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Posted Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 3:47:00 PM
In an alternative educational experience designed to open students' eyes to a new culture and create a bond of shared experience, 12 juniors, Dr. Jon Jucovy, and I embarked on a three-day trip to London. The whirlwind of sights, sounds, information, and tastes included the Jewish Museum of London's new exhibit, "Jews, Myth and Money," an exploration of the history of anti-Semitism through ancient paintings and texts, as well as modern renditions of anti-Semitic tropes, the actual living quarters and conference rooms of Churchill in the War Rooms, lunch at JW3, the modern Jewish community center in Hampstead,d a performance of Toast, a comedy based on the memoir of the British chef, Nigel Slater, a hilarious version of The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Globe Theater, and so much more...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM
In their study of Parashat Schlach, Morah Galit Naftali's grade 6 Chumash students learned about the mitzvot of tzitzit and hafrashat challah. They actually learned how to knot and make their own tzitzit and will being baking challah and doing the bracha of hafrashat challah on Friday. Students remarked how fun it was to learn about a mitzvah, and then actually perform it together. Tizku l'mitzvot
Posted Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 2:13:00 PM
Each class in our Early Childhood Center chose to transform their classroom into a special venue, including a farmers market, museum with a café, rainforest, post office, and an aquarium. After researching, collaborating, designing, producing wares, baking, and more, the children are taking great pride in opening these venues to the public. Each child has a job, uses their research to provide information, uses math to collect money, and serves food. Guests are having the opportunity to touch, taste, create, buy, and enjoy at each location. Some venues are opening today. For photos...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 1:50:00 PM
The kindergarten children finished learning the whole Alef Bet and celebrated this achievement together! They felt proud of their accomplishments and are ready for first grade! For photos...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 10:06:00 AM
Mazal tov to Moreh Benjamin Mizrahi on being nominated for Family Magazine's prestigious Blackboard Award for 2018-19.
Posted Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 1:03:00 PM
In appreciation for all that the teachers, faculty, and staff do for our children, Parents Council prepared and hand delivered American Express gift cards on behalf of all our parents and students. A special thank you to the parent volunteers, and chair Elyse Efron, for their incredible talents and dedication in designing, ordering, packing, and distributing these special gifts with love and gratitude.
Posted Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 11:53:00 AM
THANK YOU to this year's committee chairs and volunteers, and liaisons. From the 5779 PC Executives Dana Hiltzik '90 - Randi Sultan - Dina Propp - Wendy Modlin '91 - Lani Kollander - Rachel Title - Bonnie Silvera
Posted Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 4:08:55 PM
By Avi F. (Grade 5) In this week's parasha, Parashat במדבר, we learn about many things. In the beginning, Hashem commands Moshe to count every male that is age 20 or older. Hashem tells Moshe to ask each male over 20 for a מחצית השקל, a half-Shekel, and then count the money they collected. Then the Torah lists...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 3:22:00 PM
The five students who visited Moldova over February break organized a video chat between a group of 10th graders and students in Moldova. The program's emphasis was on the two groups getting to know each other and doing some pre-Shavuot learning...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 2:39:00 PM
Pre-K Lavan opened its marketplace and K Yarok opens it's own an Art Museum! Inspired by their learning on Yom Ha'atzmaut, the children voted on opening their own marketplace. The children first did research and figured out what they should sell and then went to work. They worked together to bake, sew coin purses, bead bracelets, juice fruit, and write a rhyming song. They utilized the many skills that they have learned all year...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 2:15:00 PM
Also inspired by their learning during Yom Ha'atzmaut, Pre-K Yarok decided to open their own museum. While transforming their room to Tel Aviv for Yom Ha'atzmaut, the children looked at architecture and art from Tel Aviv. They learned about Marc Chagall and his art. They were then inspired to focus on art, which led to their opening of their art museum...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 1:30:00 PM
The 7th graders enjoyed a meaningful celebration of their classmates becoming bnei and bnot mitzvah. The students began by davening together as a grade. Rabbi Hagler addressed the students about the importance of reaching this age and Jeremy F. spoke about this week's parasha and how together they could take on the mitzvot and make an important impact. The students then enjoyed a delicious breakfast, sponsored and organized by Parents Council. At the breakfast, the students heard from their peer Sophie H. who spoke about their connection to the Tikva Children's Home in Odessa with whom we have begun a pen pal program. A memorable part of our celebration was when students Skyped with the students in Odessa. In an effort to share the simcha, our students are sponsoring a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party for them too!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 1:11:00 PM
Second Graders had their Landmarks Celebrations last week! As an interdisciplinary unit, this was a culmination of work they did in reading, writing, art, science, music, and computers! In reading, students researched their landmarks, reading nonfiction texts and taking careful notes to record the information they learned. For details, photos from each class's celebration, and the fun facts videos...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 12:08:00 PM
Twenty students and teachers were involved in another tremendous mitzvah – they donated their hair for Zichron Menachem to create wigs for children with cancer. HaKarat HaTov to Eli and the team at Eli's Hair Design salon at 243 East 84th Street, NY who donated all their time and services for this mitzvah. For pictures and more...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM
Please remember the summer reading assignments: Students entering grade 1- A Visitor for Bear by Bonnie Becker. ​Students entering grade 2- Mercy Watson to the Rescus by Kate DiCamillo. ​Students entering grade 3- Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. ​Students entering grade 4- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM
Tuesday, June 4, marked the Upper School's end-of-year grade assemblies, where each grade dean had the opportunity to reflect on the grade's goals and impart a message about their accomplishments. Some students were also personally recognized for their role in helping their grade to achieve its goals...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM
The ECC children watched as caterpillars metamorphasized into butterflies. After watching and journaling this experience, the children let the butterflies go! Some classes used the roof, the outdoor classroom, 85th street and even Central Park! NYC is even more beautiful after the release of the butterflies!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Congratulations to Upper School faculty members Ms. Miriam Gedwiser and Rabbi Aviad Bodner who were asked to participate and will be presenting at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School's Yemei Iyun on Sunday June 23, from 9:30AM -5:30PM and on Monday June 24 from 9AM-4:30PM. For Details...
