Inside Heschel High
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Last week, a sophomore celebrated her bat mitzvah during community time on Thursday afternoon. The student, who is part of Heschel's Sha'ar program - designed for students coming to Heschel from outside the day school system - did not have a bat mitzvah along with her peers. In her journey to grow as a Jew, along with coming to Heschel, she finally had her bat mitzvah and read from a sefer Torah on Shabbat, January 19. Unfortunately, most of her peers were unable to attend, as the date conflicted with the Heschel High School Shabbaton. In order to celebrate with her, the entire grade threw her a bat mitzvah-style party, including a photo montage, speeches, delicious food, and trivia about her life.
High School students returned from their Shabbaton this past Saturday evening, but not before an awesome game of Panopoly. Friday was filled with outdoor activities, learning, and bonding, all leading up to a memorable shabbat experience.
Campbell Brown, Facebook's Director for News Partnerships, former NBC News correspondent and CNN prime-time host, and Heschel parent, visited the Heschel High School to discuss news consumption in the era of social media, as well as other relevant topics.
In a panel led by Sara Serfaty and Julia Proshan, Heschel Helios' Editors in Chief, Brown discussed her transition from traditional news outlets to working at Facebook, leading the effort to provide reliable news sources via social media platforms. She addressed the issues with society consuming news from social media, and how she is working to create a transparent, reliable news source at facebook, both on a local level, as well as national and international forums.
The Class of 2018 had the privilege of hearing from Max Melamed (HS '16), Daniella Nevid (HS '15), Hayley Berson (HS '15), Aaron Brandeis (HS '16), and Jack Levy (HS '16) at Heschel's annual Life in College Panel. January 5, 2018. The alumni answered questions about transitions into college and anti-semitism on campus. They spoke about the challenges they face in their current schools and how Heschel prepared them for their college experiences.
The Limudei Qodesh department is back with a discussion on intertwining practices, intellectual challenges, and an atheist teacher.
There was an abundance of joy throughout the holiday of Hanukkah. The Heschel students, faculty, parents, and administration filled each day with learning, light, and of course some latkes. Here are just some of the highlights from the past 8 days.