Heschel at “New York City Rise Up: #ShutItDownForBaltimore”

June 19, 2015
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On April 29, protestors took the streets of Lower Manhattan to express their solidarity with those outraged by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died from spinal injuries in the custody of Baltimore Police on April 12.  The event was officially called “New York City Rise Up: #ShutItDownForBaltimore,” an event that...

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Teacher Profile: Joel Newberger

June 19, 2015
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Teacher Profile: Joel Newberger

This year we welcomed Joel Newberger into the English department. Joel spent the first semester teaching at a different school and then joined us in the middle of the year.  Joel was drawn to Heschel for many reasons, one of which was that he...

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School Hosts Second Annual HeschMUN Conference

June 18, 2015
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School Hosts Second Annual HeschMUN Conference

At the second annual Model United Nations conference hosted here this May, discussions again centered on the Middle East. Among the central issues were settlements in the West Bank and drone use for military purposes. A balance of Asian, European, Middle Eastern, South American,...

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The Israel Story

June 18, 2015
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The Israel Story

An Israeli buffalo farmer in Wisconsin!? While moving to the absolute middle of nowhere to care for buffalo might not seem like the most inspiring job, it certainly makes a great story! On Yom Ha’atzmaut, the Israel Story group, founded by four young Israeli...

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Heschel Parent Honored with Pulitzer Prize in Music

June 17, 2015
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Heschel Parent Honored with Pulitzer Prize in Music

Heschel parent Julia Wolfe claims that she has four areas of responsibility in her life: as a mother, a teacher, a composer, and an organizer. On April 20, when it was announced that Wolfe had won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her piece,...

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Witness Theater: Student and Teacher Reflections

June 17, 2015
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Witness Theater: Student and Teacher Reflections

On Yom Hashoah, participants in the Witness Theater Program culminated their year’s work with Holocaust survivors with a dramatic performance for the school community. Students told the stories of these survivors through their performances. Beginning in September, five students from the 11th and 12th...

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Student Profile: Tami Kleinberger

June 17, 2015
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Student Profile: Tami Kleinberger

Tami Kleinberger is an exchange student from Zürich, Switzerland. Her school requires studying abroad, and many of her friends are currently studying all over the world.  Tami has been a member of our sophomore class this spring and loves it.   Let’s start broad:...

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