The Heschel Blog
May 07, 2021
UJA’s Generations Trust Scholarship: An Exciting New Option for an Affordable Jewish Day School Education

The Toronto Heschel School and the UJA are committed to ensuring that every family has the opportunity for their children to receive an affordable Jewish education. Just before Pesach this March, the UJA announced a new scholarship program that aims to lower the cost of Jewish day school tuition for many families who wouldn’t have …

April 27, 2021
Great Camp Options for Heschel Students This Summer

Some parents have asked whether Heschel will be offering summer camp programming again this year.  While we offered several programs to fill a need last summer, there is optimism at this time that summer camps will be running, and thus Heschel does not plan on hosting summer programs in 2021. Jewish Day Camps in Toronto …

March 22, 2021
Raising the Ruach at Heschel

This year, the Tarbut committee has creatively and safely accomplished our goal of raising the ruach at Heschel. One of the ways we did this was through creating different Spirit Days. We had a week full of fun spirit days including Twins Day, Pajama Day, and Among Us Day. Currently, we are planning Music Day …

February 06, 2020
Havdalah on Ice

On January 25, 2020, we had our annual Havdalah on Ice at the Scotia Bank Pond in Downsview Park. Havdalah is a Jewish ceremony marking the end of Shabbat. The prayers and rituals are done once it gets dark outside every Saturday night. At the event, the school community waited until dark and then celebrated …

September 04, 2019
PJ Plus Shabbat Class

Looking for a Shabbat class for your little one this fall? Please join us at Heschel for a PJ Plus Shabbat Class, where children aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents, grandparents or caregivers participate in a fun and meaningful program with a specially designed curriculum based on PJ Library books! Fridays at …

June 19, 2019
Heschel’s Head of School Wins Education Award; CJN Article

The Toronto Heschel School is attracting “international attention in the education field”. Our Head of School, Greg Beiles, has been selected by the U.S.-based Covenant Foundation as a recipient of the 2019 Covenant Award, which is among the highest honours in the field of Jewish education. To read more in this week’s CJN, click here.

June 05, 2019
Winner of the 2019 Covenant Award!

We are thrilled to share some very exciting news. Our Head of School, Greg Beiles, has been selected by the U.S.-based Covenant Foundation as a recipient of the 2019 Covenant Award, which is among the highest honours in the field of Jewish education. Each year, The Covenant Foundation honours and celebrates three exceptional Jewish educators who have …

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 20, 2019
Heschel Garden Master Plan

Hi everyone! If you have not heard, on Wednesday, May 22nd, we will be having a public forum to talk about the Heschel garden “Master Plan”. What is this exactly? It all started about a year ago. A small group of Heschel parents got together and started to discuss what the garden could look like …

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