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Second Semester Cause

By: Sam Nevins ‘18 After a semester of fundraising for Headstrong, an organization that helps American veterans suffering from PTSD, Va’adat Hesed has shifted the school’s focus towards fundraising for an Israeli organization: The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Survivors in Israel. The organization supports Holocaust survivors living in Israel […]

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Blue/Junior color Nooks/Popular hang out spots on the second and third floors Special/”Heschel is _______” Sohcahtoa/Mnemonic used to remember trig ratios Hudsonriver/ Body of water no longer visible from building as a result of construction Arieladubler/Head of school Swipingin/Letting school know that you arrived in the morning Applejacks/Popular breakfast cereal […]

Teacher Profile: Elana Metsch-Ampel
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Teacher Profile: Elana Metsch-Ampel

By Dani Granowitz   Name: Elana Metsch-Ampel Department: English Grades teaching: 9 and 10 Hometown: Montclair, NJ University: Wesleyan   Elana Metsch-Ampel grew up surrounded by literature. Her mother was a high school English teacher in Montclair, NJ, and helped foster her love for the language. Yet she was not […]

Teacher Profile: Avraham Sosa-Velasco
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Teacher Profile: Avraham Sosa-Velasco

By Rachel Orbach   Name: Avraham (Avi) Sosa-Velasco Department: Language Grades teaching: 9,10, 11, 12 Home Country: Venezuela   Born in Venezuela and raised in Spain, Avi Sosa-Velasco has had a deep interest in learning languages since childhood, which led him to his career as a Spanish teacher. While Avi’s […]

Teacher Profile: Chasida Zilberger
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Teacher Profile: Chasida Zilberger

By Mariel Priven   Name: Chasida Zilberger Department: Hebrew Grades Teaching: 9, 10, 11, 12 Home City: Jerusalem University: Institute of Education in London   What do Kansas City, London, and Manhattan Day School have in common? Chasida Zilberger. And now Heschel. too. Chasida was born, grew up, and studied […]

Teacher Profile: John Gatti
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Teacher Profile: John Gatti

By Julia Proshan   Name: John Gatti Department: Art Grades Teaching: 9, 10, 11, 12 Home State: Kansas University: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design   Before John Gatti discovered his passion for art, he was a junior Olympic athlete in springboard platform diving. He trained six times a week […]

Teacher Profile: Naomi Bergman
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Teacher Profile: Naomi Bergman

By Abigail Rasol   Name: Naomi Bergman Department: Science Grades teaching: 10, 11, and 12   Home state: New Jersey University: Binghamton   “From the youngest of ages, I always loved my science classes. I was just one of those math and science people,” said Naomi Bergman, Heschel’s newest addition […]