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Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 7:19:36 PM
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. Click headline for more and to download a copy of the card or scan bar code when you shop. Everyone has the same Ramaz number. This is good at ALL FAIRWAY LOCATIONS and when you shop INSTACART.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:41:00 PM
Save the date - MAY 9 for the Yom Ha'Atzmaut Block Party. 12:30PM Dancing, 1-4PM Block Party on 78th Street between Madison and Park Avenues. Please click http://www.ramaz.org/blockparty learn more and buy your admission bracelet and raffle tickets for great prizes...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:37:56 PM
Mabel's Labels are offering their popular camp label combos! Until April 30th, their Camp Label Packs will be available at early bird prices! Get $5 off our Sleepaway Camp Label Pack and $2 off our Day Camp Label Pack . A portion of your purchase will be donated to Parents Council Please choose Ramaz PC when you click on "Support a Fundraiser".
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:37:34 PM
Save the Date - MIDDLE SCHOOL CHALLAH BAKE for students, faculty, and parents at 4:30PM on May 2. There is no charge but please RSVP to parentscouncil@ramaz.org. Deborah Zimbler, Chair
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:37:00 PM
Selfhelp Community Serices, UJA-Federation of NY, KJ, and Ramaz present Witness Theater on Thursday, May 2 at 7PM in the Ramaz Upper School. For details and to RSVP...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:36:44 PM
Celebrate Yom HaZikaron on May 8 at a Tekes Ma'Avar with guest speakers, Ramaz alumni who have and students who will be lone soldiers in the IDF, music, and refreshments. Celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut on May 9 at a morning Tefillah Chagigit led by Rabbi Lookstein and a community barbecue in the evening. Friday Night Live Celebrates Israel on May 10...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:36:18 PM
Please mark your calendar to meet with other parents for a new initiative COFFEE & CONNECT Changed to MAY 20 from ​8:15-9:30AM in the Ramaz Lower School
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:36:00 PM
We thank EL AL for partnering with Ramaz. You can join the EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club and accumulate points from flights and enjoy benefits and exclusive deals. There is no cost to join. To join, please click headline for details...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:35:44 PM
NEW RamazWear available now. Please visit our website www.ramaz.org/RamazWear and show your #RAMPride!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:35:18 PM
PESACH PREP - Communal Seder - 4/19 at 8:00PM. Click for details and to sell your chametz...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:34:52 PM
Discount tickets to Lion Country Safari (near Boca) and Legoland Theme Park (Orlando) during Chol Hamoed Pesach are available in association with the Chosen Mishpat Kollel of Miami Beach. Lion Country Safari - $22 per person (vs almost $40) for Monday and Tuesday Legoland - $45 per person (vs $103) or $70 per person with the water-park included (vs $130) for Wednesday. To place an order or for more information call 305-204-8925 or email mlfloridatours@gmail.com
Posted Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 4:58:00 PM
By Avi F. (Grade 6) In this week's parasha, we continue to learn about the process for purifying the person who has צרעת (leprosy). We are told about the ritual the Kohen has to perform on the day a person becomes טהור, pure. The ritual requires two birds, a cedar stick, hyssop, a string of red wool, and shaving of the person's head. Afterward, the Torah tells us...
Posted Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 4:55:48 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani "Mah Nishtana Ha Lila Hazeh Mikol Haleilot?' Why is this night different from all other nights? Why is the seder so focused on questions? We have a mitzvah from the Torah for parents to teach their children about yetziat mitzrayim. It doesn't say anything about questions. So why is there such a large focus on questions?...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 4:38:00 PM
The whole room felt the love as The Lion King roared onto stage at the Upper School. With only two months left in their high school careers, the seniors strengthened their bond as they performed their Senior Play for a packed auditorium. We're overcome with PRIDE!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 4:15:00 PM
9th and 10th graders participated in this semester's "Percussion Week," a curricular unit where they learn about improvisation in music through performance with various percussion instruments from different cultures and contexts. To view photos and video...
Posted Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 4:07:00 PM
By Avi F. (Grade 6) In this weeks Parasha, Parashat תזריע, we learn about many different things. In the beginning, we learn about what a mother has to do after giving birth. We learn which Korbanot she has to bring, and what procedures she has to go through depending on if she gave birth to a boy or girl. Then we start learning...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM
Thank you to Jane & Robert Katz for graciously opening their home and hosting the Freshman Parent Social II. It was a wonderful evening of connecting with our children's friends' parents.
Posted Monday, Apr 1, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Kol Hakavod to the more than 400 volunteers who helped prep 5,000 lbs. of fruits and vegetables for Masbia. Thank you to the Spodek family for generously sponsoring the event. Thank you chairs Jamie Chubak, Marian Gross, Elise Kassel, Susan Hecht and Sandy Dweck. For photos...
