The Rampage

Jewish Pride: No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March

Jewish Pride: No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March

Rebecca Massel ’21

February 6, 2020

Almost every night of this past Chanukah, as Jews lit the candles, they prayed that the antisemitism would be over. However, every night, new headlines appeared: “Five Jews stabbed in Monsey home,” “Jew beat up on NYC street,” “Jew harassed on the subway.” For the past few months, antise...

Big Win for Ramaz at the Annual Alan T. Brown Foundation Hockey Game

Big Win for Ramaz at the Annual Alan T. Brown Foundation Hockey Game

Aryeh Teller ’20

February 6, 2020

Every year, the Ramaz Rams compete in a hockey game sponsored by the Alan T. Brown Foundation, an organization which seeks to raise money for paralysis. At the game, players sold raffle tickets for numerous prizes such as Rangers tickets and Dougies gift cards. This year, Ramaz faced off against SAR and...

Ramcast: The New Ramaz Podcast

Ramcast: The New Ramaz Podcast

Aliza Teller ’23

February 6, 2020

Ramaz students are given the opportunity to pursue their passions. Gabe Kraiem ’20 exemplified this ideal by creating his own podcast through Ramaz. Gabe has always enjoyed speaking with friends and sharing his complex ideas. He is a curious individual and is always asking questions. He got his in...

Where Can I Find My Teachers?

Where Can I Find My Teachers?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

February 5, 2020

Over the past few weeks, many teachers have moved their office locations. This was motivated by the administration’s belief that it would be more effective for all the teachers from each department to be in the same locations. The science, math, and Judaic Studies departments have always shared offices for ...

A Shortened February Vacation

A Shortened February Vacation

Gabby Ostad ’21

February 5, 2020

Ramaz students throughout the years have wondered why the school does not give students Yeshiva break. This year, students also wondered about the reason for removing the week-long February break.  Ramaz has always had vacation in December, not coinciding with Yeshiva break, in order to give days ...

Ramaz Celebrates 13th Siyum HaShas

Ramaz Celebrates 13th Siyum HaShas

Daniel Kalimi '23

February 5, 2020

On January 1, 2020, 92,000 Jews joined together at MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the 13th daf yomi cycle, with another 10,000 at Barclays Center. The Siyum Hashas marks the ending of the approximate seven and a half year cycle of learning one full page of Gemara every day in order to eventually comple...

Hairspray Wows Ramaz Audiences Once Again

Hairspray Wows Ramaz Audiences Once Again

Clemi Roth '22

February 5, 2020

This year’s spirit week was filled with exciting events including a pep rally, unique excursions for each grade, and a meaningful Community assembly. However, the highlight of the week was the school’s production of Hairspray the Musical. The set depicted the famous row houses typical for downtown ...

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: January Edition

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: January Edition

Caitlin Levine ’21

February 5, 2020

The third Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC) meeting took place on January 16th. Many topics discussed in the November meeting were readdressed with updates given by their respective committees.   Clubs/Co-Curricular Activities  The committee readdressed the idea of clubs m...

Intern from Down Under Bowled Over by Ramaz

Intern from Down Under Bowled Over by Ramaz

Samantha Sinensky ’21 and Rebecca Massel ’21

February 5, 2020

Ramaz prides itself on hosting a plethora of interesting guests—YU/Stern students in the Kollel program, Israeli soldiers, and interns hoping to major in education. While most interns are local residents, for three weeks, Ramaz had the privilege to host Australian student Asher Klein. Klein studies at t...

Sophomore Shabbaton

Sophomore Shabbaton

Ethan Davidovitch ’22

February 5, 2020

For the second time in their Ramaz careers, the sophomores embarked on their grade Shabbaton in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Following a grade-wide davening and a small breakfast, the students headed out to the buses. Coming out of a difficult two-test week, the sophomores finally realized that they had ...

Channukah at Ramaz

Channukah at Ramaz

Joyce Salame ’23

February 5, 2020

Chanukah at Ramaz is an exciting time for both students and faculty, with days full of trips, chesed projects, and inspiring programming meant to elevate the spirit of the holiday. This year, Chanukah coincided with winter break, so all Chanukah activities took place during the last week of school in Dece...

Band Director Oded Lev-Ari Nominated for Grammy

Band Director Oded Lev-Ari Nominated for Grammy

Taylor Roslyn ‘21

January 19, 2020

Over the past few years, students in the Ramaz Band have had the opportunity not just to dream of becoming stars, but to play with one too. Oded Lev-Ari, the band’s faculty advisor, was nominated for the most prestigious award in music—a Grammy. Oded joined the Ramaz music department 15 years ago a...

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