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Posted Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 8:36:00 PM
Grades 1 and 2 students and parents are invited to MAKE HAMENTASHEN February 26 and 27 respectively at 4:30 PM. Please click picture for details
Posted Friday, Feb 16, 2018 11:11:18 AM
Please join the US for a special lecture series presented by Ramaz Upper School faculty and community members on:"Truthfulness: From Biblical to Modern Times."Please click "Read More" for additional details...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 3:30:24 PM
In this week's Parasha, Parashat Terumah, Hashem instructs Bnei Yisrael to build the Mishkan. One question arises: Why would Hashem speak about the Mishkan, when our previous Parasha, Parashat Mishpatim, ended with Moshe spending 40 days and 40 nights on Har Sinai? Wouldn't Hashem go straight to the crisis of the Golden Calf? Why does he go "off story" and give detailed instructions about the Mishkan?
Posted Friday, Feb 9, 2018 11:56:00 AM
Be a part of the largest Shabbat dinner on the Upper East Side! Join thousands of Jews at hundreds of synagogues across North America to celebrate what unifies each Jew -- Shabbat! Friday, March 9 @6:45PM at CKJ. To register, please click...
Posted Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 3:53:15 PM
In last week's Parasha, Parashat Yitro, we learn that בני ישראל accepted upon themselves the Ten Commandments, as Moshe descended from הר סיני. Now, in this week's Parasha, Parsahat Mishpatim (judgements) we learn about the laws of בין אדם לחברו, of how to treat your friend...
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...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 9:41:00 PM
Junior Art classes went on an excursion to see the beautiful David Hockney Retrospective. The show marks Hockney's 80th birthday with a large selection of his exuberant, light filled paintings, drawings & photographs...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 3:13:00 PM
The 7th grade participated in its longstanding annual partnership with the Jewish Museum. In preparation for touring the current exhibit on display, Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, guest artist Jeff Hopkins visited each class to enable students to preview some of the garments on display. Hopkins posed a series of questions to students, prompting them to look at each piece with a critical eye...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 12:06:00 PM
The US French Culture Club met this week to experience "Le Plateau de Fromage." Students snacked on a variety of French cheeses including Camembert, Gruyere, goat cheese, and French butter. These imported cheeses were all conveniently purchased from the kosher supermarket, Pomegranate in Brooklyn...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 11:57:00 AM
The Kindergarten celebrated Tu B'Shevat by joining the 5th graders in the MS for a holiday themed round robin. The 5th graders prepared a very meaningful morning for the younger students. The ECC children painted planters, played Tu B'Shevat Bingo, and decorated a large tree...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 11:32:00 AM
Parents from all four divisions came together to explore התלמדות (hitlamdut) - the practice of learning from all situations with an eye towards personal growth - with Middle School Mashgiach Ruchani (Director of Character Development) Rabbi Justin Pines, for Part 3 of 'Bringing Character Development Home.' Topics covered included learning from everyone, practical curiosity, mindfulness, viewing each moment as a practice opportunity, developing a growth mindset, and practical approaches to bringing these hitlamdut concepts into the home...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 11:19:00 AM
Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is celebrated as the New Year for the Trees in Israel. Despite the freezing temperatures here, US students celebrated the earth's bounty on Tu B'Shevat by eating new fruits, planting saplings, and also learning about what Judaism has to say on the adam-adamah, the human-earth relationship...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 8:02:00 PM
Thank you to all who helped organize and participated in the Eitan Katz Shabbat of Song and Spirit and Melave Malka. Please click photo.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 8:02:00 PM
Thank you again to all the participants, volunteers, choral performers, and chairs Rebecca Sasson and Gabby Safdieh for a special Skating Party and musical performance at Wollman Rink. Please click photo for more.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 7:00:00 PM
Students in grade 3 enjoyed braiding challah, doing the mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah, and eating delicious challah on Shabbat Shirah. Thank you to chairs of the Grade 3 Challah Making event, Tamar Teller, Nurse Judith Rose. and Hila Leibowitz. Thank you to parents who helped prepare dough Hila Leibowitz, Joanna Kleinhaus, Karen Cole, Esther Sigoura, Randi Sultan, Dana Hiltzik, and Lani Kollander.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:48:00 PM
The Book Fair committee is offering autographed copies of Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, which will be this year's Lower School Book Day feature. To place your order by tomorrow, February 9, please click...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:48:00 PM
Please join the community for a co-ed Challah Bake with the Challah Girls and Guest speaker Dr. Hillel Grossman from Mount Sinai Memory and Aging Center. Bake, drink scotch, eat sushi, and learn why our minds over time can become a doughy mess. To RSVP, please click ...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:47:17 PM
The KJ/Ramaz community is invited to a panel discussion responding to rising levels of anti-Israel activity on US campuses on Monday, February 26 at 6:45PM. To RSVP, please go to...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:47:00 PM
Grade 4 students and their families are invited to the GRADE 4 SHABBATON in the Ramaz Middle School Gottesman Education Center on THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, February 23 for: Davening - Dinner - Singing - Fun - and Friends! Please RSVP to...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:46:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:45:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:44:29 PM
In our ongoing partnership with administration, faculty, and staff to support our children, Parents Council is pleased to present the documentary SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age 7PM on Monday, March 5 Ramaz Lower School Englander Education Center - Riklis Social Hall - 125 East 85th Street, NYC Please click picture for more on how to RSVP
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:43:56 PM
BRINGING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT HOME for ALL PARENTS with Rabbi Justin Pines. Next program this Monday, February 5. Please click picture for details.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:43:00 PM
​Dads, please come together for Parents in Action's 9th Annual Fathers Forum hosted by Chris Theodoros. This year, the panel of experts in education, sports, performing arts, and emotional health will offer their insights and recommendations on how best to support your children through the uncertainties, the challenges and the achievements they will face on their paths toward success. To register, please click...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 6:42:32 PM
CHALLAH SEGULLAH Next gathering Thursday, February 1, at 8 PM at the home of Mara Attie. If you would like to participate please RSVP to Natan@ramaz.org. Please click picture for more.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 12:53:00 PM
The Junior Music students heard The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, a professional vocal ensemble specializing in music of the Medieval and Renaissance eras. The students have been studying music of this era, and had the opportunity to hear some of the pieces they have studied performed live...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 12:20:00 PM
Jeremy P. (6) won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday, Feb. 2, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students from each XYZ class answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th Annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world...
Posted Monday, Feb 5, 2018 4:20:00 PM
Fourth graders have been learning about the first people to live in New York State – the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, and the Algonquin. As the fall term began, the students began building research skills that they would apply as they progressed with their study of New York State and its indigenous Native Americans...
Posted Monday, Feb 5, 2018 3:18:00 PM
Students started the day in iPlay America, where they went go-karting, took thrill rides, played laser tag and arcade games, all followed by lunch. They then headed toward the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel and started the program with amazing pre-Shabbat ruach and Kabbalat Shabbat. After dinner seniors attended choice sessions on various topics including: "The Myopic Epidemic:Towards a Broader Perspective on Religion in the Modern Day", as well as, "Curve-balls and Change-ups: Preparing For What Life Has To Throw At Us."...
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