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Inside the IT Department

By Sophie Fisher ‘21 While often overlooked, Heschel’s Information Technology (IT) Department plays an integral role in the functioning of our school, maintaining everything from the internet to Smartboards. The technology staff also plays a key role in programming, setting up the equipment for communal events. There are currently seven […]

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Rabbi Noam Talks Commitments

By Sophia Daniels ‘18 Head of High School Noam Silverman had never worked at a school that went through a process of developing core obligations for the students and faculty to live and work by, but it’s been a central part of his work at Heschel this far. The idea […]

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A Conversation with Imam Shamsi Ali

By Sara Serfaty ’18 At the 9/11 program on September 8, the third chair on the stage of the Roanna Shorofsky Theater was ominously empty. Imam Shamsi Ali, the high school’s third guest in addition to Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Reverend Brian E. McWeeney, was stuck in traffic. He couldn’t […]

Teacher Profile: Carl Haber
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Teacher Profile: Carl Haber

By Julia Proshan ’18 While Carl Haber’s title is “Machar Fellow,” multi-talented floater would be a better description of his position at Heschel. It is impossible to find Carl in one place throughout the school day; he is either leading the Social Justice Minyan, facilitating the American Voices club, teaching […]

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Teacher Profile: Rick Munn

By Abigail Lyss ‘18 (interviewed by Leila Small ‘18) Rick Munn, the physical education and athletics director, joined the high school staff team this year although he has worked in the Heschel Lower and Middle Schools for twenty years. Rick wasted no time in embarking on his mission to improve […]

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Teacher Profile: Isaac Levein

By Gidon Kaminer ‘18 “Music operates on an emotional spectrum” Isaac Levein, Heschel’s newest music teacher, says. This isn’t some mantra that Isaac simply repeats; throughout his continuing career as a musician, performer, and educator, Isaac has truly lived his innovative approach to understanding and appreciating music, a philosophy he […]

Teacher Profile: Aaron Boalick
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Teacher Profile: Aaron Boalick

By Molly Katz ’19 Aaron Boalick, Heschel’s newest Spanish teacher, has had a passion for teaching from a young age. Even as a child, he played school with his family members, forcing them to pretend they were the students and he was the teacher. Aaron grew up outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, […]

Teacher Profile: Joseph Eskin
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Teacher Profile: Joseph Eskin

By Sara Serfaty ‘18 “I initially think I liked history because I would learn something in class and then talk to my parents at home and they had experienced that thing,” Joseph Eskin, the newest member of the social studies department, said. “I think it was one of the only […]