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Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 11:38:15 AM
Please join us for the INCOMING KINDERGARTEN PARENT SOCIAL on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 PM in the Ramaz Lower School. Parents of INCOMING NURSERY STUDENTS are invited to a PARENT SOCIAL on Wednesday, June 13, at 7:00 PM in the Ramaz Lower School. Please RSVP . . .
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:52:00 PM
This week's Parasha, Parashat Naso discusses ברכת כהנים. What is Birkat Kohanim? It is the blessing that HaShem gives to us through the Kohanim. יברכך ה' וישמרך/ יאר ה' פניו אליך ויחנך/ ישא ה' פניו אליך וישם לך שלום May God bless you and protect you/ May God guard you and lift his face upon you and find favor in you, and give you peace
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:37:00 PM
Ramaz Lower School and Middle School Choirs joined together at the annual KJ Intergenerational Lunch and Learn. The audience that gathered together comprised KJ seniors and Holocaust survivors, and the children had the special opportunity to perform a repertoire of Hebrew & English songs for them. Following the performance, everyone took part in some intergenerational mingling where children and seniors had the opportunity to converse with each other...
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:29:00 PM
The dreamy post Israel trip feeling morphed into reality this week, as the students got over their jet lag and began to reflect on the breadth of their experience. From riding camels like in biblical times, baking pitas in Kfar Kedem, and taking a beautiful bike ride in northern Israel to meeting with Israeli solders and sailing on the Kinneret -- 8th Graders were definitely immersed in everything Israel...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:17:00 PM
The 7th Grade headed to West Point for their class trip! Students started off the day in Bear Mountain where they participated in team-building and leadership workshops. The program focused on interpersonal practice, teamwork, anti-bullying, and sportsmanship. Next, students visited West Point for a Revolutionary War tour...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:31:00 PM
The 6th grade trip to Philadelphia began with an exciting tour of the National Constitution Center followed by a visit to the Franklin Institute where they explored the Sportzone exhibit, which focuses on the science of health. There, a number of students chose to watch a heart dissection...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:23:00 PM
The Mummies and Masterpieces program came to the Nursery and Pre-K. classes last week to speak about an exciting artist! The children learned about Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:22:00 PM
Pre-K Yarok is focusing on transportation study and the students have been using the neighborhood to guide their discovery! While investigating, students learned that a wagon is one way to get around. Together they brainstormed on the best way to make a wagon.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:16:00 PM
The 4th grade students delivered a beautiful and unforgettable performance at their 4th grade Zimriah last week. The theme of the Zimriah was "New Beginnings," which reflected both upon their personal journey from the Lower School to the Middle School as well as their recognition and celebration of 70 years since the new beginning of the State of Israel....
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:14:00 PM
Caleb T. passes to Cousin Nava F. during the Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team's victory over at Bronx Letters 13-6. With a 29-15 victory over the School for Global Leaders earlier in the week, the team continues its undefeated season with a record of the 3-0.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:56:00 PM
Congratulations to Ramaz spelling bee champion Ilana P, who has qualified for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She will be one of four New York City students traveling to Maryland next week to compete in the National competition.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:49:00 PM
Senior students prepared for their Senior Journey to Poland by meeting with a number of inspirational and heroic Holocaust survivors, including Mr. Joseph Feingold, Mrs. Ruth Zimbler, Mr. William Bernheim, Mrs. Rachel Roth, Mrs. Reha Sokolow, and Rabbi Mayer Moskowitz...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:26:00 PM
Congratulations to the US students on their excellent performance of the Dead Poets Society. To view, please click...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:20:00 PM
The French Culture Club decided to get its last licks in before the summer by having an ice cream French soirée! The meeting, called "Le Glacier," which means, ice cream parlor, allowed students to select various ice creams and toppings in French...
Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:05:57 PM
Parents Council is working with MABEL'S LABELS ​to raise funds to benefit our children. Mabel's offers personalized labels for all kinds of stuff that are dishwasher, microwave, and laundry safe. It is easy. Please go to mabelslabels.com, Click the "Support A Fundraiser" button located on the top of your screen, and then select RAMAZ PC from the drop-down list.
Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Join KJ and the Jewish Board for a safe space to connect with others who are affected by these painful experiences. We are fortunate that Dr. Nicole Agus will be joining the group to share personal perspectives, as well as insights from her work in the field of Jewish genetics and on UJA's Fertility Journeys task-force. To RSVP...
Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Enjoy the Israel Film Festival June 5-12. Click 'read more' for details and on how to get 50% off...
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:20:12 PM
The reading of Parashat Bamidbar is always juxtaposed to the holiday of Shavuot. After looking at some of the text of the parasha, the connections become clear. The parasha begins with the simple phrase of וידבר ה׳ אל משה במדבר סיני which takes place on Rosh Chodesh Iyar of the year after Yetziat Mitzrayim right as each member of Bnei Israel will be counted...
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:09:56 PM
Every year we read Megillat Ruth on the second day of Shavuot. Megillat Ruth is a book about a Moabite woman, Ruth, who follows her Jewish mother-in-law and joins the Jewish people, after her husband dies...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:48:00 PM
Upper school students had the opportunity to share their school day with a number of Israeli soldiers, who traveled to the United States to meet with students and speak to them about their experiences defending the land of Israel. The soldiers shared both their positive experiences and the challenges they face while serving, and highlighted why they feel it is important to serve, what it is like to train, to make difficult decisions, and how to stay motivated....
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:47:00 PM
This week, MS students learned about witnessing history in the making as the United States Embassy opened in Jerusalem. As our own Rabbi Weinstock was in attendance, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein spoke to our students about the importance of the day...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:35:00 PM
Congratulations to the MS students on their spectacular Zimriah. To watch, please click...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:21:00 PM
Welcome to the student leaders of the next academic year: President, Becky T. '19; Vice President, Avery S. '20; AVP of Communications, Paola M. '19; AVP of Student Life, Sophia K. '20; AVP of Operations, Ayelet M.'19!
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:05:00 PM
Fifth graders attend the Design Workshop at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. The workshop is focused on design using empathy - specifically accessibility for people with disabilities where disability is viewed as a design opportunity. Students had a great time learning about the different ways design could create healthy happy spaces for those around them.
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:59:00 PM
Congratulations to the MS students on an excellent play. To watch their rendition of Oklahoma, please click..
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:53:00 PM
Mazal Tov to Josephine S. '20 for being honored by her synagogue, Congregation Ramath Orah, with the Ateret Torah accolade this Saturday, May 19, for her role in founding the Women's Tefillah Group in the Shul. This designation bestows communal honor to a deserving woman in the community...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:34:00 PM
​The third graders are hard at work learning about graphing in math. Students are learning how to read, interpret, and create various types of graphs to solve real-world problems. Students are understanding that bar graphs are used to compare data, while line plots show how the data is grouped, compared, and spread...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:37:00 PM
The Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team got off to a great start by winning their first game of the season 17-0 against the Community Partnership Charter School. A unique aspect of Ultimate is the menschlichkeit clause, or what the rule book calls "Spirit of the Game," which emphasizes sportsmanship and places the responsibility for fair play on each player, not referees. Both teams exhibited great spirit throughout the game and came together afterwards to form a "Spirit Circle"...
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:03:35 PM
At the end of this week's parsha, Parshat Bechukotai, the Torah talks about laws concerning ​hekdesh. When you declare something hekdesh you are dedicating it to the Beit Hamikdash. This not only can be an animal, but can also be property, which you give to someone who sells it and uses the money for expenses of the Beit Hamikdash.
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:06:00 AM
Over the past few months, second graders have been studying New York City landmarks. Prior to studying a specific landmark, students participated in exciting field trips! They began the year by visiting both the East and Hudson Rivers, where students appreciated Manhattan's existence as an island surrounded by water and connecting bridges...
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