Opening Minds, Bridging Differences, Living Jewish Values.


 

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.

 

1-610 celebrated reading and writing at their Publishing Party. Children sang songs about what they learned over the course of the year, and then held a "meet the author" event as parents read their children's work.

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 "Scared 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.

High School students visited the United Nations for a special exhibition marking 40 years of peace between Israel and Egypt. The group heard from Danny Danon, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the United Nations, and Mr. Herzi Makov, President of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The program featured history and information about the leadership and courage of Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Anwar Sadat.

 

Grade 2 students have been learning all about New York City. The NYC Celebration is the culmination of their studies. 2-607 performed interpretive dances of landmarks that they researched, sang a medley of songs, and presented their research to parents, siblings, and faculty.

1-609 celebrated reading and writing at their Publishing Party. Children sang songs about what they learned over the course of the year, and then held a "meet the author" event as parents read their children's work.

 

Grade 2 students have been learning all about New York City. The NYC Celebration is the culmination of their studies. 2-604 and 2-606 performed interpretive dances of landmarks that they researched, sang a medley of songs, and presented their research to parents, siblings, and faculty.