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2016-2017: Year in Review

By: Sara Serfaty As we get ready to depart Heschel for another summer vacation, the Helios staff looks back on a school year full of challenge and change. Politics and Civil Discourse “I think what emerged from the presidential election presented a challenge to our community,” Rabbi Noam Silverman said. […]

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High School Science Changes

By: Noa Bregman Starting next school year, students will get a whole new look on science at Heschel; whereas now students take physics in ninth grade, chemistry in tenth, and biology in eleventh, the curriculums for ninth and eleventh grades will now be flipped. Students will now take biology in […]

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Gap Years

By: Mariel Priven While most of the Class of 2017 will begin their freshman year of college next fall, at least fifteen students will be deferring their matriculation for a year, with most participating in gap year programs. “I’ve always wanted to take a gap year,” senior Aliza Nussbaum-Cohen explained. […]

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High School Schedule Changes

By: Jonas Plaut Change is afoot at The Heschel High School! In Mabat on Monday, May 15th, Rabbi Noam Silverman announced that the administration is taking an unusual step toward shortening the length of the school day and changing the daily schedule. Highlights of the new schedule include slightly shorter […]

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Farewell to Bernie

By Eitan Goldberg 18’ After a 15-year tenure teaching math at Heschel – and a lifelong career in education – Bernie Horowitz will retire from teaching at the end of this school year. Growing up in Parkchester, N.Y., Bernie began his education at Yeshiva Salanter in the Bronx. He studied […]

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New Model For Student Government

By: Noa Bregman ’19 For the 2017-2018 school year, the high school’s student government will be completely restructured. Student government currently exists as a combination of three separate branches: Student Government Association (SGA), Va’adat Hesed, and Va’adat Moadim. SGA focuses on addressing students’ concerns regarding school policies, student academic life, […]

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Teacher Profile: Jonah Peretz

By Sara Serfaty ‘18 “The bulk of my Jewish learning was learning the aleph-bet at around age fifteen” student-teacher Jonah Peretz said in describing his upbringing. In the month of March, Jonah student-taught with Limudei Quodesh teachers Rabbi Dahlia Kronish and Ruth Satinover Fagan as part of his studies toward […]

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School Stands With the LGBTQ+ Community

By Eliana Gayle-Schneider As a pluralistic Jewish institution, Heschel was founded with a commitment to celebrating diversity in every form. One recent concern is the need to create awareness regarding issues of importance to LGBTQ+ members. During the past several years, the school has become a more inclusive space for […]