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Parents, faculty, administration, and members of the Board of Trustees came together for the Heschel Class of 2019's graduation. The ceremony was filled with moments of nostalgic reflection and inspiring words for what the future holds for each of the graduates. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and their families on this momentous milestone.

Grade 11 Hebrew students have been working on writing monologues and dialogues. They created and acted out short skits and also explored the art of improvisation. The sequence of lessons culminated with a theatrical presentation that the students developed themselves based on a short story about a family preparing for an engagement party. Throughout the entire process, the class developed Hebrew language skills and enriched the sense of community by collaborating and supporting each other during their learning.

 

Heschel High School hosted its sixth annual Model United Nations conference with nearly one hundred students from Jewish and public schools from the tri-state area. The conference provided a forum for debate and international diplomacy centered around issues in the Middle East. The day began with a presentation from Dr. Keren Yarhi-Milo, a Heschel parent and a professor of political science at Princeton. Dr. Yarhi-Milo presented a framework for understanding the choices leaders make and the complications that can result. Over the course of the day, student leaders served as committee chairs, guiding their respective delegates toward compromise and geopolitical solutions to complex problems. HeschMUN concluded with an awards ceremony and with gratitude for all the hard work and support from students and staff alike.

 

The High School's Social Justice Minyan welcomed James Addison and Dennis Barton, two men who were formerly homeless, to speak about their life experiences, how they were able to recover, and what they are doing now to give back to their community and family. James said, "the meaning of life is to find your gifts. The purpose of life is giving those gifts away" when describing how he and Dennis are now living a life of purpose. James and Dennis were joined by Susan Greenfield who edited their stories in the book "Sacred Shelter." James and Dennis also spent time with Grade 4 students where they also heard their stories and had the opportunity to ask them questions.

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