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Hanukkah Programming

By Eliana Sirota ‘21   Throughout the week of Hanukkah, Heschel students and staff gathered in the lobby each afternoon to light candles and celebrate the holiday. The Hanukkah programming was planned by the Programming Council and JSL department. Head of High School Rabbi Noam Silverman kicked off Monday’s candle […]

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Preview: Hesed Winter Dance

By Sarah Horvath ‘21   The Annual High School Winter Fundraiser is right around the corner! The Hesed council is working to make every aspect of it excellent; senior and Vice President of Hesed Council Casey Weinstein separated the council into committees to ensure this. One subcommittee is ordering and […]

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Bigger Vision

By Hana Halff ‘21   Since August, the Hesed council has been debating this year’s Hesed cause. The council considered many issues that members care about, including intimate partner violence, education inequality, environmentalism, family displacement, and hunger. But after a series of thoughtful discussions, Hesed council members almost unanimously voted […]

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Instituting No Homework Zones

By Marley Kronenberg and Sophie Fisher ‘21   Earlier this year, twelfth-grade students were given three days free of homework leading up to the college application deadline. They reported that not having to complete overnight work allowed them to begin long-term assignments, get other things done, and find time to […]

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If You Had the Chance to Change Your Fate, Would You?

By Madeline Cosgrove ‘20   A recent groundbreaking experiment in human genome editing has caused controversy within the worldwide community of scientists. At a gene-editing conference held in November, Chinese Dr. He Jiankui announced that he had genetically modified two embryos to resist HIV. This was exciting for the mother […]

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Raging Fires

By Sarah Bourkoff ’22 and Sofie Braun’22   California is on fire – literally. Over the last couple of months, California’s wildfires have been a buzz on the internet. These wildfires are one of the most destructive natural disasters in history and continue to emit huge amounts of carbon dioxide […]

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The Role of a Rep

By Uriel Bauer ‘19   The Jewish and Student Life Department defines the role of a Grade Representative as being “in tune with the social fabric of the grade, think[ing] about the full grade experience, and work[ing] with the Grade Dean and JSL office to create meaningful programming for the […]

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Choice of Organization Leads to Mixed Opinions

By Sophie Fisher ‘21   After the fatal shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, many organizations have initiated efforts to show solidarity with the victims’ community. Heschel’s Hesed council followed suit, announcing at a Mabat discussing the tragedy that they chose to raise money for Muslims Unite […]

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Student Opinions on the First COLAB Meeting

By Ethan Katz ‘22   October 26th was the first meeting of COLAB, a monthly club that hosts bipartisan discussions between both the Young Conservatives and Liberal Activism Board (LAB) and all students interested. COLAB encourages civil discourse and meets to discuss relevant current events. At the first meeting of […]