Ramaz

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.

06/09/2015
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.

05/28/2015
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.

03/17/2015

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

03/12/2015

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.

09/02/2014

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.

03/04/2014
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.

02/25/2014
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.

02/04/2014
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

Ramaz Would Permit Girls To Wear Tefillin

SAR High School is allowing girls to wear phylacteries during morning minyan, and Ramaz would do the same, if asked.

01/21/2014
Staff Writer

Following news that the Modern Orthodox SAR High School is now allowing girls to wear tefillin during morning prayer, the principal of Ramaz, a similar institution, said he’d be happy to do the same — should anyone ask.

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

Hard-Hit Schools Getting Help

Ramaz ‘adopting’ Mazel school in Brighton Beach in twinning effort; L.A. philanthropist donates $1 million 20 area schools.

11/20/2012
Associate Editor

Just 20 miles separate Ramaz and Mazel, two co-ed Orthodox day schools whose names, when rendered in Hebrew, are but one letter apart. But in many ways the two institutions could not be more different. With over 1,000 students, a 75-year history and an Upper East Side address, Ramaz serves some of New York’s most affluent Jewish families.

Brighton Beach’s Mazel Day School was severely damaged  by flooding.
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