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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 4:00:00 PM
School is finally under way and Jonathan Cannon would love to meet with parents in an informal setting to discuss all things Ramaz and give parents the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions. Parents are invited to attend on Thursday, November 15, at 8:15AM in the LS. To RSVP ...
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 3:11:00 PM
In partnership with the ECC Administration and Faculty, please join us for a special KINDERGARTEN FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER for kindergarteners, their parents, and siblings. Grandparents are welcome too! Friday evening, November 16, at the Ramaz Middle School. Mincha, Kabalat Shabbat, and Maariv 4:30 PM. Dinner and Special Children's Entertainment to follow. To RSVP...
Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 3:10:00 PM
In partnership with the ECC Administration and Faculty, please join us for a special PreK FAMILY MELAVEH MALKAH for children in PreK, their parents, and siblings. Grandparents are welcome too! Motza'ei Shabbat, Saturday evening, November 17, from 6-7:30 PM in the Ramaz Lower School Englander Education Center - Nakash Gymnasium To RSVP...
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 Friday, Nov 2, 2018 2:11:59 PM
The momentum for the Hoops for Heroes Yashar LaChayal 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament is building! A personal funding page was created for each participating student and their pages are now active. The students have already started to raise funds and awareness about Yashar LaChayal to their families and friends. The Tournament preliminary games have been scheduled. The first game will take place today, Monday, November 5 vs. Manhattan Day School @ Ramaz at 6:15PM...
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 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 1:33:00 PM
Belle Amies Holiday Boutique featuring fun and fabulous furs! Shop with Ramaz on November 6 from ​11AM - 4 PM at ​1132 Third Avenue, NYC ​(The Vintage Twin Entrance), Present invitation and proceeds of your pre-tax purchase will be donated to The Ramaz School...
Posted Monday, Oct 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM
Join us for an evening with KJ Member, Scholar, and Author Sandra E. Rapoport. Reading & discussion of her new historical fiction novel, THE QUEEN & THE SPYMASTER:​A NOVEL BASED ON THE STORY OF ESTHER on Wednesday, November 7, at 7:30PM. Please RSVP . . .
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...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 9:08:00 PM
This past Friday, pink frosted donuts, wrist bands, caps, tension footballs, and bandanas were sold to raise funds to support cancer research and to celebrate the Cure. All of the items were carefully chosen by the dedicated members of the Chesed Committee...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 9:00:00 PM
The Ulpianada is a problem solving competition based on math skills and logical reasoning for Orthodox high school girls. Now in its sixth year in Israel, this is the third year that the Ulpaniada is international. Girls from Orthodox high schools worldwide are invited to participate...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 4:33:00 PM
As a culmination to their study of Zionism in Jewish History class, the 8th grade held a mock World Zionist Congress. In small groups of four or five, students researched primary source writings from such illustrious thinkers as Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, Ahad Ha'am, Theodor Herzl, and A.D. Gordon...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 3:36:00 PM
This week, Ms. Bernstein announced some exciting new changes to the structure of Student Organizational Presidium (S.O.). For the first time, Ramaz will have officers--a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. 8th graders are eligible to run for these leadership positions and we are eager to maximize the leadership potential in our middle school "seniors."...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 3:30:00 PM
This week the Ramaz US hosted Yossi Klein Halevi in dialogue with Imam Abdullah Antepli from Duke University, as part of the Shalom Hartman Institute MLI, Muslim Leadership Initiative. The speakers, who were in dialogue with our own Rabbi Elie Weinstock, a participant in Hartman's Rabbinic Leadership Initiative, spoke to students about the importance of building interfaith relationships...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 3:24:00 PM
The US Women in STEM club hosted two speakers, Dr. Sarah Schlesinger Hirschfeld and Ms. Sarah Malamut '13. Dr. Schlesinger described how she decided to pursue a career in science, obtain an MD, work in research and how she now heads the clinical investigations at Rockefeller University....
Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 6:17:36 PM
RAMAZ FAMILY STEM DAY- SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 If you work in STEM, Alternative Energy, Tech, Health, or related industries and would like to participate in an exciting and educational RAMAZ Family STEAM DAY email Parentscouncil@ramaz.org.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 4:24:00 PM
Our ECC children love "Block Share." After students have worked very hard on building, they come together and describe what their structures are! This experience is fun and exciting for both the children who are discussing what they've made – using "expressive language" - and for the children who are listening – who respond with "receptive language."...
Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 3:45:00 PM
With the start of Mensch Madness on the horizon it is time for LS students to show their mensch spirit and get the school building ready for the upcoming mensch magic! This Sunday, October 28, from 10:30AM to 12PM, all LS parents and children are invited to join Mr. Silvestri and his family as they go floor to floor, office to office, and spread some Mensch fever throughout our building -- it's time to decorate! The LS students should be excited to see some pretty big surprises when they arrive to school on Monday morning!
Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 3:39:00 PM
Middle School students had the great opportunity to see the election process live! Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman, who is currently running for New York State Assembly, came and spoke to our students about his ideas. As Dr. Ascherman explained, "there are no medical doctors in the entire NY State Legislature- even though they pass a great deal of healthcare legislation."
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