Alumni Update: Ora Raymond
Ora Raymond (Heilicher '12) volunteered for Magen David Adom in Jerusalem in the summer of 2017. She passed her EMT test (60 hour first responder first aid training) and Hebrew Medical vocabulary test to be able to serve on an ambulance with Hebrew speakers.
This fall, Ora is returning to Lawrence University in Appleton, WI as a sophomore. She is in the National Honors Society and on the Dean's List. She will be the Vice President of Hillel Student Association, captain of her La Crosse team, and a Sunday School teacher at the local synagogue.
Way to go, Ora!
If you or another Heilicher alum that you know has volunteered for Magen David Adom or other organizations in Israel, please let us know so we can recognize your good work. Send an email to email@example.com.
After graduation, Heilicher alumna Simone P. encountered an uncomfortable situation at basketball camp. She decided to take a brave step to educate the camp about Jewish history related to an unintentional, yet offensive, long-standing camp practice.
New this year, on Monday mornings, we will have an All-School T’filah (prayer) service in the Dolly and Edward Fiterman Theatre. Our students will chant Torah each week. We’ll celebrate birthdays and milestones. And we’ll have a place to pray, whether that means working on our character, connecting with God, reflecting and/or rejoicing.
As a gift to her eighth-grade class for graduation, Ms. Weiss gathered student reflections and crafted them into a poem. These words of inspiration will stay with her students for years to come.