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Opinion: Dress Code at Heschel

By Toby Irenshtain and Sasha Gavronsky At our school we are encouraged to voice our opinions against perceived injustices. Therefore, we are voicing that we are baffled and offended by the Heschel dress code and the consequences for students if they violate it. We asked numerous students, “Why does Heschel […]

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Ninth Grade Elects Reps

By: Noa Bregman Campaigning for the freshman Student Government elections began the Friday before the November 17 elections. Posters appeared on classroom doors, lockers, stairwells, and even the vending machine. All the posters were funny and clever, often including a pun with the candidate’s name. Seven students ran for SGA, and […]

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Rabbi Noam Leads Commitment Initiative

By Julia Zabludovsky “WAITT – We’re all in this together.” This slogan is part of the new commitment initiative spearheaded by Rabbi Noam Silverman, the new head of the high school. The main idea of the initiative is to create core values that all members of the Heschel community are […]

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Vision for Daka Al HaMedina

By Leila Small “Daka Al HaMedina [is] a student-led initiative of the Israel Affairs club and the Student Government Association (SGA) to bring Israel to the forefront of the school community,” Ilana Sidorsky, the Israel Affairs club faculty advisor, said. What started as a creative idea of Dylan Posner, class […]

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Monday Morning Program Slot

By: Adina Scheinberg We are a collaborative, caring, community. Some Heschel students roll their eyes upon hearing this mantra. The school’s emphasis on community building activities can seem overwhelming, unnecessary, and tedious, especially when thrust into the busy schedules of students and educators. However, the new Monday morning program slots have […]

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Yardena Gerwin Addresses the UN

By: Julia Proshan Yardena Gerwin stood before an audience at the United Nations, and spoke up for the rights of girls all over the world. Gerwin, a junior, said, “I’m really involved with Girl Up, I’m a teen advisor. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, and […]

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Shabbaton 2015 Reflections

By: Rachel Orbach With no killers on the loose this year, the Shabbaton of 2015 at Camp Lake Bryn Mawr was deemed a great success. A large focus of this year’s Shabbaton was the theme of the school’s ethical commitments. Under the leadership of SGA students, who collaborated with Rabbi […]