza will be served. Please advise if your child has any dietary restrictions. Please contact PC@ramaz.org to volunteer and RSVP. Together we will do the mitzvah of hafrashat challah and shape the dough. Challah will be sent home to bake. Thank you to chairs Deborah Zimbler and Bonnie Silvera.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 7:19:00 PM
Parents Council continues to team up with Fairway. Every time you shop, please swipe the card or give the Ramaz code and Fairway will donate 3% or more of your purchase to Parents Council. Click headline for more and to download a copy of the card or scan bar code when you shop. Everyone has the same Ramaz number. This is good at ALL FAIRWAY LOCATIONS and when you shop INSTACART.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:37:00 PM
Mabel's Labels are offering their popular camp label combos! Until April 30th, their Camp Label Packs will be available at early bird prices! Get $5 off our Sleepaway Camp Label Pack and $2 off our Day Camp Label Pack . A portion of your purchase will be donated to Parents Council Please choose Ramaz PC when you click on "Support a Fundraiser".
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:37:00 PM
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Ramaz is proud of its students' participation in WiTNESS THEATER. Selfhelp Community Serices, UJA-Federation of NY, KJ, and Ramaz present Witness Theater at 7:30PM on Wednesday, May 1, and at 7PM on Thursday, May 2, in the Ramaz Upper School. For details and to RSVP...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:36:00 PM
We thank EL AL for partnering with Ramaz. You can join the EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club and accumulate points from flights and enjoy benefits and exclusive deals. There is no cost to join. To join, please click headline for details...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:35:00 PM
NEW RamazWear available now. Please visit our website www.ramaz.org/RamazWear and show your #RAMPride!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:35:00 PM
PESACH PREP - Communal Seder - 4/19 at 8:00PM. Click for details and to sell your chametz...
Posted Monday, Apr 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Parents Council continues to teamg up with Fairway. Every time you shop, please swipe this card or give the Ramaz code and Fairway will donate 3% or more of your purchase to Parents Council. Please click picture for more. Card can be used at ALL FAIRWAY LOCATIONS and when you shop INSTACART.
Posted Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 4:58:00 PM
By Avi F. (Grade 6) In this week's parasha, we continue to learn about the process for purifying the person who has צרעת (leprosy). We are told about the ritual the Kohen has to perform on the day a person becomes טהור, pure. The ritual requires two birds, a cedar stick, hyssop, a string of red wool, and shaving of the person's head. Afterward, the Torah tells us...
Posted Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 4:55:48 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani "Mah Nishtana Ha Lila Hazeh Mikol Haleilot?' Why is this night different from all other nights? Why is the seder so focused on questions? We have a mitzvah from the Torah for parents to teach their children about yetziat mitzrayim. It doesn't say anything about questions. So why is there such a large focus on questions?...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 4:38:00 PM
The whole room felt the love as The Lion King roared onto stage at the Upper School. With only two months left in their high school careers, the seniors strengthened their bond as they performed their Senior Play for a packed auditorium. We're overcome with PRIDE!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 4:15:00 PM
9th and 10th graders participated in this semester's "Percussion Week," a curricular unit where they learn about improvisation in music through performance with various percussion instruments from different cultures and contexts. To view photos and video...
Posted Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 4:07:00 PM
By Avi F. (Grade 6) In this weeks Parasha, Parashat תזריע, we learn about many different things. In the beginning, we learn about what a mother has to do after giving birth. We learn which Korbanot she has to bring, and what procedures she has to go through depending on if she gave birth to a boy or girl. Then we start learning...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 5:23:05 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.
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