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Shabbaton 2016 Preview

By Aviva Kohn         The Shabbaton has long been a favorite school tradition. Near the beginning of the school year, the entire school piles into buses and begins the long drive to…

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Juniors and Sophomores Visit La Salle Academy

By Sara Serfaty “A huge part of our modern history is the Holocaust, and here is a Catholic priest delving into a raw, vulnerable moment in our people’s time,” social studies teacher Lisa Inberg, an…


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Elevator Policy Proves To Be Successful

By Noa Bregman and Aviva Kohn Recently, the administration revised the elevator policy, allowing all students to take the elevator. At the same time, they urged that people keep in mind those who actually cannot…



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Students Attend AIPAC Policy Conference

By Eliana Salmon A group of ten Heschel students travelled to our nation’s capital to attend the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference in late March. The delegation was in the company of 18,000 pro-Israel Americans, including…


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IT Department Regroups

By Carlin Greenfield   During the Monday block before winter break, the student body was informed of the departure of tech staff members Kyle Conway and Maria Hwang. The tech department, under the new director…


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By Rivke Goodman and Perla Zolt The newest installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, took the world by surprise in December. Getting a rating of 8.5 out of 10 from IMDb and…


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Vienna Visits NYC

By Sara Serfaty   Now in its fifth year, the Heschel exchange program with the Zwi Perez Chajes Schule (ZPC) in Vienna, Austria, was a success once again. The program, started by Rabbi Robert Hirt,…


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Trip to Mauthausen: A Personal Reflection

By Sara Serfaty   I never expected to set foot in a concentration camp. I had easily become desensitized to the barrage of references, images, and stories because of constant exposure; education about the Holocaust…