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Students packing shoes for chesed

Ramaz is rooted in its commitment to menschlichkeit and helping those in need. Our students recognize the importance of emulating God through acts of loving-kindness. The chesed we strive to promote in our students is rooted in a sense of responsibility to serve the Jewish people and all of humanity -- leading with kindness to improve the world!

Giving a helping hand, making a positive change, and bringing happiness and warmth to others is the driving force of the Ramaz student body. HINENI is hearing the question and always being ready with the answer: Here I am, I'm ready, SEND ME.

Chesed News

students prepare meals for vulnerable people
students prepare meals for vulnerable people

This year for our senior grade community initiative we began a campaign to Fight Hunger. We kicked it off with a visit to Canstruction, a collaboration with City Harvest housed in the Financial District. It is a sculpture exhibit created using only canned food. All the cans are then donated to homeless shelters throughout NYC. For Thanksgiving the senior grade partnered with KJ and the Jewish Center Chesed Committees and cooked, baked, packed and delivered 73 Thanksgiving dinners...

Read More > about Seniors Fight Hunger
students smiling in gym with basketballs

On October 22, 2021, our 5th and 6th-grade students participated in a "Hoops for Chesed" free-throw competition.

We are so proud to share that with your help, our students have raised over $8,000 for the American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the disabled. These funds will cover the expenses of more than two specialized wheelchairs, a huge help for the children who frequent the center...

Read More > about Grades 5 and 6 Raise Over $8K for AFISCD!
students hold up banner for cancer walk with phrase "Fight the Fight"

Fourth graders gathered in support of the walk for the Ellie Ruby Foundation. The students packed snack and drink bags for walkers and made a fantastic banner in support of Ellie and the Cogan family. Thank you to Mara Attie and Raquel Amar for planning such a meaningful chesed event. On Sunday, the day of the walk, students gathered again to sell bags to benefit the walk...

Read More > about Olam Chesed Yibaneh
students organize shoes into boxes for donation

As the Soles for Souls shoe drive is coming to a close, Ramaz students worked together in the final stages of the community service project. All of the shoes were delivered to the Lower School lobby earlier this week. From there, we had volunteers from the MS and US come and organize all of the shoes. Students sorted the shoes and placed 15 pairs per bag. We had two groups of students volunteer in the MS yesterday and we have another group of students joining this morning. This is a true testament to the power of numbers. Together we can achieve great things!

Read More > about Schoolwide Chesed Initiative Collects More Than 600 Pairs of Shoes For Needy
students organize shoes into boxes for donation

As the Soles for Souls shoe drive is coming to a close, Ramaz students worked together in the final stages of the community service project. All of the shoes were delivered to the Lower School lobby earlier this week. From there, we had volunteers from the MS and US come and organize all of the shoes. Students sorted the shoes and placed 15 pairs per bag...

Read More > about Schoolwide Chesed Initiative Collects More than 600 Pairs of Shoes for Needy