The Heschel Blog
May 28, 2019
Grade Seven Zericha Civics Project

For the Grade 7 Zericha Civics project, we decided that we wanted to help the elderly. We made activity booklets that included crosswords and word searches. We went to the Terrace Gardens, a senior’s home, met some wonderful residents and worked on the booklets together. While working on the booklets, we had a chance to …

May 28, 2019
Junior High is Making Fundraising FUN

The Communications committee, a part of the student council dedicated to making the Heschel Yearbook, has been working diligently throughout the year to ensure that our 2018-2019 yearbook is the best it can be. Remarkable student leaders along with staff and committee members have spent their time and effort to create and personalize this phenomenal …

May 08, 2019
Holocaust  Memorial – יום השואה

Last week, the grade eight class lead a commemoration in honour of the six million Jewish people who perished in the Holocaust. The sad and poignant ceremony was attended by students in grades 5 to 7 as well as parents and friends in our community. After the ceremony, grade 8 students presented their memorials of …

May 08, 2019
Grade Eight Diversity Workshop

On Tuesday, April 29, our Grade 8 class participated in a diversity workshop with Grade 8 students from the As Sadiq school. As it is an Islamic school, we discussed the differences between Judaism and Islam, and we were able to learn a lot about each other’s cultures and beliefs. We also engaged in different …

March 29, 2019
Pay it Forward Purim

On wednesday, March 27, the grade seven and eight students along with their parents and teachers participated in Pay it Forward Purim. Pay it Forward Purim is a program created by Ve’ahavta and the House where the participants distribute Mishloach Manot to the  homeless. These packages included, warm clothing, food and a meaningful message created …

March 28, 2019
Grade Eight Drum Making Workshop

On Monday the grade eight class participated in an incredible four- hour drum making workshop. It was exhausting but the end result was worth it. We tied the pieces of the drum together, decorated the handle, and even created a drum sounder. We were guided by Rick Monaco who has been a music educator and …

March 27, 2019
Junior High Debate Tournament

On March 12, the Junior High Debate  Team competed in the Jewish Day School Debate Tournament. This was the first year debating in front of a crowd for us.  We really did not know what to expect and ended up having a fun time.  We learned many useful skills that helped us with practice debates …

March 27, 2019
Purim

This year for Purim, the Grade 7 class led the Purim festivities for grade 5, 6, and 8 students. In preparation for these Purim festivities, Grade 7 students matched each Purim character to a modern figure in their LA classes. The students based the activities on the character traits of the Purim characters and modern …

March 01, 2019
Zimriya

This past Sunday was Zimriya, and the Junior High choir performed 2 songs: a mashup between Prachim Bakaneh (Flowers in the barrel) and Sunshine, and a mashup between Hakol Od Lefanai (Everything is still before me) and Brave. They sounded amazing!. The Elementary also performed two songs: Stand by Me and Or Gadol (Big light). …

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