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At the end of the year breakfast, the High School community took a moment to bless the graduating seniors who will be spending the upcoming year, or more, in Israel. This year, there are a record twenty five graduating seniors who will be taking part in eighteen different programs. Four students will be serving in the Israel Defense Forces, while the others will be on the following programs: Aardvark, Big Idea, Bnei Akiva Kivun, Hebrew University, Hevruta, Kivunim, Mechinat Beit Yisrael, Mechinat Kol Ami, Mechinat Otzem, Mechinat Tavor, Midreshet Harova, Midreshet Torah V'Avodah, Midreshet Torat Chessed, Nativ, Tel Aviv University, Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi, and Young Judaea Year Course.
The Class of 2018 received their diplomas during a powerful ceremony at John Jay Auditorium. The commencement offered words of wisdom from students, faculty, and administration, and also included musical renditions of Arik Einstein's "Uf Gozal," and Jamie Houston's "Every Day." Arik Einstein.
Grade 12 students and their families gathered for the annual Senior Dinner. The soon-to-be graduates helped prepare the meal, served the food, set up the room, and delivered heartfelt remarks to honor and thank their parents for the many years of education and support that they provided for them.
Heschel Seniors have been interning around the city over the past several weeks as part of their Grade 12 program. Students have been working at both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Examples of placements include Bellevue Hospital, Wild Bird Fund, pediatrician offices, Conde Nast, Harlem Grown, Museum of Natural History, and the Forward.