Posted 01/23/2015 12:14PM
This was a landmark week for us at the Heschel Middle School, as we successfully produced our first-ever musical production, "Annie, Jr." It was a spectacular show, requiring phenomenal teamwork and months of rehearsal time. Congratulations to our cast, crew, and directors on three "sold-out" performances this week.
Posted 01/22/2015 04:10PM
We were so fortunate to have a visit from world-renowned artist and author, Hanoch Piven, in the lower school library and art rooms this week. Piven is the author of a number of picture books including My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks and What Presidents Are Made Of, and creates his art from found objects, or, as he calls it, "junk."
Posted 01/19/2015 07:38PM
The Heschel Middle School gathered Friday, January 16th to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each advisory in the Middle School committed to fulfilling service projects this year as a way to honor the words and actions of our school's namesake Rabbi Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Posted 01/16/2015 02:53PM
At the start of our week we took time from our morning Tefillot to discuss the recent terror attacks in Paris, and to keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers. Many of our students have friends and family in France, and knowing this added to the depth of our conversations and cast a serious tone on our week. Toward the end of the week, many of us signed letters of support which will be sent to leaders of the French government and Jewish community.
Posted 01/15/2015 05:24PM
On Tuesday afternoon, the entire student body and faculty in the high school gathered to mourn the lives lost in Paris last week. We read aloud the names of the four Jewish men who were murdered in the kosher market before Shabbat. Celine Clerfeuille, the World Language Department Head and French citizen, read aloud the names of the writers, artists, and staff at Charlie Hebdo who were killed. We spoke aloud some words of tehillim (psalms), traditional words that fill our mouths when other words fail to convey adequately the pain, the shock, and the moral outrage that we are feeling.