Heschel Hive Blog
January 28, 2022
MLK/Heschel Spirit Week

This week at Heschel, we celebrated the work and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. King Jr. was an American Civil Rights leader who dedicated his life to achieving equality for people of all colours. He organized a number of peaceful protests, including the March on Washington in 1963. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel supported King …

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 …

December 10, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: SK Students Explore Measurement

“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 SK teachers Heather Moskoske and Hayley Pollak about how their students have been exploring the concept of measurement, interlinked with growing …

December 03, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: From Olives to Olive Oil—A Miracle!

“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 JK teacher Rena Cohen about how JK students made olive oil for Chanukkah, learning that when God and people work together, …

November 12, 2021
The Heschel Gallery: “Creations Come Together to Make New Creations”

The Heschel Gallery is a new Heschel Hive column that will appear at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It will feature students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This will be a wonderful way to be able to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! Over …

January 22, 2021
Reading to the Grade 1 Students

Two weeks ago the grade eight students had an opportunity to read to the Grade 1 students and do an art activity with them. At The Toronto Heschel School, we believe the connection between older and younger students is important. This is a fun way for younger students to make friendships with older ones and …

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April 01, 2019
JK Sharing from the Art Room

After exploring the potential of seeds and plants created on Day 3 of Creation, the JK’s explored their own potential in many ways, one of them took place in the art room. To express their learning and knowledge the students used their artistic potential: their choice of line, shape and colour, as well as their …

February 11, 2019
Havdalah on Ice 2019

On January, 26 2019, we had our annual Havdalah on Ice at the Scotia Bank Pond in Downsview Park. At the event, the school community took part in celebrating a weekly ritual. Havdalah is a weekly ceremony marking the end of  Shabbat. The prayers are said once it gets dark outside on Saturday night. Everyone …

January 25, 2019
Environment Week

This week was Environment Week, an annual event organized by the Environment Committee. Environment Week is always the week of Tu Bishvat; the birthday of the trees. On Environment Week, we organize nature, Tu Bishvat, and conservation related activities. At recess, students are invited to participate in activities such as blind taste tests, energy bike …

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