Heschel Hive Blog
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January 21, 2022
Message from Moreh Greg

This week’s parshah​​—Parshat Yitro—is named after Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, the priest of Midian. In it, Yitro says to Moshe: “Listen to my voice and I will advise you.” Yitro advises Moshe to delegate adjudication of grievances so that he does not exhaust himself trying to resolve every case. From this passage, we learn our middat …

January 20, 2022
The Heschel Gallery: Miracles Are in the Changes Around Us

The Heschel Gallery is a Heschel Hive column that appears at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It features students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This is a wonderful way to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! Grade 1 students have been studying …

January 19, 2022
Get Your Meme On! Enter Heschel’s Monthly Meme Contest

OK, Heschel students, it’s that time again to get your meme on! Each month, we bring you a photo of life at Heschel and you come up with clever and creative captions. Upload your captions at THIS LINK by Friday, January 28, for the chance to win a fun prize. On Monday, January 31, we …

Grade 8
January 17, 2022
Meet the Community: Morah Yarden Bourlas

Our Meet the Community blog column gives Heschel families the opportunity to get to know some of the people who make a difference at The Toronto Heschel School. In honour of Tu Bishvat and Heschel’s Environment Week that is taking place now, this month’s edition features Moreh Yarden Bourlas, Grade 8 teacher and environmental education …

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January 14, 2022
Message from Moreh Greg

On Sunday evening, ט”ו בשבת (the 15th of Shevat) in the Jewish calendar, we will celebrate the festival of Tu Bisvhat: The New Year of the Trees! As a gift to the trees, this week’s parshah includes an important teaching about caring for the environment.  Parshat Beshalach recounts the departure of Bnai Israel from Mitzrayim. …

January 13, 2022
The Heschel Gallery: Exploring the Evolution of Hebrew Script

The Heschel Gallery is a Heschel Hive column that appears at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It features students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This is a wonderful way to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! Our Grade 5 artists have been …

January 11, 2022
The Heschel Gallery: Kandinsky-Inspired Triangles

The Heschel Gallery is a Heschel Hive column that appears at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It features students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This is a wonderful way to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! Our Grade 7 cohort recently created …

January 10, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Integrating Nevi’im and Filmmaking at Heschel

“Through the Classroom Window” is an opportunity for teachers to share the inspiring learning that takes place in their classrooms, giving others a glimpse into the heartbeat of the school. Today, we hear from Grade 7 teacher Amir Gershon about how the Grade 7 cohort breathes life into ancient stories, using script writing and filmmaking. …

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January 07, 2022
Message from Moreh Greg

This week we find ourselves in the midst of Parshat Bo, and therefore in the midst of עשר-המכות (eser hamakot), the ten plagues God brought upon Egypt. Parshat Bo recounts the last three of the plagues, the second last of which is חשך (choshekh) — darkness. The choshekh that God brought upon Mitzrayim wasn’t regular …

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