The Heschel Blog
October 21, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: Moon Observation

“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, we hear from Grade 8 teacher Yarden Bourlas, who shares about Heschel’s innovative Grade 8 astronomy unit Space and Time, with deep learning on …

October 15, 2021
Child Study/SEL

As shared with parents in September, our Child Study/SEL team has expanded this year to include School Social Worker, Morah Rachel, and Social Work Student Intern, Morah Emily. Rachel and Emily assist the Child Study/SEL team with their insights and expertise, which may include: Joining Child Study meetings with teachers; Helping students work through conflicts; …

October 15, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: Making Connections Between Hebrew and Arabic

“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, we hear from Grade 8 teacher Elana Moscovitch about a recent visit to her classroom by Heschel’s 2021/22 ShinShinim, with a powerful lesson about …

October 14, 2021
Meet the Community: Greg Austin

Our new “Meet the Community” column will give Heschel families the opportunity to get to know some of the people who make a difference around The Toronto Heschel School. We are kicking off the series with an interview with Greg Austin, our Facilities Services Coordinator.  You may not know Greg as he now works largely …

October 12, 2021
Heschel Named Best Private School in North York!

After being named “Best Private School” in the 2020 North York Mirror Readers’ Choice Awards, Heschel has secured the title again for the second year running! Thank you to everyone who voted and helped Heschel maintain its recognition as the best North York Private school.

October 07, 2021
ShinShinim Bring Israel to Heschel

As part of Heschel’s commitment to Israel engagement and education, we are proud to welcome two new UJA ShinShinim to our school. Ma’ayan Gordon and Semyon Steklov are Heschel’s ninth pair of Israeli teen emissaries, who volunteer for one year to bring Israel to our community. We spoke with them to learn more about their …

September 30, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Heschel

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation reminds us of the importance of the connection between land, language, and community, and the consequences that arise when those connections are severed. Today at Heschel, each class spent time learning about Truth and Reconciliation in an age-appropriate way. To begin, our students learned the significance behind why we …

September 24, 2021
Heschel FAQs: Who you gonna call?

Here we are at the start of a new school year, and Heschel parents, both new and veterans, have lots of questions to ask! At Heschel, we work as a team of teachers, child study specialists, educational leaders, and administrators to provide your children with a meaningful educational experience. Families are important partners in children’s …

September 17, 2021
What’s New with Heschel’s Hot Lunch Program?

As you have probably heard by now, Heschel’s Hot Lunch program is back for the 2021-22 school year! Heschel parents Janis Mussat and Lauren Black have taken on the roles of Lunch Program Co-Chairs and they are introducing some exciting changes for the program. We spoke with Janis and Lauren to learn more. What are …

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