The Rampage

Ramaz Celebrates Israel’s 68th Birthday: The Party of All Parties

Ramaz Celebrates Israel’s 68th Birthday: The Party of All Parties

Elianna Schwartz '17

June 24, 2016


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Ramaz students love Yom Ha’atzmaut. The blue and white cupcakes, dancing in the street, waving Israeli flags, early dismissal… Every year students show up wearing blue and white and bringing with them the most ruach and spirit of the year. “Yom Ha’atzmaut is different from any other chagigah...

Farewell to Maya Schpancer

Oren Oppenheim '16

June 24, 2016


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After being a fixture in the Ramaz office for most of this past year, Maya Shpancer has left Ramaz for a new position at the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a nonprofit organization. The JDC’s website describes itself as “the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization,...

The Odd Couple Review

The Odd Couple Review

Gabriel Klapholz '17

June 24, 2016


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This past month, Ramaz Theater performed its second-semester production, The Odd Couple. The play comically narrates the living situation of two male divorcés – Felix Unger, a neurotic neat freak, and Oscar Madison, a lazy slob who has not paid his alimony for weeks. The performance was not only well...

Yemin Orde and Amal Schols Visit

Gabriel Klapholz '17

June 24, 2016


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Ramaz was privileged to welcome two groups of Israeli students last month. Each group was from an incredibly different background but both expressed an interesting characteristic of the State of Israel. Ms. Benel was responsible for bringing in both groups – one from Yemin Orde Youth Village, which...

RamPo Hosts Ali Kriegsman

RamPo Hosts Ali Kriegsman

Gabriel Klapholz '17

June 24, 2016


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Last month, the Ramaz Politics Society (RamPo) invited Ms. Ali Kriegsman to Ramaz to speak about how American Jewish day schools educate about Israel. She screened her documentary called Between the Lines, which discusses the biases and one-sidedness that commonly characterize Israel education in America...

“Ramaz Renaissance”: An In-Depth Look

“Ramaz Renaissance”: An In-Depth Look

Gabriel Klapholz '17 and Nicole Aboodi '17

June 24, 2016


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The Italian Renaissance began in 14th Century Florence as a cultural movement that sought to rediscover the Classical Period of Greece and Rome. While this development began between 600 and 700 years ago, Rabbi Eric Grossman – our Head of School – currently seeks to lead Ramaz into its own unique...

Ramaz Debuts Election Teach, Encounters Issues

Ramaz Debuts Election Teach, Encounters Issues

Nicole Aboodi '17

June 24, 2016


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This year, Ramaz attempted to change things up for the G.O. election by using a program, called ElectionCenter, crafted by Daniel Cahn in order to improve the voting system. ElectionCenter made voting more accessible for students, as they could vote from their phones, privately and at any time they want....

On the Scent for a Mysterious Scent

Nicole Aboodi '17

June 24, 2016


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As students attend their classes and teachers go through their lessons, the distinct odor of marijuana filters through the air vents and fills the classrooms, hallways and stairwells. For several weeks, this occurrence happens several times a day. It disrupts classes, as well as raises several questions...

May-June Crossword answer

June 15, 2016


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