The Heschel Blog
January 22, 2021
Reading to the Grade 1 Students

Two weeks ago the grade eight students had an opportunity to read to the Grade 1 students and do an art activity with them. At The Toronto Heschel School, we believe the connection between older and younger students is important. This is a fun way for younger students to make friendships with older ones and …

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 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 …

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 …

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