The Ramaz family mourns the untimely passing of Ms. Deborah Wrubel, Morah Devorah. For more than 35 years she taught hundreds of children in her kindergarten class. Often she had the children of her students as a second generation teacher. Several years ago she was honored by Ramaz as Educator of the Year. Her service to Ramaz was marked by exceptional wisdom, constant warmth, and unlimited love for the children and their parents. Her soul will forever be bound up in the history of our school.
The funeral service was held this morning Friday, May 17. Shiva will be observed at the home of Ms. Wrubel’s brother, Harvey Wrubel, in Teaneck until Monday. Shiva will continue in Manhattan on Tuesday through Thursday morning. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for addresses and schedule information.
May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
We encourage our students and alumni to leave comments to this post with their memories of Morah Devorah.
To make a contribution to Ramaz in memory of Ms. Deborah Wrubel, please click here.
$1,000 Louboutin shopping spree? Front row Giants tickets? Eight nights in Israel? You can win all of this and more at the Ramaz Parents Council SPRING EVENT!
Wednesday, May 22
Ramaz Upper School (60 East 78 Street, NYC)
Click here to join and share the Facebook event
The Spring Event auction is the Parents Council’s primary source of fundraising for the year. All proceeds help Parents Council support extra Shabbatons, Matza Factory Trips, Shofar Blowing programs, trips, guest lecturers, Project NATAN, and much more.
RSVP now for best ticket bonuses! The night of the event, additional Chinese Auction tickets will be sold at face value.
- $36: 1 Admission + $25 Chinese Auction Ticket
- $72: 2 Admissions + $50 in Chinese Auction Tickets
- $150: 2 Admissions + $100 in Chinese Auction Tickets
- $250: 2 Admissions + $300 in Chinese Auction Tickets
- $500: 2 Admissions + $750 in Chinese Auction Tickets
- $750: 2 Admissions + $1,000 in Chinese Auction Tickets
- $1,000: 2 Admissions + $1,500 in Chinese Auction Tickets
This year’s event will feature a Chinese auction only, with no online bidding or live auction component. Chinese Auction tickets are either $25, $50 or $100 each for a chance to win many fabulous prize packages. Each ticket you buy gets you one chance to win the selected prize.
View highlights of the fabulous prizes online! Many more fabulous prizes will be featured exclusively at the event. If you plan to attend in person, please click here to reserve your event admission package with BONUS Chinese Auction tickets.
Can’t attend? You can still win! Click here to purchase Chinese auction tickets ONLINE for selected packages. You need not be present to win. Online ticket sales close at 5:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 22!
Auction Chair: Ety Shasha
Event Chair: Racquel Hamway
Committee: Michal Basha, Sharon Greengrass, Lisa Low, Ariel Sebag, Esther Symonds, Rachel Vorchheimer
We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, and the Ramaz Middle School will be marking it in many different ways. There will be a special D’var Torah, we’re turning off the lights for a period, and tzedakah will go to an environmental cause. We have a special speaker for the 7th and 8th graders about green, energy-efficient buildings, and the 6th graders will be sharing their biome projects with the 5th grade during lunch. Other activities—both in and out of the classroom—are also planned.
At the suggestion of students, and with the endorsement of the Administration, we are recommending special clothing for Earth Day. All students are requested to wear blue denim bottoms and blue, green, or brown tops. Blue denim is recyclable and the colors for the tops represent the sky and the earth.
The Ramaz Parents Council presents Family Fun Day! On Sunday, April 28th (Lag ba’Omer 2013), from 1:00-4:00 PM, we’re bringing together the entire Ramaz community (students of ALL ages, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff) for this AMAZING day of professionally staffed activities. Rain or shine!
Entrance also includes: * BBQ lunch by Prestige Caterers * Rock climbing * Ziplining * Boating * Miniature golf * Horseback riding * Arts and crafts * Archery * Inflatables (moon bounce!) * Ball pits * Mini train ride * Face painting * Gaga (Israeli Dodgeball) * Parent-child activities * Souvenir backpack * Much, much more!
$25 per person / $125 max per family
Complimentary admission for Ramaz faculty/staff and their families!
Online registration is now open! RSVP now: www.ramaz.org/funday
The Museum of the International Center of Photography’s current exhibition Roman Vishniac Rediscovered brings together, for the first time, four decades of work by an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer.
Vishniac (1897-1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. These celebrated photographs were taken on assignment for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world’s largest Jewish relief organization, from 1935-38. This exhibition, organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton (spouse of Ramaz graduate Daniel Reich ’94), also introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of Vishniac’s work and repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography.
Roman Vishniac traveled throughout Eastern Europe in the years just before the war taking extraordinary photos that have since come to be associated with the standard of Jewish life that was ultimately wiped out. Yet few are aware of the “secret” behind his photos and what dictated his choices of what to photograph. Now, for the first time, hundreds of his photos have been gathered in one place, including new bodies of work never publicly seen. It’s a collection that some of us have been waiting for years to be exhibited — a fitting conclusion to the Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut commemorations, and a fitting introduction to a world that is no more.
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The Ramaz family is invited (free of charge) to a private viewing and curated tour on Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is very limited and response has already been strong, so please RSVP as soon as possible to Shyla Malloy at email@example.com or 212-774-8000 x6215.
Even after our event sells out, we encourage all Ramaz students and parents to attend the exhibition before it closes on May 5. General admission is $14; $10 students and seniors (with valid ID); free to children under 12. Admission on Friday evenings (5–8 pm) is free or voluntary contribution. The Museum of the International Center of Photography is located at 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd Street) in NYC.
Annual Sam Gyenes Memorial Basketball Tournament
Thursday, April 11
6:45PM – Ramaz vs. YDE
8:30PM – SAR vs. TABC
Upper School Gym
Sunday, April 14
11:30AM Consolation Game
1:00PM Alumni Game
1:30PM Championship Game
Upper School Gym
Sam Gyenes z”l, a member of the class of ’89, died at age 16 at the end of his sophomore year at Ramaz. Sam, his classmates noted in their yearbook, would have asked people to carry on in joy and happiness, touch many lives, look for people in need of friendship and try to build a better world.
Free admission. All Ramaz families and friends are invited to come enjoy the games and support our teams.