Posted 05/27/2016 05:41AM
Students from the Lower School and the High School came together for a concert to celebrate Lag Ba'omer.
Posted 05/27/2016 05:27AM
The seventh grade trip to the Hudson Highlands and Albany offered an enjoyable and educational experience focused on the outdoors and community-building.
Posted 05/25/2016 02:22PM
Towards the beginning of this week's parsha, we read about the Sabbatical year and the Jubilee year. We are taught that at the arrival of the Jubilee year, we are to sound the Shofar (on the 10th of the 7th month). The sound of this Shofar is interwoven with the word Dror - translated as freedom. Reflecting on a verse from Jeremiah that also uses the word Dror, Martin Buber reminds us that those who expect freedom for themselves but do not grant freedom to others are punished by God. In other words, Buber urges us to remember that Freedom is not something we demand for ourselves, it is a right we secure for others.
Posted 05/13/2016 09:03AM
The entire community gathered on Thursday to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut. Whether it was the Early Childhood children setting up a shuk for other divisions to visit, the Lower School students rotating through simulations including a bike tour around the country and a bedouhin tent drum circle, the Middle School's Israeli dance competition or the High School's Chaggigah - there was an incredible spirit of celebration throughout the Heschel School. The day was filled with joy, energy, music, dancing, fun -- and a real love of Israel. You can view more photographs of the day here.
Posted 05/05/2016 02:38PM
Witness Theater is an innovative intergenerational program that connects high school students with survivors of the Holocaust. Over the course of the past year, the group has been developing immeasurable trust and understanding as the survivors shared their stories which have been honored and transformed into this incredible performance by student from Heschel and Trinity.The Heschel Holocaust Commemoration Committee also prepared a moving presentation that was on display throughout the school. The monitors in our school presented a moving and compelling slideshow of our community's story and relationship to the Shoah.