The Heschel Blog
November 15, 2019
Poetry Festival

On Monday, November 11, the Toronto Heschel School students took part in the annual Poetry Festival. We all participated in different activities in which we wrote poetry in both Hebrew and English, using different poetic devices. It was a fun opportunity for students to express themselves in their writing outside the classroom and for students …

October 03, 2019
IDF Nachal Band at Heschel

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the IDF Nachal Band. Students and teachers danced and sang along to familiar Hebrew songs. We were also treated to an amazing rendition of We are the Champions as an ode to our beloved NBA champions, the Raptors.  

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 …

April 15, 2019
J Rikudiyah 2019

Over the last few months, the Heschel Rikudiyah dancers have dedicated their lunch recess period on Wednesday afternoons to learn numerous dances to perform at the J Rikudiyah: Children’s Dance Festival. In addition to learning 5 dances, the students worked cooperatively with some guidance from instructors Morah Sigal Cohen and Morah Marissa Unruh to choreograph the …

April 01, 2019
JK Sharing from the Art Room

After exploring the potential of seeds and plants created on Day 3 of Creation, the JK’s explored their own potential in many ways, one of them took place in the art room. To express their learning and knowledge the students used their artistic potential: their choice of line, shape and colour, as well as their …

March 27, 2019

This year for Purim, the Grade 7 class led the Purim festivities for grade 5, 6, and 8 students. In preparation for these Purim festivities, Grade 7 students matched each Purim character to a modern figure in their LA classes. The students based the activities on the character traits of the Purim characters and modern …

March 01, 2019

This past Sunday was Zimriya, and the Junior High choir performed 2 songs: a mashup between Prachim Bakaneh (Flowers in the barrel) and Sunshine, and a mashup between Hakol Od Lefanai (Everything is still before me) and Brave. They sounded amazing!. The Elementary also performed two songs: Stand by Me and Or Gadol (Big light). …

January 24, 2019
SK Drumming Workshop

This Thursday SK students participated in a drumming workshop led by Ora Goldin, the founder of Living Rhythm Canada, that focused on exploring and expressing feelings. Students took part in a mindfulness exercise where they listened to drumming with their hand on their heart and focused on both what they were feeling and where they felt it …

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