Posted Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 5:04:00 PM
Students in grade 7 enjoyed a special celebratory tefillah and breakfast sponsored by Parents Council as the culmination of all of their classmates becoming b'nai and b'not mitzvah. In true mensch fashion, students skyped with pen pals in at the Tikva Children's home in Odessa (www.tikvaodessa.org) and are sponsoring a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party for them too. Parents Council distributed travel siddurim and a framed class photo to our students to commemorate this important year. Mazal tov to all! For photos...
Posted Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 11:24:00 AM
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. Please click headline for more. Card can be used at ALL FAIRWAY LOCATIONS and when you shop INSTACART.
Posted Monday, Jun 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Congratulations to Gail H. '20 on winning best delegate at the Heschel Model United Nations conference representing the country Greece on the committee pertaining to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Posted Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 6:18:00 PM
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, parents of alumni, and future students proudly marched up Fifth Avenue at yesterday's Celebrate Israel Parade. A new addition this year was a contingent from the Ramaz Class of '64. Kol hakavod to all who marched and all who cheered us on! For photos...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:53:00 PM
Our annual Ramaz Retreat was RAMAZing! Students and faculty traveled to Camp Kaylie where they enjoyed basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, boating, go-carting, our grade vs grade vs grade game show competition, a barbecue complete with s'mores and a Lag BaOmer bonfire, building friendships and making memories...For great photos...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:53:00 PM
Children in the ECC had a fantastic Lag Ba'Omer celebration including soccer and sundaes. They reflected on "V'ahvta L'raicha Komocha." Kindergarteners got ready for first grade by eating in the lunchroom. For photos...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:43:00 PM
"Major Scheinfeld, can you come with us to visit veterans at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare facility?" At first students and the Major played games with the Vets including poker, pool, chess, foosball. There was some singing too, as a few students accompanied a Veteran, as she strummed on her guitar. Then there were conversations with stories of loss and fear, always with pride, and humor too. The Veterans shared ...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:42:00 PM
The Upper School students listened in awe as the Major Moshe Scheinfeld, Ramaz '83, spoke about "Serving and Sacrifice," a simply worded phrase with an overwhelming message in commemoration of Memorial Day. Sacrifice, he explained, is the harsh reality that comes with Serving our nation, preserving our freedoms, and guarding our way of life...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:42:00 PM
Lower School faculty successfully transformed the Upper School into a Lag Ba'Omer Wonderland with gaga, survivor dodgeball, soccer, relay races, and more. The weather didn't dampen the fun. For pictures...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:42:00 PM
Last week Middle School students enjoyed a skill-building, team-building color war that broke out when Rabbi Lookstein announced that this year's would be the best Lag BaOmer ever!! The students enjoyed competitive games on Randalls Island. When they came back to school, they created shields, skits, videos, divrei Torah, dances, and most important, a Ramaz alma mater. For pictures and more...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:50:00 PM
Rabbi Albo's senior mini course "Let's Rock" rocks! You can listen to the song they produced titled 'גאולי ה (words borrowed from the chapter in Tehilim recited for Pesach) and view a video they produced North High...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM
Seventh graders enjoyed their trip to Allamuchy State Park where they enjoyed nature, hiking, and rock climbing. Some students even overcame their fear of heights and insects as they pushed themselves out of their comfort zone. They learned how to support each other as they guided their peers up the wall and even belayed each other. On the bus, the students sang the new Ramaz alma mater and showed great spirit. For pictures...
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