The Rampage

Food for the Soul: Persian Culture Club Cooks Up Chesed

Food for the Soul: Persian Culture Club Cooks Up Chesed

Samantha Sinensky ’21

May 11, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 chaos and social distancing, a high school student was spotted making “food runs” and delivering food packages to healthcare workers in hospitals throughout New York City. This chesed initiative was spearheaded by Ramaz Persian Culture Club President, Gabby Ostad ’21. Ostad channe...

How Are Students Being Graded?

How Are Students Being Graded?

Isaac Silverman '21

May 11, 2020

With Governor Cuomo’s announcement that NYC schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, there is one question that needs to be answered: how will students be graded? Originally, when Ramaz was let out on March 11, a majority of students thought that students would be returning at some poin...

College Guidance for Juniors Remains Strong

College Guidance for Juniors Remains Strong

Caitlin Levine '21

May 11, 2020

The College Guidance Office has remained active and supportive during this time of social distancing. Throughout the quarantine, the college office has sent many emails to the juniors to ensure they are staying informed and on top of the upcoming college admission process. In addition to the comprehensiv...

Weavers: Knitting Communities Together

Weavers: Knitting Communities Together

Clemi Roth '22

May 11, 2020

Chesed is a word used to describe the love and compassion among humans present in daily life. Helping others is the essential backbone of Jewish life. Even before Ramaz students started going to school, they learned the value of helping their parents and sharing toys with their friends. They were raised...

The Zoom Survey: What Did We Learn?

The Zoom Survey: What Did We Learn?

Nicole Hirschkorn ’22

May 11, 2020

What ever happened to that survey about Zoom classes you took last month? Why are classes still an hour? Why was Monday’s number of classes reduced? According to Ms. Krupka, who was in charge of interpreting the survey results, the student body’s opinions were heavily divided on almost every top...

COVID-19 Attacks Ramaz: the Challenge to Create a New Normal

COVID-19 Attacks Ramaz: the Challenge to Create a New Normal

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 6, 2020

What happens when you wake up one morning to find yourself trapped in a horrific science fiction movie? What happens when, seemingly overnight, your biggest problem goes from your history test tomorrow to worrying whether walking outside will put your life in jeopardy?  As COVID-19 took hold in New York City, the ...

Iced Coffee in the Lunchroom

Iced Coffee in the Lunchroom

Rebecca Silber ’23

April 5, 2020

Spotted: Ramaz girls hovering en masse around a gleaming new addition to the lunch room. No—it’s not an upgraded salad bar or panini maker. This feature, of course, is the school’s new iced-coffee station. The station, complete with a variety of creamers and sugars, is located right near the juice...

Virtual Embrace of Talmud

Virtual Embrace of Talmud

Samantha Sinensky ’21

April 5, 2020

When the hallways are still quiet and the lounges empty, before the Ramaz rush-hour with mass tap-ins and students dashing to various davening locations, a small learning group can be found congregated in the second floor Beit Knesset. Beginning at 7:40 am, the Gemara Yomi program, led by Rabbi Weis...

Comfort During Uncomfortable Times: KJ Goes Virtual

Comfort During Uncomfortable Times: KJ Goes Virtual

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 3, 2020

For many Jews, the center of life is their shul. From a bris, to a bar mitzvah, to a yartzeit, almost every Jewish milestone is celebrated within the four walls of a synagogue. But over the last month, Jews across the religious spectrum have proven that Judaism cannot be defined by a building. Rather,...

Ramaz Choir Takes LA

Ramaz Choir Takes LA

Hannah Dubroff ’21 and Isaac Silverman ’21

April 3, 2020

This past February, the Ramaz Choir took a trip to Los Angeles, California. Accompanied by Director Mr. Henkin as well as Ms. Bernfeld, Ms. Benus, Dr. Rotenberg, and Ramaz alumnae Thalia Sharon, the choir took on LA for a jam-packed six-day singing extravaganza. Over the course of the trip, the choir sang ...

Elie Tahari Brings Fashion To Ramaz

Elie Tahari Brings Fashion To Ramaz

Gabby Ostad ’21

April 3, 2020

The newly-founded Persian Culture Club was honored to welcome world-renowned Persian Israeli Fashion Designer Elie Tahari on January 29. The meeting was well attended by faculty and students alike. “The room was packed with students and teachers,” said Adam Horowitz ’21. “People did not just c...

‘For the First Time in Forever’- A Win For Ramaz At YUNMUN

‘For the First Time in Forever’- A Win For Ramaz At YUNMUN

Nicole Hirschkorn ’22

April 3, 2020

The Ramaz Model United Nations team returned to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Connecticut to participate in the 30th annual Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) conference, ready to take on the challenges they would soon face in their committees.  Organized by the student body of YU for thre...

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