Posted 12/19/2014 11:46AM
This week we celebrated Hanukkah at Heschel and filled our school with joy and light! From Nursery through High School, our students celebrated with music, dancing, tefillah, tzedakah, study, and, of course, jelly donuts. We listened to the Heschel Harmonizers, danced to the Maccabeats, cheered for our High School bands, and many of us even watched Rabbi Anne Ebersman spin inside a giant dreidel.
Posted 12/19/2014 10:27AM
This has been a remarkable week of school--filled with thoughtful study, beautiful music, delicious treats, and the warming lights of Hanukkah. What a perfect way to usher in the Winter Break!
Posted 12/17/2014 11:49AM
Heschel's third grade students have been pondering the question, "What is culture?" This is no easy feat when you are 8 or 9 years old, particularly when there are over 500 dictionary definitions for the word "culture." First, the students worked together to create their own class definition of culture. Here is one class' definition: "Culture is religion, art, language, music, how people sit, holidays, traditions, dances, instruments, transportation, beliefs, buildings and landmarks, clothes, homes, sports, how people use their bodies and food."
Posted 12/15/2014 01:20PM
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School (www.heschel.org) is an independent Jewish day school named in memory of one of the great Jewish leaders, teachers, and activists of the 20th century and dedicated to the values that characterized Rabbi Heschel's life: intellectual exploration, integrity, love of the Jewish people and the state of Israel, and a commitment to social justice. The Heschel School opened in the fall of 1983 with twenty-eight lower school students and a commitment to educational excellence within a diverse, pluralistic, Jewish environment. Today Heschel is renowned for the values and ethics upon which it was established. The school serves over 800 children, from Nursery through Twelfth Grade, and remains dedicated to its vision of providing a learning environment that exemplifies excellence in education, appreciation of the needs of the whole child, commitment to Jewish life, and responsibility to Jewish and world communities.
Posted 12/12/2014 11:04AM
It was a pleasure to see so many of you at parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and we look forward to seeing many more of you this coming Sunday. Parent-teacher conferences are a wonderful opportunity for our teachers and parents to work in partnership to support our students and children. It is also a chance for both parents and teachers to get to know each other better, and to put a face to a name. We hope that you find these conferences informative and that they help you to gain insight into your child's academic experiences.