Ramaz

The Communities That Shaped Me

12/22/2015 - 15:13

I credit much of who I am today to the communities of the Ramaz school and Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun. Under the guidance of Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, these two communities have taught me the importance of living a life devoted to learning, Israel and Judaism, and menschlichkeit. In addition to growing up in a community that has shaped my values, I have been fortunate to have been a participant in many Jewish programs that have furthered my passions and interests. One program that has significantly influenced who I am and the causes to which I devote myself in college is The Jewish Week’s Write On For Israel, an intensive two-year high school Israel advocacy program.

Rachel Huebner

For First Time In 100 Years, Outsider Tapped To Lead Looksteins’ N.Y. Shul

08/03/2015 - 20:00
JTA

For the first time in about a century, a rabbi from outside the Lookstein family will lead New York’s storied Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein vowing to rebuild on the night a fire at Kehilath Jeshurun caused major damages. JTA

Expelled From Ramaz, Former Pot Dealer Scores Netflix Hit

Natasha Lyonne, who plays a Jewish ex-heroin addict on 'Orange Is The New Black,' remains connected to her religious upbringing.

06/08/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Natasha Lyonne is the perfect ex-drug dealer to take home to your Jewish mother—after all, the "Orange Is The New Black" actress was expelled from Ramaz, the acclaimed day school on the Upper East Side, for selling marijuana.

Natasha Lyonne stars on new series of Orange Is The New Black. Getty Images

Expelled From Ramaz, Former Pot Dealer Scores Netflix Hit

Natasha Lyonne, who plays a Jewish ex-heroin addict on 'Orange Is The New Black,' remains connected to her religious upbringing.

05/27/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Natasha Lyonne is the perfect ex-drug dealer to take home to your Jewish mother—after all, the "Orange Is The New Black" actress was expelled from Ramaz, the acclaimed day school on the Upper East Side, for selling marijuana.

Natasha Lyonne stars on new series of Orange Is The New Black. Getty Images.

Ramaz Taps Another Outsider

Canadian Eric Grossman to lead elite Modern Orthodox school; succeeds British native Paul Shaviv.

03/16/2015 - 20:00

For the second time in just three years, the Ramaz School, an elite Modern Orthodox preparatory-style school in Manhattan, is bringing in a new head of school.

Rabbi Eric Grossman, who has been named to head Ramaz. Courtesy of Rabbi Eric Grossman

Ramaz Taps An Outsider, Eric Grossman, To Lead Elite Modern Orthodox School

03/11/2015 - 20:00

For the second time in just three years, the Ramaz School, an elite modern Orthodox preparatory-style school in Manhattan, is bringing in a new head of school.

Ramaz Clarifies Advice On Concealing Kipas

Confusion comes in wake of Upper East Side attack.

09/01/2014 - 20:00

When Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, the principal of Ramaz, an Orthodox day school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, first heard about last week’s attack in the neighborhood on a Jewish couple by a mob bearing Palestinian flags, he had an instinctual response. Maybe the male students at his school should consider wearing baseball caps over their yarmulkes when wandering around the neighborhood, he thought.

Our Dinners With Rashid

Talking to Khalidi, the Columbia professor, helped spark productive discourse.

03/03/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

What used to be an internal conversation about the political open-mindedness of the North American Jewish community has recently been playing out in the public sphere.

Khalidi Rashid: Has conducted a long-standing dialogue with Jewish students at Columbia University.  Wikimedia Commons

Ramaz Israel Row Points To Larger Trends

In extending invitation to Khalidi, Modern Orthodox students seen seeking wider view on Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

02/24/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The decision by a prominent Manhattan day school to rescind a speaking invitation offered to an Arab-American critic of Israel, and some students’ online effort to overturn the administration’s cancellation decision, is the latest sign of many young American Jews’ desire for what they consider a more-balanced education about Israel.

Columbia’s Rashid Khalidi, an outspoken advocate of the Palestinian cause, was deemed too controversial to speak at Ramaz.

For Orthodox Women, ‘Catch-22’ On Tefillin

Ritual a difficult taboo to break, even as other gender norms fall; Yeshivah of Flatbush now debating issue for its students.

02/03/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A debate about whether female students should be allowed to pray wearing tefillin at school — one that straddles feminism and Jewish law — has been sweeping the Modern Orthodox world.

In Conservative shuls, it's now common for women to wear tefillin. But in the Orthodox world, it's still taboo. Courtesy of USCJ
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