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Get to Know a Student

By Olivia Domansky and Talia Levin ‘20   Student Favorite School Lunch Least Favorite Sport Best Disney Show Best Vending Machine Item Favorite Country Raz Benyamin, Freshman The classic pasta with tomato sauce Baseball Definitely The Suite Life of Zach and Cody Milk chocolate Hershey bars, but they aren’t available […]

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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 […]

Summer Plans
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Summer Plans

By: Molly Katz With summer approaching rapidly, students are finalizing their plans for the break. In a Helios survey sent to students, including the options of a job, an internship, an academic summer program, camp, travel, and community, the majority of respondents indicated that they will be going to camp, […]

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Abi Rasol Tells Her Lyme Story

By: Sophia Daniels “What nobody tells you is that the basic blood test [for Lyme disease] does not show Lyme disease in over 60% of actual Lyme cases,” senior Abi Rasol said. Rasol is part of that 60%. Because of these complications, it took Rasol more than two years to […]

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Senior Internships

By: Abby Fisher ’19 From the first day of freshman year, students look forward to their senior internships. Aside from the fact that the beginning of internships means the end of classes, internships provide seniors with the opportunity to explore areas of interest in a hands-on and experiential way.           Before […]

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Poland Trip Reflection

One twelfth-grade social studies elective, titled “Rebirth of Poland,” discusses the history of Poland and its recovery post-WWII, and it offers students the chance to travel to Poland over February break. In Poland, students confront the Holocaust at various concentration camps,explore Polish cities, and connect with Polish teenagers from a […]

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Vienna Trip No Longer Just a Vacation

By: Abby Fisher ’19 For five years now, Heschel sophomores have been given the opportunity to apply for an exchange program with the Zwi Perez Chajes School in Vienna. This year, however, the application was a bit more rigorous. Instead of writing a short personal statement about why they wished […]