Inside Heschel High
The Heschel Model UN team attended Yeshiva University’s Model UN Conference in Stamford, Connecticut. The students represented the Nation of Hungary’s position on a variety of committees including the Middle East Summit, the Outer Space Committee, and the International Criminal Court Committee. The students did a great job stepping out of their comfort zone, getting involved in committee conversations, and representing Heschel.
The Grade 12 Robotics class, taught by Stephen Lewis, designed automatons, or self-propelled machines. designed to automatically follow a sequence of operations, or respond to predetermined instructions. They each designed and built their own unique projects that utilized gear sequences, rotary motion that was transformed into linear motion, and other important features of modern machines.
Heschel High School had close to 200 students displaying and performing their artistic talents and passions in a really inspiring, openhearted, supportive and communal manner at the annual Celebration of the Arts.
Heschel High School welcomed Dr. Daniel Kurtzer, professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt (under President Clinton and George W. Bush) and to Israel (under President Bush), to speak at Hachana L’Shabbat, the High School’s weekly communal gathering. Dr. Kurtzer spoke about the history of the war that brought us to Day 112 since October 7. He gave an insider’s view that provided a deeper understanding of what Israel knew about Hamas’s plans, and discussed what Israel might have done differently in the months and years before October 7.
As part of the activities before Shabbat on the High School Shabbaton, a group of students and teachers prepared table centerpieces in honor of the hostages being held by Hamas. Each centerpiece included yellow paper flowers and names of 4 hostages. Each vase was wrapped with yellow ribbons (the symbol of captivity) and included the "Ahenu kol beit Israel" prayer. These centerpieces, now in the High School dining room, created a meaningful way to enter Shabbat and continue to spread hope within the High School community.