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Posted Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 2:57:43 PM
Purchase your KJ Sisterhood Book Club selection ​MY GLORY WAS I HAD SUCH FRIENDS ​at the ​PC BOOK FAIR March 4-6 About the Book: ​In this moving memoir about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant. Candid and heartrending, this once-in-a-lifetime story of connection and empathy is a powerful reminder of the ultimate importance of "showing up" for those we love. Details on the May 15 Book Club meeting to follow.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 2:47:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 2:34:42 PM
Please join Parents Council and the KJ Sisterhood for a presentation by KIM KUSHNER on preparing a cheese and dessert board on Monday, March 4. 7 PM - Enjoy wine and cheese 7:30 - Kim's presentation Kim Kushner is a teacher and the author of three best-selling cookbooks, 'I ♥ Kosher', 'The New Kosher' and 'The Modern Menu. Kim is well known in New York City and abroad for her healthy and hearty dishes made from locally grown produce --- not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of kosher cuisine. Please RSVP to pc@ramaz.org Chairs Gabby Fridman, Gealia Friend, and Nicole Sardar
Posted Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 3:05:00 PM
This week's parasha, Parashat Terumah, discusses the keilim in the Mishkan. The Torah is very specific in describing how they must look and from what material they are to be made. First, the text discusses the Aron...
Posted Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 12:20:13 PM
Sunday night was a cool night to be a Jew in America. As far as I can tell, for the first time, the star of the Super Bowl halftime show was Jewish, and the MVP of the game identifies as Jewish. In addition, as some of you may know, the owner of the winning team, Robert Kraft, is not only Jewish, but a pillar of the Jewish community...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:29:00 PM
Adar is coming - we're so happy! Well, at least that is the song that plays in our heads every time that Rosh Chodesh Adar arrives. The excitement around Purim, the Megillah, costumes, Mishloach Manot and Matanot L'evyonim, sweeps students up the first time they hear a song with Adar in it. This year, double dipping is allowed! Students get to enjoy two months of Adar...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:23:00 PM
First graders love to play games! This week in math the students had so much fun playing different math games to practice addition and subtraction facts as well as their logical thinking. Whether playing by themselves or with a partner, math games are a great way to practice the math skills we are learning in school. Ask your children about the math games they enjoy the most!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:13:00 PM
Mishe Nichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha! The Middle School students took it upon themselves to spread the Adar cheer! On Tuesday, some fifth graders returned to the Lower School and sang and danced with the third grade and ECC students....
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:04:00 PM
"Which winter sport would you like to try?" That was the question of the day - for Pre-K Lavan - on a frigid cold morning! The ECC children put their names in the column for the sport that they were interested in trying including: skiing, sledding, ice hockey, and snowboarding. This led to fun conversations about different winter sports...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 3:41:00 PM
Last week, five students -- Sydney E. '22, Jonathan S. '21, Finley H. '22, Levi L. '21, and Sally N. '22, -- supervised by Dr. Nironi, went to Yeshiva University to compete in the first ever CIJE-Tech (Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education) Hackathon...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 3:33:00 PM
To complete their study of urban planning, second graders had a visit from their classmate's father, Mr. Jed Resnick, who works in real estate development. He showed the students graphs that predicted the expected growth of NYC in the next 20 years and charts that taught the students how many buildings in Manhattan are older than their grandparents and how many are younger than the students themselves...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 3:07:00 PM
It's our favorite time of year again as our greatly anticipated 2019 Ramaz Parents Council Book Fair, scheduled for March 3 - 5, approaches. This unique event is very much dependent on the parent volunteers no matter how big or small the contribution of time may be. Please click for details on volunteering before, during and after the ECC/Lower School and Middle School Book Fair. . .
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 2:00:00 PM
We are delighted to invite you to this year's Bringing Character Development Home series: The Map of the Mensch. Parents will come together to explore Torah approaches on how to create paths for our children to become the best versions of themselves. Please save the dates (Please note, going forward all sessions will be 7:00-8:30PM in the Middle School): Tuesday, February 5; Tuesday, April 2; and Monday, May 20. Please RSVP to...
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 1:55:00 PM
Grade 3 students, teachers, parents, and siblings participated in the mitzva of Hafrashat Challah and enjoyed preparing and eating their very own challah. Thank you to chairs Liat Bengio and Marian Gross.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 1:50:00 PM
Last chance to claim items in the Middle School Lost and Found. Please check out items in the Lower Level 1 of the Middle School to see if your child has lost something. Items will be donated after Friday, February 8.
Posted Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9:20:00 PM
MS and LS Parents are invited to hear from Dr. Michael Sweeney, child psychologist and Director of the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, on Helping Children Manage Anxiety on Wednesday, February 20, at 7PM at the Ramaz MS. For details ...