Posted Friday, Mar 29, 2019 12:38:00 PM
The 6th grade girls basketball team won a thriller 35-33 in OT against Yavneh. Olivia F. hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer in regulation to force overtime. Leila S. contributed with great shooting. Grace K. and Lindsey F. made key defensive plays in overtime to seal the victory.
Posted Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 3:56:02 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani Sometimes - often - life imitates Torah. I was watching a big college basketball game last night, Duke against University of Central Florida (UCF). Duke, who has the best player in the country, Zion Williamson, and is considered to be one of the best teams, was losing at the end. The coach, Mike Krzyzewski, perhaps one of the greatest coaches of all time...
Posted Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 3:54:00 PM
By Ezra A. (Grade 6) At the beginning of the parasha, it says, "ויהי ביום השמיני קרא משה לאהרון ולבניו ולזיקני ישראל" and then Moshe says to Aharon, ​"קח לך עגל בן בקר לחטאת ועיל לעולה תמימים". Moshe wants Aharon to bring all of these sacrifices and gives him a list of what he needs to do. After, he tells him everything, it says: "ויאמר משה אל אהרון קרב אל המיזבח ועשה את חטאתך". Why does Moshe add this extra request of Aharon to approach to the מיזבח? Rashi says...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 4:08:00 PM
​RAMKind Parent - Child - Faculty schoolwide event ​for students in Nursery - Grade 12. All students, faculty, staff, parents, and families are invited to​​ help peel, chop, and prepare food for the Masbia Food Kitchen on Sunday, March 31, from 2-5PM in the Ramaz Middle School. This event is generously sponsored by the Spodek family. To sign up...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:40:00 PM
Congratulations to all the Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee Players who made the New York JCC Maccabi Ultimate Team. This summer they will travel to Atlanta to compete against teams from around the world in the 2019 JCC Maccabi games.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 9:37:00 AM
Even our youngest students were captivated by the amazing performances we had of Tubby the Tuba! The book Tubby the Tuba was written by Paul Tripp in 1954, and we are grateful that his son David Tripp narrated the book for us. If you aren't familiar with this classic story, it is about the adventures of a tuba named Tubby. "All day long Tubby plays oompah, oompah with his orchestra, but what he really wants is to dance with the pretty little tune. Tubby finds inspiration from a frog down by the river. He learns that everyone deserves to play his own melody..." To view the performance...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 4:07:00 PM
Many Freshman parents were unable to attend the Freshman Parent Social in November due to the blizzard so Parents Council is organizing another opportunity for parents to meet. Please join us for a casual, social evening at the FRESHMAN PARENT SOCIAL II on Thursday, March 28, 7 - 9 pm to be graciously hosted by Jane and Robert Katz. Please RSVP to parentscouncil@ramaz.org
Posted Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM
In appreciation for all that the teachers, faculty, and staff do for our children, Parents Council prepared and hand delivered Mishloach Manot on behalf of all our parents and students. In the spirit of this year's menschlichKITE theme, the treats were packaged in kite-shaped boxes and purchased through Yachad, an organization dedicated to helping the needs of people with disabilities and ensures their inclusion in all aspects of Jewish life. 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 Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 12:27:00 AM
Ramaz Team Shalva runners spent a whirlwind weekend in Israel. Upon arrival we toured the Shalva Center and danced with the Shalva kids. At night, there was a concert from the famous Shalva band and a big pasta carb-loading party before participating in Friday's Jerusalem Marathon and races. The races were great, Shabbat was memorable, but Sunday was a jam-packed day of chesed - Ramaz at its best...
Posted Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 12:05:00 AM
Lucy D., David G., Gabriel P. and Adam V., representing us all, went to the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN to deliver a beautifully designed condolence card, thank you Meira W. and Aaron S. We were received warmly in the lobby of the mission, as only dignitaries, and there were many arriving, were given the security clearance needed to go to the offices. Lucy gave a small size lily plant to the Mission's representative, and the boys gave her our card and offered our condolences...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 1:54:00 PM
As previously reported in Zmail, The Lower School opened Women's History Month with an assembly for grades 1-4. Following are highlights of activities that have taken place in the classrooms this month.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 1:54:00 PM
Middle School students led by Rabbi Steinmetz, Rabbi Weinstock, Morah Sandy, and MRs. Kopel, delivered mishloach manot and offered condolences to students at the Islamic Cultural Center School after the massacre in New Zealand. Rabbi Steinmetz discussed the purpose of the visit and Eva G. (grade 7) shared her thoughts on the trip to the mosque. To read more...
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