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Ahavat Yisrael

Ramaz's mission focuses on our commitment to Medinat Yisrael, a love and support for the State of Israel. Our students learn about Israel's history, current events, and culture, approaching all areas of Israeli identity with love. They step up with HINENI: "I am HERE for you, I will master your language, celebrate your existence, and champion your causes."

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Hebrew Students Write and Present Scripts to Enhance Learning about Israel's War of Attrition

Over the last term, the junior Hebrew students have been learning about Israel's War of Attrition (1967-1970). The classes discussed Israelis' different attitudes toward the war and the culture that emerged as a response to it. The students watched the 1987 Israeli movie Late Summer Blues, which takes place during the war and focuses...

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Eighth Graders Gain Deeper Understanding of Modern Israel Through a Mock 1947 UN Exercise

As part of the eighth graders' unit on Modern Israel, students were tasked with partitioning Palestine.  Pretending they were living in 1947 and that they were representatives of neutral countries, they worked in small groups to try and create two equitable (though not equal) states. They had to consider...

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Emmy-winner and Alumna Visits Seniors and Teaches How to Fight Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism on Social Media

Emmy Award-winning producer and columnist Daniella Greenbaum Davis '12 spoke with our seniors about the organization she runs, Sixpoint, which seeks to improve the perception of Jews and Israel on social media and traditional media. The Ramaz alumna and current parent described how Sixpoint empowers...

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Watch the Video: Ambassador Shirly Pinto Presents to Seventh and Eighth Graders and Teaches Hebrew Sign Language "Am Yisrael Chai"

The seventh and eighth grades heard a presentation from the Honorable Shirly Pinto, former Israel Knesset Member and current Ambassador of Hasbara (PR) for the Foreign Ministry of the State of Israel. The word "heard" was chosen purposefully. The students "heard" Ambassador Pinto but she didn't "hear" the students, because Ambassador Pinto is deaf. She...

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Ramaz Upper School Choir Joins NY Jewish High School Choirs for a Day of Song, Achdut, and Prayer for Israel

The Ramaz High School Choir joined SAR, Yeshivah of Flatbush, and Heschel’s choirs at a festival to celebrate Jewish choirs, hear each other perform, and pray for Israel. Hosted at Yeshivah of Flatbush, the day-long musical extravaganza started off with videos of Israelis...

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