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We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers.”
-Abraham Joshua Heschel

Heschel creates a pluralistic community of students, faculty, and families from a wide range of Jewish, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Embracing differences demands that we engage each other in meaningful, substantive, and inclusive exploration of Jewish learning and living.

High School Holds Pluralistic Panel With Rabbis From Three Denominations
The High School was joined by three rabbis who lead large congregations in New York City, and, coincidentally, all three have a connection to The Heschel School. Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (Senior Rabbi at Central Synagogue, a Reform Congregation), Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz (Senior Rabbi at Kehilath Jeshrun, an Orthodox Congregation and Rabbi Noam's family Rabbi from Montreal), and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove (Senior Rabbi at Park Avenue Synagogue, a Conservative Congregation) were invited to talk with the students about controversial issues of Jewish practice in modern times.