News From Ramaz
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 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 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 Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 4:17:44 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani On a hot summer day, is the first bite of an ice cream good or bad? What about a new pair of Yeezys? Or hustling for a loose ball in a Ramaz 7th grade basketball semifinal game and calling timeout before you fall out of bounds ? Or working really hard on a project? Or successfully going to the bathroom?...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Students and their families and teachers enjoyed making hamentashen this week, Thank you to Rebecca Levin and Margalit Moche for chairing the grade 1 Hamentash Make and to Michelle Kamali and Daniela Niditch for chairing the grade 2 Hamentash Make. Thank you to Mrs. Lisa Steinmetz for leading everyone in making the Purim treats and helping them get into the holiday spirit. Chag Sameach to all!
Posted Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 10:51:32 AM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani This Shabbat, the Shabbat before Purim, is Shabbat Zachor. We have a Torah mitzvah to remember Amalek and what they did to us, and, as a special maftir, our brothers and sisters around the world will publicly read of the mitzvah to remember and wipe out Amalek, as we prepare to read the story of Haman...
Posted Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 10:46:00 AM
By Avi F. (Grade 6) In this week's parasha, פרשת ויקרא, we learn all about the work of the כהנים, and how to bring korbanot. At the beginning of the parasha, we learn from what group of animals you have to bring the korbanot. It has to be tame animals, like a sheep or cow, and it could not be an animal that you set aside for Avoda Zara. We also learn about...