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Posted Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 10:19:02 PM
Korach is from shevet Levi. His birth is mentioned in the Torah. However in this parasha he starts a revolt against Moshe. He gets 250 people to confront Moshe and Aharon. These people were from Reuven and Levi. Korach says to Moshe that he is keeping Hashem to himself and that other people are also holy. Moshe and Korach go to the tent and both bring offerings. Then the earth swallows Korah, and fire consumes his 250 followers.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 11:39:00 PM
Wishing the US Class of 2018 a warm Mazal Tov! Our school is so proud of you and everything you've accomplished HERE at Ramaz. May you go on to live meaningful lives filled with Torah, menschlichkeit, and a life-long love of learning!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 11:36:00 PM
Why would thirty five graduating seniors meet at 7:30 in the morning, travel for 2½ hours to work at Hazon, a large farm and Jewish Retreat Center in Connecticut, dedicated to creating a more sustainable world for all? The answer is simple, that's our mission, and our newest alumni responded to the call for service, HINENI....
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 6:02:00 PM
Congratulations to our 8th graders on graduating from the Ramaz Middle School! Wishing them happiness, success, and a continued love of learning. Best of luck from your Ramaz family!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 5:55:00 PM
The Ramaz 8th Grade celebrated the completion and distribution of the Middle School yearbook. The Parents Council committee, headed by Dr. Rachel Title, organized this beautiful event, including a pizza lunch, room decorations, and a slide show. The yearbook is a year-long project involving contributions from all 8th grade students, and directed by Ms. Miri Rubin as faculty advisor. This year's editors-in-chief were Jordan M. and Caleb R. (Grade 8).
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 5:49:00 PM
Last Friday the LS celebrated its last Oneg for the school year. Like all of the Onegs, it was very special. Much of it was devoted to honoring Rabbi Koslowe and Andrew Leibowitz for all they have done at Ramaz to inspire our students to be menschen and to love learning and doing mitzvot and acts of chesed...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 5:36:00 PM
Parallax, the literary and art magazine of Ramaz, was distributed at Celebration of the Arts last week. This year's theme was A Moveable Feast, and the book was a feast of color that looked good enough to eat. Last year's book won both the Gold Medal and the Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association this spring... We are hoping for similar accolades for this year's book.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 5:14:00 PM
Many of the ongoing units of study that the children have been working on, came to fruition in a beautiful way. The children took the skills they learned all year and applied them. They worked collaboratively and through experimentation, trial and error, and discovery, built something wonderful...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 4:53:00 PM
The 6th grade participated in a program with myFace, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with craniofacial conditions. The 6th graders read Wonder earlier this year and attended the first screening of the movie, thanks to the Kahn family....
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 3:42:00 PM
Over the past few months, the third graders have become a close-knit writing community, immersing themselves in the world of poetry! The children have learned many different poetic devices, such as imagery, simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and personification. They have read a multitude of poems from revered poets, such as Langston Hughes, Kristine O'Connell George, Valerie Worth, and many others...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 3:22:00 PM
In connection with their study of Parashat Sh'lach, Morah Galit's Grade 6 Chumash students learned how to knot and make their own tzitzit! Two of the mitzvot that they learned about in the parasha were Tzitzit and Hafrashat Challah. They will being baking challah and doing the latter mitzvah tomorrow, too. Students remarked it was fun learning how to do a mitzvah that Jews around the world do every day. Tizku L'Mitzvot.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 2:34:00 PM
This past May, seniors and faculty members took a journey that lasted 9 days but will resonate for a lifetime. Students landed in Poland where they visited numerous sites highlighting the diversity and richness of Jewish life before the war. Students felt the spirituality in the Nozyk, Lancut and Remah shuls, heard Divrei Torah in the Yeshivah of Chachmei Lublin, were inspired by the Ulma family and Bais Yaakov movement, and felt unified in prayer at the holy Kever of Rav Elimelech of Lezhensk...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 1:58:00 PM
In grade 5 advisory, current grade 5 students were provided templates to use in writing and decorating "Welcome to the Middle School" cards for the rising grade 5, soon to become, fellow middle schoolers. They were asked to include their favorite things about Middle School and some practical tips for a successful grade 5 experience. They decorated the cards with colored markers and added some personal information (e.g. a book they recently enjoyed, hobbies).
Posted Monday, Jun 11, 2018 10:44:00 PM
A big thank you to Nikki Meyer for hosting our end of year mother/child challah segullah. More than 50 moms and kids gathered to hear words of inspiration from Rachel Kraus, pray for members of our community in need, and braid their own challot. A special thanks to Natan@Ramaz Challah Segullah chairs, Gila Srour and Becky Zwillinger for their tireless efforts throughout the year. We look forward to seeing many of you next year at our challah events, scheduled the first Thursday of every month
Posted Monday, Jun 11, 2018 10:39:00 PM
After many expressions of appreciation throughout the year and as a final token of our thanks, Parents Council distributed cheerful Ramaz beach towels to wish our faculty and staff a RAMAZing Summer!
