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Grade 1 Hears About Heschel From Shira Nadich Levin

In what has become an annual tradition, Grade 1 students interviewed Shira Nadich Levin, Executive Committee Member, past Board President, and mother of Lower School specialist Gideon Levin (MS '96). The program gives the children a window into what life at Rabbi Heschel's home was like as Shira was a close friend of Susannah Heschel, Rabbi Heschel's daughter. Shira spent a great deal of time in the Heschel household and was able to see first hand what Rabbi Heschel was like as a father.

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Lower School Gathers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly

The Lower School gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday with an assembly about the Civil Rights Movement. The choir sang "Kumbaya", a song that became associated with the Civil Rights Movement and was popularized when Joan Baez sang it at many different demonstrations throughout the 1960's. Grade 4 presented their work on metaphors in Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech. Grade 5 students shared a video, which they created after learning the stories behind iconic Civil Rights photos. Heschel's founder, Peter Geffen, talked about the power of words and how words can create change.

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