Posted 02/23/2015 04:06PM
The Heschel High School is pleased to present the American musical theater classic Fiddler on the Roof, with 35 of our students and a live orchestra, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the show's debut on Broadway and the high school's bar mitzvah year. Performances are on Sunday, March 15th and Monday, March 16th at 7 PM. Invite your friends and family!
Posted 02/27/2015 10:18AM
Our readjustment to school this week was speedy; by Tuesday, memories of the February Break were becoming dimmer as our minds quickly filled with new ideas, goals, and projects! This week, sixth graders continued their study of Nisim v'Niflaot (Miracles and Wonders) by Leah Goldberg. The book tells the story of a chance encounter between two people that leads to a meaningful friendship; this friendship changes the lives of several children, their elderly neighbor, and a talented monkey.
Posted 02/26/2015 02:57PM
Eleven members of the 10th grade class, along with faculty members Aviva Perlman and Lisa Inberg, spent Februrary Break in Vienna, Austria as part of the annual Heschel/Vienna Exchange program. The program involved exploring many aspects of Vienna, both Jewish and secular.
Posted 02/25/2015 05:31PM
Every year in Kindergarten we look forward to celebrating the Jewish holidays with fun and engaging activities that reinforce the children's Jewish identity and connect them to their wonderful heritage. Recently we dedicated our efforts to bringing Tu B'shvat and the spirit of renewal and environmental awareness to the classroom. During meeting times, we discussed the three important R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. During story times, we have read some fun and informative books about this topic, including The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden. We also asked the children to bring in any empty bottles or similar items from home, in order to collect recyclable materials in our classrooms to be used for projects. The children have loved placing these items into our boxes, as well as hearing about the items brought in by their peers.
Posted 02/25/2015 03:29PM
To celebrate their American heritage this year, the 5th Graders held an exposition on early American history. The students were asked to choose from a wide range of topics, spanning from the Revolutionary War to Ante-Bellum United States. Some children examined the lives of important historical figures, such as George Washington, Dolly and James Madison, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglas.