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The Heschel Blog
September 20, 2017
Message from Moreh Greg

Rosh Hashanah is considered to be the Birthday of the World; a day on which we acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful world that has been created for us to live in.  The symbols and rituals of Rosh Hashanah — apples and honey, blasts of the Shofar, the head of a fish — open all of …

September 15, 2017
Message from Moreh Greg

This week we read the double parshah Nitzavim-Vayelech. In Parshat Nitzavim, Moshe offers the significant teaching that the Torah is not “in heaven,” inaccessible to us, nor is it “beyond the sea;” but rather, it is “very close to you; in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can fulfil it.”

September 14, 2017
Heschel Garden Garlic Sale!

Organic hard and soft neck garlic varieties were planted by our amazing Heschel family volunteers last Fall. The individual cloves hibernated all winter long and grew into beautiful bulbs of garlic that were harvested in early August.

Grade 7, 8, 6
September 11, 2017
Junior High Orientation – A Student’s Perspective By Zachary R.

This year’s Junior High (JH) orientation was so much fun. On the first day, instead of the teachers explaining the rules of the Junior High, they performed skits that explained derekh eretz and why it is important at Heschel.

Grade 6
June 26, 2017
The Grade 6 Tikkun Olam Project

Each year in Civics class, the Junior High grades complete a Tikkun Olam project that is connected to our curriculum in some way. In grade 6, we decided to connect our Civics project to Science class.

June 07, 2017
The Heschel Golf Tournament

Dear Heschel Community, I am proud to re-introduce the Heschel golf tournament to our community. I was on the committee for the last Heschel golf tournament in 2012 and am excited to reignite the tournament for 2017. I gathered 6 other Heschel fathers to get the ball rolling and we decided to use this opportunity …

May 30, 2017
Garden Guardians

The Heschel Garden needs your help! We are asking each Heschel family to volunteer a minimum of one time during the summer to keep our garden growing.

Grade 3
May 11, 2017
The Grade 3 Animal Research Project

In preparation for the Grade 3 Animal Research Project students chose an animal to observe in their own backyards. Noa chose a snail and collected some snails to observe their behaviour.Students thought they would observe slow walking and eating but discovered that they were about to observe the laying of eggs and birth of some …

Grade 8, 7
March 20, 2017
Pay it Forward Purim

On the evening of Wednesday, March 15, Grade Seven and Eight students went downtown after school to participate in Pay it Forward Purim. Pay it Forward Purim is an annual program where students from Grade Seven and Eight, along with their parents, go to give out gift bags (Matanot Le’evyonim) to Toronto’s homeless, in the …