Inside Heschel High
Annie Green swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Calhoun by 1 point! Trailing by 2 points, with 7 seconds left, Rose Harnoy quickly advanced the ball up to mid-court and passed it to Annie on the left wing, who drained a three to secure a victory for the Heschel Heat. Big congrats to coach Josh Flug and the Girls' Grade 9 Basketball team, who moved to a record of 4-1.
Juniors got a chance to take a break from their studies and hit the ice as a grade to enjoy the sunny and cold day at Wollman Rink in Central Park!
Heschel High School's creativity shined bright at the annual Celebration of the Arts. Student artwork was displayed throughout the building and student performances rocked the Roanna Shorofsky Theater!
Last weekend, the High School held its annual Shabbaton at the Hilton in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. The weekend was filled with so much laughter, bonding, and learning. On Friday, we began our time together with lunch and circle games followed by our annual theme session. The theme for this year’s Shabbaton was corruptive disruption and our sessions, led by members of the student government and councils, focused on social media, ChatGPT, and a teaching from Rabbi Heschel. After a communal candle lighting to bring in Shabbat, students gathered in Tefillah spaces followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner. Our Friday night programming concluded with learning sessions led by our faculty, grade activities, and Shabbat activities such as the Tisch. On Saturday, students gathered together for services, lunch, and free time. Our afternoon consisted of a full school trivia program, grade activities, and a new Master Class program presented and taught by members of the senior class. We finished our time together with a beautiful musical Havdalah led by the Heschel Harmonizers and our annual game of Panopoly, a multi-media trivia game! Looking forward to next year’s Shabbaton!
The Harmonizers welcomed The New Blue a cappella group of Yale and former Harmonizers musical director Sabrina Zbar ('21) for an inspiring workshop on Thursday. We had a great time swapping performances and learning a jazzy new song together. We especially loved when our own powerhouse singers go to show their chops on the solos! (Another former musical director, Max Grozalsky Wernick, also made a surprise visit.)