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The Student News Site of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy


The Student News Site of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy


The Student News Site of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy


Elia Ellis

Elia Ellis, Writer

Elia Ellis is a sophomore at HBHA, and this is her second year of publications. She enjoys playing volleyball, dancing, and cooking in her free time. She is looking forward to writing articles and taking photos for Rampage. This year she will also be the EIC of HBHA’s yearbook Chronicles. Elia is excited to be a part of the publication team in the 2023-24 school year.

All content by Elia Ellis
Attendees of IC from the Mid-America region (Kansas City, Minnesota, St. Louis, and Omaha) get together to take a picture showing their love for BBYO.

Look at all Those Jews: the Experience of Jewish Teens at International Conventions

Elia Ellis, Writer April 12, 2024

Between the 15th and 25th of February, 2024, there were two large international conventions for Jewish teens worldwide. The first convention was B’nai B’rith Youth Organization’s (BBYO) International...

Gabrielle Sosland reading Torah during Thursday morning services.

How I’d Like to Start My Day at HBHA

Elia Ellis, Writer November 15, 2023

After coming back to school this August, the HBHA high school Egalitarian Prayers Minyan learned that it was going to have a totally different look this year.   While talking to the school Rabbi...

Flacks teaching 11th and 12th graders Jewish studies class, preparing them for their trip to Israel in the spring

Zohar Flacks is HBHA’s New High School Principal

Elia Ellis, Writer October 15, 2023

If you are walking the halls of HBHA this year, you might notice one major change from last year: Zohar Flacks will be taking on the role of HBHA’s high school principal.    Flacks was first...

Ms. Renee, Avital, and Elia recreating Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and Hear No Evil phrase
while exploring Lincoln Center on their weekend off. Image by Ethan Hobbs

HBHA’s Time at the CSPA Conference: New York

Elia Ellis, Writer May 19, 2023

Last month, HBHA RampageWired staff attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) conference at Columbia University in New York, N.Y. for the first time. That weekend, they also attended the...

The first thing HBHA changed to blue was the school logo. Image by Elia Ellis.

Maroon or Blue: Is HBHA Changing the School Colors?

Elia Ellis, Writer March 12, 2023

This semester at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) there has been one topic every student has been talking about:  HBHA’s school colors slowly changing from maroon to blue.   HBHA’s Head...

The 4th and 5th graders singing for all their families at the winter showcase. Photo by Elia Ellis.

A Look Into Lower School’s Winter Showcase

Elia Ellis, Writer February 17, 2023

This year, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) held its 6th annual lower school Winter Showcase on Thursday, Jan. 19. During the Showcase three grades took part: third-graders, fourth-graders, and fifth-graders.   HBHA...

Coulibaly smiles as she teaches her students math. Image by Elia Ellis.

A New Face To Lower School Halls: Djeneba Coulibaly Joins the Team

Elia Ellis, Writer December 9, 2022

This year, the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) welcomes several new teachers to join their teaching team in the 2022-23 school year. One of the new faces you might have the chance to see walking around...

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