Philosophy

 

Heschel is dedicated to providing an integrated secular and Judaic program which develops self-directed and resourceful learners. We consider the whole child and seek to engender a strong sense of self and a life-long commitment to general studies learning as well as to Judaic studies.

 

Recognizing that each child is unique, instruction is designed to accommodate the individual needs of every student. Research indicates that the process of learning is as important as the product. Therefore, we provide an individualized, experiential program that emphasizes the development of thinking, problem solving, and creative self-expression which reaches far beyond the rote mastery of basic skills.

 

Click below to watch a video that features Head of School Larry Kligman visiting the kindergarten class on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's birthday. Rabbi Heschel (1907-1972) is our school's namesake and one of the greatest religious thinkers of the last century.

 

 

 "Each member of the Heschel family has a voice."

Every member of the Heschel family is essential to the life of our school. Students, staff, parents, and alumni generate the warmth and excitement that define Heschel. In classrooms from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, our teachers skillfully nurture the natural curiosity of children, turning it into a lifelong love of learning. Staff and families share meaningful moments of their lives and build bridges to the broader community.

 

 


"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. "

 

--Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

 


Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
17701 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325-1213 (818) 368-5781