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College Stress

College Stress

Becky Tauber ’19, Co-Online-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018


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There’s no doubt that Ramaz is a highly competitive environment— students work hard to excel academically and achieve their goals. Many would argue that Ramaz is the most “college obsessed” Yeshiva in the tri-state area. And while it may be true that every school has individual students who str...

Boo: A Ramaz Halloween

Boo: A Ramaz Halloween

Josephine Schizer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018


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“Ramaz supports the stance of refraining from celebrating Halloween, while recognizing and respecting the need for parents to make decisions for their families regarding personal home practice,” read an email sent out to the Ramaz parent body a few days before Halloween. The email, signed by Mr. Cannon...

November Crossword

November Crossword

December 7, 2018


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Across Lunch Room Req. Strumming Rabbi Basketball or Soccer Action “C” GKMC, NYC$ Ye Dropout Location Eng. Tefillin Many a Student’s Pastime NY shoe brand, stereotype Down Teacher-Only Breakfast “Correct” Best Picture Winner Many a Student’s H...

Community Time or a Waste of Time?

Community Time or a Waste of Time?

Aliza Freilich ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018


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A new platform called “Community Time” was instituted this year. “Community Time” allows Ramaz Upper School students to gather together, reflect on our Ramaz community as a whole, and discuss the different initiatives that we have engaged in over the past month or so. Two community sessions t...

Should Davening be Mandatory in School?

Should Davening be Mandatory in School?

Charles Spielfogel ’21 and Keren Kubersky ‘21

December 7, 2018


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One of the biggest debates in the Ramaz student body questions a pillar of our daily routines: should davening be mandated in school? Many students do not feel connected to the group tefilot and would rather daven at home in a private setting. They feel it should not be mandatory, nor should students ...

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: November edition

Behind the Scenes at SFAC:  November edition

Sophia Kremer ’20

December 7, 2018


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This month’s Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC), composed of members of the G.O., student class presidents, grade coordinators and other faculty members, met on November 14, 2018 to discuss current concerns within the school and to propose ways to resolve them. Due to the absence of Rab...

Our Community At Work: Ronnit Vasserman

Our Community At Work: Ronnit Vasserman

David Gerber ’21

December 4, 2018


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For this edition’s installment of “Our Community at Work”, we speak to Ramaz parent Ronnit Vasserman. Ronnit is the founder of Art Connect Group, an agency which offers art tours to contemporary art collectors all over the country. ACG’s mission is to connect art buyers to artists, and to that ...

What’s New in the Talmud Department?

What’s New in the Talmud Department?

Maya Chaovat

November 21, 2018


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This year, the Talmud Department- led by its chair, Rabbi Schiowitz- is joining forces with other departments in the school to create new projects that will better connect students skills in both Judaic and secular studies. Rabbi Schiowitz has been facilitating this collaboration as part of his new administrati...

Our Community at Work: Robert Schwartz

Our Community at Work: Robert Schwartz

David Gerber ’21

November 21, 2018


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“Our Community at Work” is a new series in the Rampage that focuses on the professional achievements of Ramaz parents and school alumni. In this edition’s installment, we speak to Ramaz parent Robert Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz is a partner at Spruce Capital Partners in New York City, is the proud pa...

Interview with the TEC Department

Interview with the TEC Department

Gabby Osted, Writer

November 21, 2018


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At the start of the school year, all Ramaz students waited anxiously for their schedules in order to find out which classes and teachers they had been given. Many were surprised to find an entirely new course, TEC, incorporated into their daily schedules. TEC, a technology and engineering class, may...

October Crossword

October Crossword

November 21, 2018


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Across Lunch Room Req. Strumming Rabbi Basketball or Soccer Action “C” GKMC, NYC$ Ye Dropout Location Eng. Teffilin Many a Student’s Pastime NY shoe brand, stereotype Down Teacher-Only Breakfast “Correct” Best Picture Winner Many a Student’s Hab...

An Interview with Ms. Bonnie Shine

Rebecca Massel ’21

November 21, 2018


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Massel: Where did you work before Ramaz? Shine: I worked in Israel. For 18 years I taught in Nifti Heller high school in Israel, a reform movement semester abroad program. It is mostly American 11 graders who have to learn everything they are missing. I also taught in a program called TRY, Tichon Ramah...

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