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Vienna Visits NYC
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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, former president of Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical Seminary, and his wife, Virginia Bayer, connects sophomore students […]

Trip to Mauthausen: A Personal Reflection
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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 had quickly come to seem excessive and ineffective. I have seldom experienced a true connection […]

Tech Review: Amazon Echo
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Tech Review: Amazon Echo

By: Eliana Salmon In June of 2015, Amazon released its newest gadget, the Amazon Echo. The Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device that responds to the name “Alexa.” After Alexa is connected to the app on an iPhone through Wifi or Bluetooth, she can perform a variety […]

Opinion Column: Seeds of Peace
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Opinion Column: Seeds of Peace

By: Eliana Salmon This past summer, I had the honor of attending the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine as a member of the American delegation. For almost 25 years, Seeds of Peace has been working to bridge the gap between youth living in different conflict regions, specifically Israel […]

Ethical Commitments Rebooted
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Ethical Commitments Rebooted

By: Julia Proshan As part of his “Ethical Reboot” program, head of high school Rabbi Noam Silverman has initiated four commitments. They are: speak your heart; be an explorer; share yourself; and listen completely. “We have gotten some really good feedback both in town hall and in conversations,” said Rabbi […]

Equal Means Equal
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Equal Means Equal

By: Julia Proshan In February, members of the Girl Up club attended a private screening of Equal Means Equal, a two-hour documentary emphasizing the variety of issues women in the United States face today. By following real life stories and cases, it shines a bright light on discriminatory practices against […]

Explanation of the Elections
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Explanation of the Elections

By: Gilad Palley Democracy. This is our government of choice. Years ago, Churchill declared to the House of Commons, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”  But what does democracy actually mean for the United States? […]

Teacher Profile: Ricardo Anzar
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Teacher Profile: Ricardo Anzar

By: Morgan Metsch Ricardo Anzar, Spanish teacher, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Outside of the classroom, one of his main interests is physical education. He spends most of his free time exercising and further exploring the field of physical education. Additionally, Ricardo enjoys learning new languages; he […]

Girl Up Club
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Girl Up Club

By: Aviva Kohn This year, the school welcomed an influx of new clubs. One of the most popular is the Girl Up Club led by two juniors, Chloe Weinstein and Yardena Gerwin. It focuses on girls’ issues, both in our smaller Heschel community and throughout the world. The name of […]

College-Age Charity Work
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College-Age Charity Work

By: Aviva Kohn A horrible automobile accident in Honduras ended the life of Daniella Moffson this past January. She was a bright, engaging, and caring young woman who had gone on a service trip to Honduras as part of the Columbia University Medical Brigade service group. College service is often […]