Opening Minds, Bridging Differences, Living Jewish Values.

Living Jewish Values

“A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.”

-Abraham Joshua Heschel

Heschel cultivates the spiritual lives of our students and nurtures their commitment to Jewish values. Torah study is the wellspring of our Jewish life, inspiring ideas, beliefs and actions, and shaping the way we mark time. Meaningful and reflective daily prayer creates and sustains an awareness of God’s presence in our lives, and provides the framework for joyful celebration of holidays, individual milestones, and communal events. Music, art, food and customs associated with our holidays provide tangible manifestations of Jewish culture, as we immerse ourselves in Jewish tradition and practice within an open and pluralistic framework.

The High School took part in a Tefillah Exploration program for 3 days. Each student chose 1 of 15 different options that allowed them to redefine and discover new ways to spiritually connect to themselves, to God, and with each other. Some of the options included, "Science and Wonder", "Playing the Parsha", "I'm Still Growing Up - Tefillah at Different Ages", "Philosophies of Prayer", "Comic Sketching / Cartooning", "Body and Soul", and more.