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Teacher Profile: Didi Kalmanofsky

By Sophie Rasol ‘22, Sport Editor “The best part about working at a high school is getting to work with students. It’s the most rewarding thing that you can do,” says Didi Kalmanofsky, Heschel’s new Jewish and Student Life (JSL) fellow. Kalmanofsky is a Heschel alumnus who graduated in 2012.   […]

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Teacher Profile: Ted Graham

By Raphaela Gold ‘21 “I was always interested in ancient stuff as a kid,” said Heschel’s Latin and Ancient Greek teacher Ted Graham, explaining what initially drew him to classics. As the newest addition to the language department, Graham is eager to begin working at Heschel. He brings with him […]

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Teacher Profile: Rabbi Miriam Greenblatt

By Raphaela Gold ‘21 and Sarah Horvath ‘21, Editors-in-Chief Rabbi Miriam Greenblatt, Heschel’s newest learning specialist, joins our community this year. “I’m just really happy to be here,” Rabbi Greenblatt remarked. “I’m so excited to be working at Heschel since it’s a really great opportunity, and I’m really appreciative.” Rabbi […]

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Teacher Profile: Rossella Tarallo

By Sophie Fisher ‘21, News Editor  “Since my interview at Heschel long before the pandemic, I had a feeling that the school was just the environment I was looking for,” shared new chemistry teacher Rossella Tarallo. An Italian native, Tarallo received a BS in biotechnology and an MS in medical […]

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Teacher Profile: Jennifer Jourlait

By Sophie Fisher ‘21, News Editor This year, Heschel welcomes Jennifer Jourlait to the high school community as a member of the language department. Jourlait, who majored in Spanish at Vanderbilt University, is teaching Spanish 9 and accelerated Spanish 10. Jourlait grew up in Westchester but went to college in […]

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Teacher Profile: Jennifer Hilguard

By Julia Dubey ‘23, Staff Writer This fall, Heschel welcomes Jennifer Hilguard, the new high school Arabic teacher. Native to Canada, Hilguard has lived in New York on and off since 2013. Hilguard returned to New York this year because she “was really missing being in a community of scholars.” […]

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Teacher Profile: Alexander Kunst

By Anna Dubey ‘21, Editor-in-Chief Alexander Kunst has joined the Social Studies Department this year, bringing his perspective from living in foreign countries and his excitement about pluralism to his Heschel career. Kunst grew up in West Berlin, though he has briefly lived in other European countries as well. His […]

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Teacher Profile: Pesya Bassal-Altman

By Sofie Braun ’22, Contributing Writer This year, Heschel welcomes back Pesya Bassal-Altman, a returning Hebrew teacher. Bassal-Altman worked at Heschel two years ago and rejoins the Heschel community after spending part of the year in Israel. She teaches 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.  As a child, Bassal-Altman lived in […]