Posted 05/22/2015 09:44AM
Last week the sixth graders had their overnight trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Philadelphia and the seventh graders spent time in the Albany region. By all accounts, both trips were educational, enjoyable, and successful. Highlights of the sixth grade trip included a visit to the Herr's potato chip factory, and--new on our itinerary this year--a visit to the Shofusu Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Highlights of the seventh grade trip included a tour of the architecturally-rich Capitol Building, and a hike in Thacher State Park, overlooking Albany. Students and teachers alike returned from these trips with positive reports.
Posted 05/20/2015 10:23AM
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School finished in first place in the National K-3 under-800 Championship, their first-ever top prize. The 12-player team moved into first after the second round, and held their lead through the seventh and final round. There were 59 teams in the section.
Posted 05/18/2015 01:30PM
The Heschel Harmonizers, the High School's a cappella group, won the Best Overall Choir category at this year's Kolot Hayam competition. The group also took home several other awards including Talia Cohen's award for most Outstanding Female Soloist.
Posted 05/14/2015 05:52PM
Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal, our students raised tzedakah for The American Jewish Joint Distribution (JDC) Nepal Earthquake Relief fund. We are pleased to share that through creative fundraisers, the Lower, Middle, and High Schools raised over $10,000 to aid Nepal. Thank you to the staff and students for coordinating efforts, and for everyone's thoughtful and generous donations. With our support, the JDC can bring the necessary supplies to help those affected in Nepal.
Posted 05/08/2015 09:53AM
Yesterday we took a break from academics to enjoy Lag Ba'Omer festivities in nearby DeWitt Clinton Park. Activities included a fun relay race that involved running and frisbee-throwing as well as tug-of-war competitions. Mid-morning, the Middle School teachers competed against our students--mostly unsuccessfully... We were glad, however, that at least our students won!