Heschel Hive Blog
June 24, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Grade 8 Human Rights Speeches

“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. In our final post of this column for the 2022-2023 school year, Grade 8 teacher Lesley Cohen gives us some background on the Grade 8 …

June 14, 2022
Student Scene: A Grade 8 Graduate’s Reflections on Heschel

Laurel C., one of our Grade 8 graduating students, will be appearing in Post City Magazine’s “T.O.’s Top Students” feature this fall. In the lead-up to her last week as a Heschel student, we are pleased to give our community a preview of Laurel’s reflections!   Tell us about an educator who has inspired you. …

May 11, 2022
Student Scene: Drum Workshop

In today’s Student Scene, Grade 8 student Ava and Morah Yarden tell us about the drum workshop that took place earlier this week.   On Tuesday, students participated in a drum workshop and created beautiful First Nations hand drums as part of their Art and Civilizations curriculum. Rick Monaco shared different drumming styles as well …

March 04, 2022
Student Scene: Different Ways of Experiencing Tefillah at Heschel

Grade 8 students Bracha, Avner, Eytan, and Jacob share this week’s Student Scene at Heschel. They explain the different ways of experiencing Tefillah at Heschel. At Heschel, each class in Junior High goes through different rotations for morning Minyan. Bracha, in Grade 8, explains that one of the available Minyans is the drama Minyan. It …

Grade 8
March 03, 2022
Student Scene: Grade 8 Ski Trip to Blue Mountain

In this Student Scene post, Amity, Jacob and Sasha give us the highlights of yesterday’s Grade 8 ski trip. The Grade 8 students had the privilege to go on their final ski trip this year to Blue Mountain.  Early in the morning, the beginners got a quick lesson on skiing and everyone was assessed on …

February 16, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Sephardic Food Project

“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, Grade 8 teacher, Elana Moscovitch, shares how experiential cooking connects students to diverse Jewish culture and history. In Grade 8 Civilizations, students have been …

Grade 8
January 26, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: A New Generation Demands Peace: Differing Opinions Create a Whole Nation

“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, our Director of Elementary and Junior High, Edna Sharet, reveals our new Grade 8 Generative Topic.   This week in grade 8 Ivrit, students …

December 16, 2021
Morah Lisa’s Beautiful Art Curriculum

Morah Lisa teaches art to Heschel students in Grades 1-7. She has been teaching at our school for over five years and knows the art curriculum inside out. In every grade, Morah Lisa arranges a unique art project for students to work on. Let’s take a look at some current examples: In Grade 1, students …

December 03, 2021
Meet the Community: Moreh Josh Winestock

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 an interview with Heschel Music Teacher, Moreh Josh Winestock, led by a group of Grade 8 students. With the recording of the Chanukkah …

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