Posted 02/12/2016 09:29AM
What would it mean to physically touch God, to be touched by God? The image on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel where God and Adam are touching - or come as close as possible without touching - is enticing. Is this a notion that in modern times, and in Judaism in particular, we could even contemplate?
Posted 02/11/2016 04:01PM
Cheers of joy came from the boat bound for Ellis Island as The Statue of Liberty came into view. The passengers? Heschel's fourth graders! Our fourth graders recently experienced what it might have been like for the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island many years ago. The students' study of the great waves of immigration to America culminated in an Ellis Island simulation.
Posted 02/05/2016 12:36PM
The Heschel High School Inter-faith club visited the United Nations with students from LaSalle Academy to view the "Holocaust by Bullets" exhibit. After viewing the installation, students from both schools met in a conferece room at the U.N. to discuss their reactions to exhibition.
Posted 02/04/2016 08:49PM
In honor of Eliezer ben Yehudah, our Middle School students participated in a multi-part competition that focused on Hebrew vocabulary--antonyms, synonyms, and spelling. Students started the competition in their own Hebrew classes, and the next round of competition was with the entire grade
Posted 02/04/2016 02:18PM
The Heschel Harmonizers gave a stunning performance at Nashir, SAR's annual choir festival. Watch the Harmonizers' sing two pieces arranged by Heschel students.