Inside Heschel High
Heschel High School's Mock Trial team beat The Mount Academy in Esopus, Ulster County, to win the 2023 Mock Trial State Competition. The two squared off in the final round at the James T. Foley U.S. Courthouse in Albany, after beating out six other regional winning teams in the state semi-finals on May 22.
The Heschel Harmonizers Annual Concert brought down the house last night! Parents, students, alumni, faculty, and many other community members filled the theater to watch the game show themed performance, appropriately titled, "Harmonizers Got Talent."
The mock trial team at Abraham Joshua Heschel School in Manhattan is taking nothing for granted in preparing for their first trip to the statewide mock trial championship this month in Albany. The team placed second in the New York City Mock Trial Competition behind Hunter College High School. The top two city teams advance to the state competition in Albany May 21-23.Show less
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds read to Heschel High Schoolers as part of the Edy Rauch Memorial Artist in Residence Program. The groundbreaking poetry she read touched on loss, motherhood, feminism, racism, and family; an engaging and spritely Q&A followed the reading. “There is so much energy in this room,” she said. We are so grateful to have hosted her!
High schoolers got to hear from Holocaust Survivor Sami Steigmann, who survived medical experiments at the hands of the Nazis and survived Mogilev-Podolsky, a labor camp Transnistria, Ukraine. His advice to the young people: "NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER LOSE HOPE and enjoy the life you’ve been given.