Lower School Updates
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.
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.