The Heschel Blog
February 21, 2019
Nuit Blanche – לילה לבן

Nuit Blanche took place on Saturday, February 9. Many of the grade seven and eight students came to participate. It was a very fun-filled night, with many actives led by our school shinshinim. In addition to this, this year was the first year that we had other shinshinim from other schools that came to help …

February 21, 2019
Junior High Ski Trip

The snow was soft, the sun was shining, the air wasn’t that cold, and the hills were amazing! On Tuesday, the Junior High went on a ski trip to Blue Mountain in Collingwood. All the students, with experience ranging from beginner to expert, were very excited to hit the slopes. We all began with ski …

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 17, 2019
Toronto Heschel School’s Grade 8 Dance 2018 – Libi Bamizrach – לבי במזרח

The poem, “במזרח לבי” – “My Heart is in the East”, was written by Yehuda Halevi during the Golden Age of Spain. In the poem, Halevi expresses that although life in Spain was comfortable, he could not appreciate the joys of his present moment because he yearned so deeply to be in Israel – the …

December 12, 2018
Junior High Soccer Tournament

Last Tuesday the JH girls and boys played in the Soccer Tournament at the Hangar. It was a full day event which ended very well. The boys made it to the playoffs, and the girls made it to the semifinals. The boys got sixth place, and the girls tied for third. All of the Jewish …

November 12, 2018
Junior High Student Council

Junior High Student Elections The Student Council elections took place last week. Heschel offers various student run committees to help our school in different ways. The committees are separated into two categories; the social committees, and the activist committees. The social committees are תרבות (Spirit), תקשורת (Communications) and ספורט (Sports). The activist committees are איכות …

October 26, 2018
Intergenerational Classroom

Intergenerational Learning By: Jessica, Hannah & Emmanuella This past Tuesday, our Grade eight class had the amazing opportunity to visit the elderly residence of Kensington Place on Sheppard. This was one of six times that we will have the opportunity to visit with. It was very meaningful for many of the elders, and for us …

Grade 6, 7, 8
April 20, 2018
Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut Vlog

The Tikshoreth committee interviews Junior High students about yesterday’s Yom Hazikaron Commemoration and Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration.  

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