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Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:49:00 PM
The 8th grade attended the last of the Jazz concerts from Lincoln Center Jazz in Education. The general theme of the three concerts was "Let Freedom Swing" and the final concert highlighted the connection between jazz and the Civil Rights Movement...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:40:00 PM
RamCorps students worked at The Bronx Choice Pantry. As Choice Pantry volunteers they helped provide free grocery packages for food-insecure families. The word choice took on new meaning as they chose products that complemented their cultural preferences and to "choose" underscores independence. Our students gained a new appreciation for the precious freedom to choose at the Pantry...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:37:00 AM
Mummies and Masterpieces focused on Israel this month highlighting Yoram Gal who used watercolors for a fun take on cities in Israel and portraits of people and Dale Chihuly who made a special installment of his work in Jerusalem in 2000. A special project that Chihuly made for this exhibit included tons of ice shipped from Alaska that he colored and made into a wall, similar to the Kotel. For our project, we took big ice cubes and used water droppers with liquid water color...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:09:00 AM
Israel's 71st birthday celebration was sababa! All of the children in the ECC learned about Israel, its topography, food, attractions, art, and so much more. They visited a kibbutz, Tel Aviv, Tzfat, Eilat, the Kotel where they milked a cow, created candles and mosaics, tasted olives, enjoyed mud baths and the beach, hiked, went through an obstacle course and had fun. The learning throughout this process was amazing! The math, science and literacy opportunities were part of each and every stop. For details and great pictures...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:37:00 PM
Sixth graders just finished their year-long participation in Sweet Readers with adults who have dementia. Students and their elder friends were filmed for a documentary about the importance of young people engaging with adults living with Alzheimer's...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:28:52 PM
By Mordechai S. (Grade 5) Parashat Kedoshim starts by telling us that we should be holy because Hashem is holy. Then it starts telling us to do some halachot or laws. Two of the many halachot are the laws of Peah and Leket (19:9-10). Peah is the law in which you leave the fallen twigs and the fallen fruit for the poor people and converts. Leket is ...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:14:00 PM
When you enter the ECC, it's hard to know if you are in NYC or Israel! The excitement of celebrating Israel's 71st birthday is palpable.The children have been working on building and creating different cities in Israel, researching each city along the way....
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:41:00 PM
Upper School students offered chizuk by sending cards and Rabbi Mayer Moskowitz's book I Have A Friend to Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and Chabad of Poway....
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:16:10 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani I was planning to talk to you today about Yom HaShoah, one of the many ways in which we remember and learn from the Holocaust. Unfortunately, though we say never again, and never forget, this past Shabbat, our brothers and sisters were attacked, in a Shul, for being Jewish...
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:12:00 PM
By Ezra A. (Grade 6) The Torah introduces the service of Yom Kippur by saying that G-d spoke to Moshe after the death of Aharon's two sons Nadav and Avihu. This means that there is a connection between this tragedy and the Yom Kippur service. In addition, the pasuk adds a new dimension...
Posted Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 1:13:00 PM
Middle School students, faculty, and parents are invited to MAKE CHALLAH on Thursday, May 2. Study Hall for grades 5 and 6 4-4:35 in L1 classroom. Challah making for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 at 4:35 in the Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Middle School of Ramaz. Parent volunteers needed to prepare dough at 1PM, to supervise Study Hall at 4PM, and assist with challah making at 4:30PM. No charge. Pizza will be served. Please advise if your child has any dietary restrictions. Please contact PC@ramaz.org to volunteer and RSVP. Together we will do the mitzvah of hafrashat challah and shape the dough. Challah will be sent home to bake. Thank you to chairs Deborah Zimbler and Bonnie Silvera.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 7:19:00 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 2:37:00 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 2:37:00 PM
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Ramaz is proud of its students' participation in WiTNESS THEATER. Selfhelp Community Serices, UJA-Federation of NY, KJ, and Ramaz present Witness Theater at 7:30PM on Wednesday, May 1, and at 7PM on Thursday, May 2, in the Ramaz Upper School. For details and to RSVP...
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 2:35:00 PM
NEW RamazWear available now. Please visit our website www.ramaz.org/RamazWear and show your #RAMPride!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 2:35:00 PM
PESACH PREP - Communal Seder - 4/19 at 8:00PM. Click for details and to sell your chametz...
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...
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