Alumni News and Events
Alumni from a range of classes returned to Heschel for the annual Summer Soiree to share memories, catch up on recent milestones, and enjoy a beautiful evening on the roof.
Heschel's class of 2009 gathered for their 10 year reunion. Old friends came together to revisit old memories, flip through their yearbooks, play a game of Heschel Kahoot, and shoot some hoops in the gym. Class of 2010, you're up next!
Alumni gathered for an evening of learning in the home of Dina Ufberg and Sam Goodman (HS '06). The night was led by Rabbi Amy Kalmanofsky, Dean of Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies at JTS, Associate Professor of Bible, and Heschel parent. Kalmanofsky discussed this week's parasha and provided different ways of understanding Joseph's relationship with Jacob, as well as his brothers, and gave room for multiple readings to all those attending.
The Heschel Harmonizers invited alumni to join them on stage to perform some crowd favorites at the annual Spring Concert.
Parents, faculty, alumni, and alumni parents came together for the Heschel Parents' Association annual Challah Bake. The hands-on class was taught by current Heschel parent Katja Goldman and alumni parents Rachel Ringler, and Patty Udell.
The Class of 2018 had the privilege of hearing from Max Melamed (HS '16), Daniella Nevid (HS '15), Hayley Berson (HS '15), Aaron Brandeis (HS '16), and Jack Levy (HS '16) at Heschel's annual Life in College Panel. January 5, 2018. The alumni answered questions about transitions into college and anti-semitism on campus. They spoke about the challenges they face in their current schools and how Heschel prepared them for their college experiences.
Gabriella Kula (HS '06), museum educator for The Jewish Museum, has been visiting Heschel's 2nd grade art classes to teach students about the wonder of textiles. This workshop is correlated to the current exhibition at the Jewish Museum which showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries and illuminates the story of how diverse global cultures have thrived, interacted, and inspired each other for centuries.
Heschel's Homecoming Basketball game was an overwhelming success. The Heat decidedly won the game, with a final score of 86-48. The gym was filled with hundreds of members of the Heschel family - students from each division, over 50 alumni, parents, faculty, and administration. Go Heat!