Ramaz Seniors to Work in Study Programs Including the JTA

At the annual senior dinner of the graduating class of Ramaz School, the administration, faculty and Board of Trustees of the school said farewell to 19 young men and women who will be leaving in April for a four-month volunteer period on Kibbutz Yavneh in Israel. These youngsters are paying their own way and giving of their own time to work on the kibbutz as replacements for men and women currently serving in Israel’s armed forces.

This voluntary effort in Israel is part of the larger Senior Work Study Project upon which all Ramaz seniors embark in April. May and June of their senior year. The 59 members of the graduating class will be working in various educationally productive occupations without monetary compensation.

These occupations include, among others, research in hospitals and medical schools, computer programming, assistance in the conducting of social surveys, and editorial work at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Eileen Kaufmann and Judy Kuper, the two students who will be working at JTA during the last two weeks in April and all of May, will be involved in regular newsroom work including interviews, rewrite, covering meetings and taking news stories over the phone.

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