Heschel Hive Blog
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 …

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 …

January 24, 2019
SK Drumming Workshop

This Thursday SK students participated in a drumming workshop led by Ora Goldin, the founder of Living Rhythm Canada, that focused on exploring and expressing feelings. Students took part in a mindfulness exercise where they listened to drumming with their hand on their heart and focused on both what they were feeling and where they felt it …

December 03, 2018
Putting the Garden to Bed

Putting the Heschel Garden to Bed! “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass …

November 15, 2018
Early Years Playground Opening

New Early Years Natural Playground at Heschel! Yesterday marked the grand opening of Heschel’s Early Years Natural Playground! This all-season space was thoughtfully designed to help our students develop socially, emotionally and physically, to build ecological awareness, to enhance problem solving skills, and to inspire joy, creativity, and wonder. Did you know that: “Time in …

November 09, 2018
When We Separate, We Can See (Create) New Possibilities

The current JK generative topic is: When we separate, we can see (create) new possibilities הפרדה – פתח לאפשרויות חדשות   The Torah teaches us that on Day 2 of Creation, God separated between the water above (שמים) and the water below (מים). As a result of this separation, new creations became possible. As part of …

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