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.

Grade 2 students commemorate receiving their first siddur with a ceremony that incorporates their questions and thoughts about prayer. The students will use the siddur for tefillah (prayer) throughout their years at Heschel