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.
Posted 11/14/2014 12:28PM
At this year's HeschelPalooza, Sunday, November 23, in addition to the Book Fair, yoga, and sports, members of the Heschel community can participate in two hesed projects. We welcome children of all ages and their parents, siblings, and friends! We are holding a book drive to benefit the Reach Out and Read program (ROR) at Mount Sinai Hospital's outpatient clinic, which serves mostly low-income families from East Harlem and the Bronx. We'll also be collecting books in excellent condition that you would like to donate. (No adult books, including cookbooks, textbooks and coffee-table books.) You can purchase children's books at the Book Fair and a portion of the proceeds will also benefit Heschel. For more information, visit: www.reachoutandread.org