The Heschel Blog
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October 22, 2021
Message from Moreh Greg

This week’s parshah is Parshat Vayeira, which teaches the message of inclusion as Avraham and Sarah welcome three guests into their home. Avraham runs out to greet the guests וירץ אברהם לראתם and both Avraham and Sarah work together to prepare them a meal.  The mitzvah of  הכנסת אורחים (hakhnasat orkhim/“welcoming guests”) is a very …

October 22, 2021
The Heschel Gallery: Form Communicates Meaning & We Were All at Har Sinai

The Heschel Gallery is a new Heschel Hive column that will appear at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It will feature students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This will be a wonderful way to be able to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! We …

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
Message from Moreh Greg

Join Moreh Greg and Gidi Hagamal as they explore the Jewish journey of Sarai and Avram in Parshat לך לך—Lekh Lekhah. Click the image or use THIS LINK.

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.

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October 08, 2021
Message from Moreh Greg

Why do we wear Kissuyyim at Heschel? Parashat Noach, and the heavenly sign of the rainbow, give us a clue. This week we read Parashat Noach, which is memorable for many reasons, not least of which is its account of how God placed a rainbow in the heavens after the flood. After human beings had …

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