The Rampage

Ram Couture: An Interview with Apparel Chair Cayla Todes

Ram Couture: An Interview with Apparel Chair Cayla Todes

Samantha Sinensky ’21

December 8, 2019

Among their many unique attributes, Ramaz students are very fashionable, dressing très chic for school. It is not uncommon to find a Ramaz student in the hallways proudly sporting his or her Ramaz apparel, designed by the Upper School’s Apparel Chair, Cayla Todes ’20 along with the G.O.. The first ...

Sanders Foundation Brings Ramaz Students to the New York Philharmonic

Sanders Foundation Brings Ramaz Students to the New York Philharmonic

Zach Buller ’20

December 7, 2019

On Friday, December 6th, a group of eight freshmen and seniors were treated to another event sponsored by the Martin and Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz: a trip to see the New York Philharmonic in action at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Accompanied by Mr....

Alumni Reunite for Yom Iyun

Alumni Reunite for Yom Iyun

William Kremer ’21

December 6, 2019

Every year, Ramaz hosts a day in the fall to welcome alumni back to school to learn with their former teachers, enjoy one more school lunch, and reconnect with friends. Called the Ramaz Yom Iyun, the school’s alumni-focused event geared toward graduates from the classes of 2015-19 takes place each Nov...

Ramaz’s New Jewish Inspiration: Interview with KJ/Ramaz NCSY Director Rabbi Manu Hass

Ramaz's New Jewish Inspiration: Interview with KJ/Ramaz NCSY Director Rabbi Manu Hass

Rebecca Massel '21

December 6, 2019

It can be easy to limit the teachings of Judaism to a set of books. It is easiest to connect to religion and God in Tanach and Talmud class. But Ramaz strongly believes that Judaism can, and should, be much greater than that. The school strives to envelop students in a life of Judaism through Shabbat...

Our Community at Work: Dr. David Serur

Our Community at Work: Dr. David Serur

Tammy Palagi '21

December 6, 2019

Dr. David Serur is parent of Leah Serur ‘21 and a world-class nephrologist, a specialist that focuses on the treatment of diseases that affect the kidneys. On a daily basis he goes to the hospital and visits his patients, always making an extra effort to keep his patients comfortable. His day-to-day beg...

Does Ramaz Have Too Many Assemblies?

Does Ramaz Have Too Many Assemblies?

Rebecca Massel '21 and Charles Spielfogel ’21

December 6, 2019

Everyone knows the excitement of getting a Schoology post that classes are shorter to accommodate an assembly. But, what about when that assembly is during B4, one’s only free period of the week? Throughout the first semester, students have felt that there has been an increase in assemblies: some fo...

Thanksgiving Community, or International Faculty Talk Show?

Thanksgiving Community, or International Faculty Talk Show?

Rebecca Massel '21

December 6, 2019

“A commitment to democracy.” These words can be found on the Ramaz mission statement, which proudly hangs in every classroom and is even painted in the staircase. But what does this core Ramaz value really mean? How can students show their “gratitude to the United States of America”? This p...

Kristallnacht: 81 Years Later

Kristallnacht: 81 Years Later

Gabby Ostad '21

December 6, 2019

As 2019 marks 81 years since the horrific events of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, the number of first-hand account from the night has ever grown fewer. Hearing the stories of survivors is more vital now more than ever. On Thursday, November 7th, Esther Peterseill, a 95-year old Holoca...

College Night Recap: What Every Junior Needs to Know

College Night Recap: What Every Junior Needs to Know

Caitlin Levine '21

December 6, 2019

Fall college night for the parents and students of the Class of 2021 took place on November 20, 2019. Following a half hour of food and drinks, everyone sat to hear tips from the four members of the College Guidance Office: Ms. Dana Messinger, Mr. Rafael Blumenthal, Dr. Edith Honig, and Ms. Abby Davis...

An Award-Winning First Trip to Princeton Model Congress

An Award-Winning First Trip to Princeton Model Congress

Adam Vasserman '21

December 6, 2019

From November 21-24, the Ramaz Model Congress team traveled to Washington D.C. for the annual Princeton Model Congress conference hosted at the Washington Hilton. This event was the culmination of all the hard work and dedication the team has put in since the start of the year. At the conference, st...

Freshman Shabbaton

Freshman Shabbaton

Andrew Spielfogel ’23

December 5, 2019

On a cool November morning, Ramaz first years assembled to depart for their first grade-wide sleepover—the Freshman Shabbaton. The weekend before Thanksgiving, the freshmen got to bond, make new friends and express their appreciation for each other during a weekend devoted to fun activities and ruach. Af...

Varsity Basketball Team Takes L.A.

Varsity Basketball Team Takes L.A.

Caitlin Levine ’21

December 5, 2019

For the second year in a row, the Ramaz Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams travelled across the country to compete in the fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, hosted by Shalhevet High School in beautiful Los Angeles. Although neither Ramaz team brought home the gold, both teams creat...

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