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November Crossword

November Crossword

December 7, 2018

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

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

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

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 5, 2018

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 ’21

November 21, 2018

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

“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 Ostad ’21

November 21, 2018

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

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

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...

October SFAC meeting

October SFAC meeting

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

November 20, 2018

The Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC), composed of members of the G.O., student class presidents, grade coordinators and other faculty members, meets monthly to discuss current concerns within the school and to propose ways to resolve them. The administration encourages students to dress up...

“Getting to Know You”: Mr. Canon’s First Months at Ramaz

“Getting to Know You”: Mr. Canon’s First Months at Ramaz

Zach Buller ’20, Writer

November 19, 2018

Now that the chagim have come to a close and school is in full swing, Mr. Cannon too is becoming better acquainted with Ramaz. He referred to the first few months at Ramaz as his “meet and greet phase,” a time when he can get to know as many people as he possibly can, building relationships and acc...

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