Posted 11/26/2014 11:10AM
Family. Dogs. My iPad. Mom. Not having to want. School. Health. Waffles. Love. Friends. Soup. Horses. Food and Water. Hamburgers. God. Turkey. Peace and Candy.
There is so much for which we are thankful. And, for the past week, if you entered our school through the doors at 30 West End Avenue, you passed the magnificent Tree of Gratitude that is hanging on the wall of our atrium. Our tree's leaves are filled with the words above and many more, written by our students to express the many things for which they feel grateful. And as I have passed the tree each morning with Thanksgiving approaching, I have pondered the beauty of our children's ability to be thankful for the pleasures of each day alongside the deep gifts of life. Family and Waffles. Peace and Candy.
Posted 11/21/2014 01:08PM
A clear highlight of this week was our Hesed programming. On Sunday, our sixth graders took a lead role in organizing the Heschel blood drive and greeting blood donors; Middle School students were seen volunteering throughout this school-wide Hesed Day. Kol Hakavod!
Posted 11/21/2014 10:22AM
Short stories are fictional works of prose that are shorter in length than novels. Edgar Allen Poe wrote that a short story should be read in one sitting, anywhere from a half hour to two hours. New in the library is the short story collection by Hilary Mantel, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. She is the author of two Booker Prize winning novels already in our library.
Posted 11/21/2014 10:16AM
For the past few weeks, the 4th grade has been working very hard to organize the Penny Harvest and motivate the entire Heschel community to donate pennies. In the coming months the students will choose the organization that will receive the money they raised.
Posted 11/20/2014 02:32PM
As an American Jewish teenager, I visited Israel twice, have multiple friends living there, and pay close attention to what is going on in the country. Yet, I have always felt like my connection to Israel was lacking something. After going to the AIPAC High School Summit in Washington D.C. as part of the Heschel delegation, I can gladly say this has changed.