Inside Heschel High
Grade 12 Anatomy students conducted a cow eye dissection lab to observe the structures of the mammalian eye and how they function.
Israeli Diplomat Almog Elijis visited with Grade 12 Hebrew classes to discuss her role as the spokesperson and Consul for Media Affairs at the Israeli Consulate in New York.
Nine sophomores traveled through Vienna, Austria, immersing themselves in a very different kind of Jewish culture than the one they experience in New York. Students visited the old Jewish quarter of the city, palaces, and several museums celebrating the art and music of the city. The group spent one day at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial outside the city, and they met with Viennese Holocaust survivors as well. The Heschel students also formed meaningful connections with fellow sophomores at Zwi Perez Chajes School, a Jewish day school in Vienna, who visited New York City earlier this month.
As part of the Ron Summer Rosh Hodesh program, teaching artists from Alvin Ailey visited Heschel High School to lead a program that taught the students about African drumming and the choreography that goes hand in hand with the rhythm of the music.