The Rampage

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

Hannah Doft ’20

May 28, 2019


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Q: What are the first steps in planning a Chagiga? A: When planning a Chagiga we review previous chagigot and brainstorm how the upcoming one can be improved. We get the budget from Dov, which depends chagigah to chagigah. We take into account what students did not enjoy in the past and what we thin...

Interview with Yaakov Shwekey

Interview with Yaakov Shwekey

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019


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As students from the Ramaz Lower School stream out of the auditorium after enjoying a concert from famed Jewish entertainer Yaakov Shwekey, I venture backstage for a brief conversation with the singer before his next show, which begins in 15 minutes. He’s performing three times today, once for eac...

Community At Work: Anna Serur

Community At Work: Anna Serur

David Gerber ’21

May 28, 2019


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I have joined Dr. Anna Serur, mother of Leah Serur ’21, on more than a few ski trips, and I can honestly say that it is impossible to keep up with her. Perhaps Dr. Serur’s stamina on the slopes can be attributed to her rigorous role as Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Englewood Hospital. As a clo...

Davening

Davening

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019


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In a constantly-changing Ramaz schedule, from M day to C day to F day, one thing remains the same: the first 50+ minutes of the day are reserved for davening. These minutes are an important part of school culture, and members of the Ramaz Upper School community have strong and varied opinions about how t...

Mishmar: A Slice of Torah Learning

Mishmar: A Slice of Torah Learning

Samantha Sinensky ’21

May 28, 2019


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The Mishmar Program, which offers students the opportunity to participate in Beit Midrash learning after school, has recently been restored under the guidance and leadership of Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz. Students convene once a week to learn Torah without the pressure of grades and assessments. Every Monday n...

One Heartbeat: My Experience in Witness Theater

One Heartbeat: My Experience in Witness Theater

Rebecca Massel

May 9, 2019


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A heartbeat. A constant, single beat that keeps you alive. It stops, you stop. Your life depends on it. Over this academic year, I participated in Witness Theater. Every week, seven Holocaust survivors shared their stories with eleven high school students. Hand in hand, they passed their experienc...

Senior Grade Receives Perfect Attendance Record

Senior Grade Receives Perfect Attendance Record

Natalie Kahn ’19

April 5, 2019


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In previous years, the senior grade has reached a point when students just stop coming to school or caring. But this year’s senior grade has started a new movement, which they’ve called SPAR, “Senior Perfect Attendance Record,” in which the entire grade has been showing up on time to school, a...

The Truth Behind the Schoology Lost and Found

The Truth Behind the Schoology Lost and Found

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 5, 2019


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How often do Ramaz students open their phones and see a post reading “A pair of Airpods have been lost,” or “If you see a black Canada Goose jacket please let me know”, or “My white binder has gone missing”? The list of lost objects posted on Schoology is long and extensive, ranging from thi...

Alternative Mission Statement

Alternative Mission Statement

Hadley Kauvar ’19

April 5, 2019


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As a co-educational, Modern Orthodox Day School, Ramaz strives to educate students toward the following goals:   - A commitment to waking up every morning and hitting snooze at least eight times before having to run to school to get there on time - A commitment to having at least one c...

Grinberg’s Net Worth Leaked by Mystery Man

Grinberg’s Net Worth Leaked by Mystery Man

Harry Shams ’19

April 4, 2019


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At Ramaz, students have historically aspired to become wealthy. There is a strong case to be made that the main reason Ramaz students are so motivated and studious is because they feel that academic success begets financial success. Indeed, how many of us have thought, “If I attend ‘X’ college,...

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 4, 2019


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Warmth and chills; smiles and tears; laughing and crying; giving and receiving; support and emptiness. These words are the only way to describe my experience on the Ramaz February Break Mission to Moldova. The Jews of Moldova are among the poorest in the world. Without the support of the Jewish ...

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