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Lisa Inberg News

By: Sam Nevins 18’ This summer Lisa Inberg, her husband Graeme, and their newborn daughter Etta will be moving back to Sydney, Australia. After three years in New York City, the family has decided that it is time to return home. On one of her visits to Heschel this spring, […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Teacher Profile: Rachael Ferreira

By Abigail Rasol   Name: Rachael Ferreira Department: Math Grades teaching: 9, 11, and 12    Hometown: Bayside, Queens   University: Michigan   “I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was five years old,” said Rachael Ferreira, Heschel’s newest math teacher. “Since that age, everything that I did was […]

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Teacher Profile: Medha Gupta

By Eliana Salmon   Name: Medha Gupta Department: Information Technology (IT) Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio Previous position: Apple   The Heschel School extends a warm welcome to our newest Technology Support Specialist, Medha Gupta. Medha is from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to New York City about a year and a half […]

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Teacher Profile: Sammie Smith

By Eliana Salmon   Name: Sammie Smith Department: Language Grades teaching: 9, 10, 11, 12 Home State: Missouri University: Columbia University   “My students are fantastic and my colleagues are so helpful,” said the new Latin teacher, Sammie Smith, who prefers to be called Smith. “I couldn’t have asked for […]