Heschel Hive Blog
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November 26, 2021
Message from Moreh Greg

In this week’s parshat—Parshat Veyeishev—we learn the important middah: “Remember those who have helped you.” So often in our lives, it is easy to think that we have achieved our accomplishments all on our own, forgetting those who have helped us along the way. This is what happened to Pharaoh’s cup-bearer—one of Yosef’s cell mates …

November 26, 2021
Student Scene: Grade 6 Build a Sukkah Project

Our Student Scene column explores Heschel through the eyes of our students. This peak at school happenings comes from Grade 6 students, who show us their finished sukkah project. To learn more about their process, click here.

November 24, 2021
Get Your Meme On! Enter Heschel’s New Monthly Meme Contest

OK, Heschel students, it’s time 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, December 3 for the chance to win a fun prize. On Monday, December 6, we will post …

November 19, 2021
The Heschel Gallery: Grade 3 Experiential Art

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! Inspired by the temporal artworks of …

November 18, 2021
The Toronto Heschel School Wins Readers’ Choice Award in the Toronto Star!

  Earlier today, The Toronto Star announced that The Toronto Heschel School has won the Gold Award in the Private School category of the The Toronto Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Given the wide competition across the city among many fine private and independent schools, this honour reflects the all-around excellence of Heschel’s unique educational offerings and the community’s passion and …

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November 18, 2021
Message from Moreh Greg

This week’s parashah Vayishlach is about “optics”—about how we see. At first glance, it describes Ya’akov’s reconciliation with his brother Esav. This parshah teaches us how a change in optics—from being seen to seeing—is key to Ya’akov’s maturation as a leader.   After twenty-one years, Ya’akov prepares to encounter his brother and has in mind their …

November 17, 2021
The Heschel Gallery: Grade 2 “Days of Creation” Project

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! During their first art rotation of …

November 16, 2021
Meet the Community: Ellen Ostofsky

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. This month’s edition features a relatively new member of the Heschel team, Ellen Ostofsky, who joined us in August as our new Director of Development and Community …

November 15, 2021
The Heschel Gallery: Grade 6 Build a Sukkah Project

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! Over the past three weeks, Grade …

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