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 …

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 …

January 29, 2020
AJ Heschel and Martin Luther King Spirit Week

Last week, we celebrated Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel week. The Tikkun Olam committee organized this special week of awareness. During this week we taught the students about who Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King were. We read the book “As Good As Anybody” by Richard Michelson to students in JK to …

January 07, 2020
Grade 8 Shabbaton

On December 6th and 7th, the Grade 8s took part in the annual Shabbaton. The Shabbaton is an event where we (the grade 8s) go to a chalet in Blue Mountain in order to practice the Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning prayers we are leaning in Learning Tefillah class. It was a great opportunity for …

December 18, 2019
Chanukkah Festival of the Arts Concert

Last week, we participated in our 10th and final Chanukkah Concert as Heschel students. This year especially, we acknowledged how special this concert was for us and our entire community. We began our year by  learning about the word “Hineni.”  This concept integrated through most of our subjects. From our 10 years at Heschel, we …

December 06, 2019
JH Student Council News

December is always packed full of fun activities. This past week, all the שרים (Ministers), סגנים (Deputy Ministers) and the class representatives from JH got together for our first Executive meeting! So much was discussed, and Heschel Student Council has an awesome year planned for everyone! The Grade 8 class reps, Talia (Grade 8 Charuv) …

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 …

November 11, 2019
Junior High Student Council Elections

Last week the JH student council elections took place. Candidates put up posters, made great speeches and finally the JH students voted on November 1st. We now know from personal experience how hard it is to stand up behind a podium and tell 70 JH students why they should pick you to represent them. In …

September 27, 2019
Message From Moreh Greg

Parshat Nitzavim, the final parshah read before Rosh Hashanah, is a quintessential Heschel parshah.  It begins with a statement of inclusivity by describing all those who were present to hear Moshe’s final words: the women and the men, the elders and the children, the tribal leaders and those who gathered wood and water; all those present and …

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