The Rampage

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Matt

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 25, 2019

In line with Ramaz’s annual theme, “Ramaz 2020: See different,” Ramaz has hired a new athletics director, Mr. Eli Katz, as well as a new boys’ gym coach, Matthew Ospala. Coach Matt, as he is called, graduated from Bergen Community College in Paramus NJ, with an associate's degree in sports management...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Yael Landau

Rebecca Massel ’21

September 25, 2019

Ms. Yael Landau, a new Ramaz teacher, is excited to be back in a Jewish environment, teaching her favorite subject: math. She feels welcomed in the Upper School and is looking forward to teaching and learning from students. To introduce her to Ramaz, the Rampage interviewed her and learned more about her....

Freshman Orientation: The Start of a New Beginning

Freshman Orientation: The Start of a New Beginning

Andrew Spielfogel '23

September 25, 2019

It wasn’t just the start of a new year. It was the start of a new chapter, a new school, new friends, and new challenges. On Tuesday September 3, the freshman class of 2023 convened on 78th Street for freshman orientation. Their journey was just beginning. As the freshman entered the building, they w...

No Health Class This Year?

No Health Class This Year?

Tammy Palagi ’21

September 25, 2019

As of now, there is no health class at Ramaz and in its place is a ‘mental health’ free period. Ms. Axel, the previous health teacher, began teaching health at Ramaz in 2014 and developed a curriculum well suited to the needs of a Ramaz Upper School student. In freshman year, students learned about sl...

What in the World?

What in the World?

Rachel Freilich ’23

September 25, 2019

Every September, Ramaz Upper School students look forward to reconnecting with old friends and teachers. These students also eagerly await changes that are made in the curriculum and student policies, often stemming from feedback from the prior year. Yet as many surprising new changes were revealed durin...

DonorsChoose Basketball Tournament

DonorsChoose Basketball Tournament

William Kremer ’21

September 19, 2019

Usually, students are eager to get home after the conclusion of a long day at school, but not on orientation day. After the Ramaz student body was welcomed back to school, Jack Fisher ’20, and Sophia Kremer ’20, hosted a charitable basketball tournament that raised money and awareness for DonorsC...

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