Posted Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 4:03:00 PM
In this week's parasha we learn about the 53 mitzvot commanded to Bnei Yisrael. Twenty-three of them were "asseh" and thirty of them were "loh ta'asseh." Some of these prohibitive mitzvot included not being allowed to murder, kidnap, or to mix milk and meat...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM
Fourth graders have been learning about the first people to live in New York State – the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, and the Algonquin. Students engaged in the research process both in class and during Library/Technology. They researched and wrote about various topics including Native American homes, food, clothing, school, jobs, sports, and government. Students presented their findings to parents during a special performance....
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9:53:00 PM
Even following two intense weeks of final exams, students signed-on to support the Upper School's efforts in making MLK Day of Service, a Day ON, Not a Day off. Students came by subway, by foot, by car and with sheer determination to reach the different destinations, regardless of the hour or location, ready to give their time and energy, to be helpful, no matter the task...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9:40:00 PM
Fourth graders took part in an interactive workshop entitled "Mommy - What's Wrong With That Lady?" Presented by Mrs. Chava Willig Levy, the children had an opportunity to learn firsthand about the life of an accomplished person in a wheelchair. Mrs. Levy explained that she contracted polio at a young age, and how that has changed her life. She demonstrated how she can tackle many "daily activities" - some independently and many with assistance, and taught the children about independent dependence...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9:33:00 PM
Nearing the end of their Holocaust unit in history class, the 8th grade students conducted a "jigsaw" lesson about liberation. A jigsaw lesson requires students to research different topics in small groups, in this case, various perspectives on the liberation of the concentration camps. After they completed their research, each student had to teach a new group of students about his/her research...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 3:07:00 PM
To read Josephine's Times of Israel blog post, please click..
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 2:56:00 PM
The Middle School's new chesed elective began this semester and students were privileged to hear from Mrs. Roth about her experiences during the Shoah and as a survivor. She showed students her memoir, Here There is No Why, shared her number, and students had an opportunity to ask questions.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 2:53:00 PM
Special in Uniform, an innovative program that integrates youth with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces, came to the Middle School to present a program for the 8th grade. Students learned about how Israelis with special needs find unique and important ways to serve in Israel. To understand some of the challenges that these soldiers face, eighth graders participated in activities such as beading and puzzles where they were instructed to use only one arm. Later, students were given a set of instructions that read in a way that mirrored the dyslexic perspective. Students were inspired that despite these challenges, Special in Uniform participants are able and willing to serve to their full capacity - and they hope to meet some of these soldiers on their upcoming Israel trip!
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 2:40:00 PM
Students who participated in the Newbery Challenge were elated to hear the winners of the contest which was announced by the American Library Association this week . The Newbery Award went to Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina. The two Newbery Honor Awards went to The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani and The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Students greeted the news with excitement because these three books were all on their Newbery Challenge list. Also, author Veera Hiranandani visited Ramaz and spoke to students about The Night Diary earlier this month. The Ramaz MS has hosted authors in the past but this is the first time a Newbery winner visited the Middle School. Kudos to all the students and parents who participated in this reading initiative!
Posted Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 4:05:00 PM
Thank you to chairs Pauline Assa and Rebecca Sasson for a wonderful Havdallah and Skating party on Motzei Shabbat. Everyone had a great time. To view photos....
Posted Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 4:00:00 PM
Thank you to the ​Shabbaton Committee: ​Jessica Bernstein - Amanda Katz - Joanna Kleinhaus ​Pooneh Kaplan - Rachel Title and and to Mr. Jordan Silvestri (Mr. S.). Grade 4 students, families, faculty, and staff enjoyed a spirited Shabbat together....
Posted Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 3:54:00 PM
Join Rabbi Meyer Laniado for a fun and engaging PARENT & CHILD SEUDAH SHLISHIT RSVP to rml@ckj.org
Posted Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 3:35:00 PM
Please join the KJ Sisterhood for the Annual Marsha Dane Stern Challah & L'Chaim on Thursday, February 28 at 7PM with Guest Speaker Dr. Eric Mandel, Director of MEPIN (Middle East Political Information Network) on "Bake Not Boycott - BDS: The International Campaign to Destroy Israel." RSVP to https://www.ckj.org/form/2019-SISTERHOODCHALLAHBAKE
Posted Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 3:32:59 PM
Please mark your calendar to meet with other parents for a new initiative COFFEE & CONNECT on March 4, April 1, and May 6 at 8:40-10AM following Meaningful Moment from 8:20-8:40AM in the Ramaz Lower School
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