Posted 04/20/2016 05:52PM
The eighth graders were stars this week, alighting a stage beautifully decorated with magical star-bearing trees, to play the star-crossed lovers of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The production, filled with humor, live musical interludes, dance, and dramatic flair, beautifully captured the romance and dreaminess of Shakespeare's play.
Posted 04/20/2016 05:42PM
15 Heschel Middle School students competed in the Purple Comet Math Meet. Purple Comet hosts an annual on-line international middle school math competition. This is the third year where our Middle School has participated in the event.
Posted 04/19/2016 01:37PM
"Mind the gap." I was recently reminded of this charming warning to not fall between the train and the platform when I read that the voice of England's Underground, Phil Sayer, passed away. Upon reflection, it occurred to me that Pesach - among all our holidays - is when we mind the gap: the generation gap. In fact, even as the Pesach story is unfolding in the Torah, the Israelites are instructed that their children will only partially remember these events, which must therefore be retold. (Ex. 12:26-7) In other words, there is already an awareness that regardless of the magnitude and drama of our Exodus, we would not be able to take for granted that our children would know about it.
Posted 04/19/2016 01:22PM
Several High School students and the entire 7th grade each entered Technion's Rube Goldberg Challenge. The High School took home first prize, winning a 3D printer and scholarships for each participant to Technion. The Middle School's entry was one of the contest's finalist and represented an amazing amount of work and involved each student from the 7th grade.
Posted 04/14/2016 08:34PM
Heschel Fourth Graders displayed family heirlooms and presented the objects' significance and history to the community.
Posted 04/14/2016 02:02PM
The third grades had their Missions to Mars on April 12 and 13. The students had been working on their preparations for weeks, studying about gravity, the red planet Mars, and how astronauts live and work in space.
Posted 04/12/2016 10:11PM
The Heschel Harmonizers performed the National Anthem in front of a sold out Barclays Center for the Nets final home game of the season.