The Heschel Blog
April 22, 2021
Earth Day Roundup of Heschel’s Exciting Environmental Projects

This year, The Toronto Heschel School’s Environment Committee has worked on many exciting projects. For the past few years, we have also worked very hard to reach Platinum EcoSchool status. On our road to Platinum certification, our first initiative of the year was a Tu B’shvat project in which all members of the Environment Committee …

November 24, 2020
Graduating Students Cement Their Heschel Legacy of Renewal in the Teaching Garden

GRADUATING STUDENTS CEMENT THEIR HESCHEL LEGACY OF RENEWAL IN THE TEACHING GARDEN On a cool and overcast day on October 25th, amid the echoes of the growing Coronavirus pandemic, the 2019-20 grade 8 student graduates were invited back to receive their diplomas and participate in the new Heschel garden initiative, by assisting with the planting …

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 …

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 …

December 03, 2018
Putting the Garden to Bed

Putting the Heschel Garden to Bed! “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass …

May 30, 2017
Garden Guardians

The Heschel Garden needs your help! We are asking each Heschel family to volunteer a minimum of one time during the summer to keep our garden growing.