Posted Friday, Jun 8, 2018 2:35:58 PM
Please join us for the INCOMING NURSERY PARENT SOCIAL on Wednesday, June 13, at 7:00 PM in the Ramaz Lower School. Please RSVP . . .
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 5:08:00 PM
Every year it is Ramaz's distinct honor to confer upon one student, nominated by fellow students and faculty, the William Goldberg Award. It is gratifying to know that since sending requests for nominations a few weeks ago, the US received over two dozen names of students, accompanied by the most moving and inspiring descriptions of fine character. Each and every one of these nominations were thoughtful and beautifully written acclamations of integrity, honesty, generosity and humility...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 3:27:00 PM
The LS wrapped up an incredible year in the Art Studio! 1st Graders completed their detailed, paper mache community workers, as part of their grade's study of our local community. Grade 2 finished their intricately designed paper mache buildings as part of their grade's study of New York City. In celebration of their study of Japan, 3rd Graders learned the art of kirigami. The 4th Graders had a great time creating their own unique optical illusions. We wish everyone a wonderful summer!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:59:00 PM
In honor of Food Allergy Awareness month, sophomore Josephine S. presented to each of the high school minyanim information about food allergies. Josephine explained what a food allergy is and how to help people with food allergies. She also taught students how to administer epinephrine, the life-saving medicine used in case of an anaphylactic reaction, through an Epipen or AuviQ injector....
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:57:00 PM
As Rabbi Lookstein so eloquently said, "this was the best Zimriah ever!!!" This year, the Kindergarten Zimriah celebrated Israel @70. The children certainly did justice to recognizing this very important milestone in our history. They sang all of the songs in Hebrew, which came naturally for them -- thanks to their immersion in our bilingual program...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:49:00 PM
Family and friends of the 6th Grade are invited to stop by the Ramaz Middle School lobby and enjoy students' display of Augmented Reality Sketches of Early American Historical Figures. This project-based learning experience expanded students' library and online research skills. The students used resources and citations to explore famous colonial Americans and the time period in which they lived. The final products were hand-drawn sketches that hide in them a variety of multimedia experiences created by our students...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:20:00 PM
The 3rd and 4th Grade Lower School Choir and the 5th and 6th Grade Junior Chorus put on a fabulous performance for family and friends this week in the Middle School Auditorium. The atmosphere was cheery and the students sounded beautiful as they sang the songs they had performed throughout the year! Congratulations to all performers on a wonderful Friends and Family Concert!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:13:00 PM
Grade 5 students were invited to share any talents they have with their classmates! From gymnastics, to singing, to playing piano, telling jokes, or solving a Rubik's cube, the students were highly spirited and so impressive. Audience members had the chance to ask performers questions about their talents, sparking a lot of great conversations. A fun time was had by all!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:07:00 PM
A selection of new titles from the Middle School Library collection is posted on Schoology. Please click on Groups and then Middle School and you will see the list of these books that parents and students may to wish to borrow from the MS library (available as of June 11) or the Public Library or to purchase for their children's summer reading. This list gives parents suggestions for books they may to wish to purchase or borrow from the Public Library for their children's summer reading.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 1:51:00 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 Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 12:57:00 PM
As you may know, throughout this year, 4th Grade students have been connecting with children from Israel. Both groups of children have enjoyed sending letters (in the actual mail!) to one another, as well as sending video clips. The children from Israel shared a video of their Yom HaZikaron program and our children shared videos from the recent 4th grade Zimriah...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 10:59:00 AM
Have your children outgrown their uniforms? Cleaning closets? Please consider donating uniforms to the Uniform Exchange. Bags of uniforms can be dropped off on C level of the Lower School next to the uniform racks.
Posted Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 3:07:23 PM
In Parashat Sh'lach, Moshe sends the twelve spies from Bnei Yisrael into Israel to return with a report of the land. The spies were in Israel for 40 days. When they came back they had gigantic fruits with them. They told Bnei Yisrael that there are powerful giants in Israel and that the Jews would never stand a chance against them in war....
Posted Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 11:18:00 PM
Kol HaKavod to all students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and families who marched, cheered, and celebrated Israel at last week's annual Celebrate Israel Parade. For photos of the parade, please click...
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:31:00 PM
Parashat Beha'alotcha is packed with events that seemingly are unconnected, including the anniversary of Yetziat Mitzrayim, the laws of the Korban Pesach ​and Pesach Sheni, Moshe faced with Bnei Yisrael's complaints, appointing 70 elders and their new spirit of prophecy, as well as Miriam and Aharon's Lashon HaRah and Tzaraat...
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