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Heschel Holds Annual Blood Drive

By Sophie Fisher and Hana Halff ‘21   On Wednesday, February 6th Heschel partnered with the New York Blood Center to hold its annual blood drive. The event took place in the 30 West End Avenue Beit Knesset. NYBC, one of the largest community-based nonprofit blood centers in the United […]

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Susannah Heschel at Heschel

Abby Fisher ’19   On Friday January 18th, the high school gathered in the Roanna Shorofsky theater to hear Dr. Susannah Heschel, the daughter of our school’s namesake, speak. Dr. Heschel is currently the Eli Black professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. She is the recipient of the National […]

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Town Hall

By Anna Dubey ‘21   Heschel’s first Town Hall meeting in several months occurred on February 14th. The topic was the efforts of the administration and the Student Affairs council to reduce student workload and stress. The school recently enacted a regulation stating that students may not be assigned any […]

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Most Participation Yet in Shakespeare Competition

By Anna Dubey ‘21   The third annual Shakespeare monologue competition occurred on Thursday, January 24th. Sophomore Charlie Feuerman won first place for the second consecutive year, followed by sophomore Ayelet Kaminer and freshman Rachel Shela. In the competition, student participants recited and acted out various monologues from Shakespeare plays […]

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Heschel Holds LGBTQ+ Teacher Panel

By Anna Dubey ‘21   In a school-wide panel that prompted lively laughter and solemn murmurs in equal measure, three teachers spoke on February 7th to share their experiences of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. The three participants, asked to take part in the panel by Rabbi Jonathan Klatt […]

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Hanukkah Programming

By Eliana Sirota ‘21   Throughout the week of Hanukkah, Heschel students and staff gathered in the lobby each afternoon to light candles and celebrate the holiday. The Hanukkah programming was planned by the Programming Council and JSL department. Head of High School Rabbi Noam Silverman kicked off Monday’s candle […]

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Preview: Hesed Winter Dance

By Sarah Horvath ‘21   The Annual High School Winter Fundraiser is right around the corner! The Hesed council is working to make every aspect of it excellent; senior and Vice President of Hesed Council Casey Weinstein separated the council into committees to ensure this. One subcommittee is ordering and […]

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Bigger Vision

By Hana Halff ‘21   Since August, the Hesed council has been debating this year’s Hesed cause. The council considered many issues that members care about, including intimate partner violence, education inequality, environmentalism, family displacement, and hunger. But after a series of thoughtful discussions, Hesed council members almost unanimously voted […]

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Instituting No Homework Zones

By Marley Kronenberg and Sophie Fisher ‘21   Earlier this year, twelfth-grade students were given three days free of homework leading up to the college application deadline. They reported that not having to complete overnight work allowed them to begin long-term assignments, get other things done, and find time to […]

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If You Had the Chance to Change Your Fate, Would You?

By Madeline Cosgrove ‘20   A recent groundbreaking experiment in human genome editing has caused controversy within the worldwide community of scientists. At a gene-editing conference held in November, Chinese Dr. He Jiankui announced that he had genetically modified two embryos to resist HIV. This was exciting for the mother […]