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High School Hosts Pluralism at Work: Prayer at the Heschel School

Heschel High School hosted Pluralism at Work: Prayer at the Heschel School. Participants attended different tefillah (prayer) services for shacharit (morning prayers) which was followed by a discussion about the rewards and challenges of teaching tefillah in a pluralistic setting, facilitated by Rabbi Dahlia Kronish, the Director of Jewish and Student Life for Heschel High School.

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High School Holds Powerful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program

The High School held its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program with a focus on incarceration and criminal justice. Guest speaker Kempis Songster addressed the High School community and then led a session with a Grade 10 Social Studies class. Kempis Songster was imprisoned in 1987 at the age of 15 for murder. Despite his age, he was certified as an adult, convicted of first-degree murder, and received a mandatory life sentence without parole.

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