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February 2023

Ynet – In the heart of Brooklyn, Ukrainian students learn Hebrew

January 2023

JTA – Brooklyn Hebrew charter school welcomes children fleeing Ukraine – A delegation of Israeli educators seeks to discuss common challenges with NYC Jewish day schools

December 2022

Tablet – The Changing Landscape of Hebrew Education – Here’s how much NYC charter school enrollment decreased during pandemic, report says

November 2022

New Haven Independent – Hebrew Language Charter School Proposed

October 2022 – Here’s how this new Staten Island charter school is helping students become global citizens

September 2022

i24 News – Ukrainian Students at HLA – Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC will partner with Hebrew Public Charter School of S.I. to provide after-school programming

RTVI – дети из Украины начали учебу в США – Ukrainian Students at HLA

August 2022

Supporting Ukrainian Students – Дежурный по Нью-Йорку – помощь украинским школьникам

Washtenaw Jewish News –  Will Washtenaw County get a Hebrew language charter school? (Page 12)

Ed Post – Bloomberg Invested in a Ton of NYC Schools This Summer. Here’s What It Did. – 2022-2023 academic year: Here are the new schools and facilities slated to open on Staten Island

July 2022 – Here’s a sneak peek inside new NYC charter school opening in Midland Beach

June 2022 – Hundreds of new school seats on the way for Staten Island in 2022

April 2022

Japanese TV Coverage – This is an excerpt from a larger coverage on Japanese TV about Ukrainian refugees that covered the work we are doing.

JNS – Israel-focused charter-school system campaigns to enroll Ukrainian refugee children

December 2021

Staten Island Community Television – Jewish Matters – guest: Lissette Roman, Staten Island Hebrew Public

N12 Israel – Doron Medalie visits Harlem Hebrew (*In Hebrew) – New NYC charter school will aim to prepare students to become global citizens

November 2021

SI Hebrew Public – Staten Island Hebrew Public: First Hebrew-Immersion Charter School Opens In Staten Island

Jewish Journal – My Visit to a School in Harlem that Teaches Hebrew and Israeli Culture

October 2021

The Uptowner –  Charter School in Harlem Teaches Hebrew, Mostly to Non-Jews

September 2021

i24 News – First day of school at HLA

July 2021

i24 News – African-American Teens Travel to Israel for Givat Haviva’s ‘Horizon’ Program

December 2020

San Diego Jewish World – The Jewish History of Harlem

September 2020

New York School Talk – Back To In-Person Learning: How Some NYC Schools Are Making It Work (video on the bottom of the page)

Galey Tzahal*, Israeli radio podcast – ?חינוך יהודי, על חשבון מי (Starting at 33 min. *In Hebrew)

i24 – NYC Schools Reopening

July 2020

E Jewish Philanthropy – Practical Aspects of School Reopening

kings county politics – Op-Ed: Practical Aspects of School Reopening

April 2020

The Philadelphia inquirer – Masks, staggered schedules, social distancing: When Pa. students return to school, things will look different

February 2020

Israel Hayom – Hebrew becomes hip in American schools as a boon for kids, communities

JNS – Hebrew becomes hip in American schools as a boon for kids and communities

January 2020

The Jewish Voice Bklyn Students Hear Survivor Testimony on Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

CBS New York NY Holocaust Remembrance Day at HLA

Ynet (Hebrew) No Judaism or Zionism – Hebrew Lessons in Public Schools in the US

December 2019

Foreigncy Hebrew Public Charter Schools and Creating Global Citizens

The Times of Israel Secular immersion schools could save Modern Hebrew programs in US universities

September 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer A Look Inside a New Philly Charter School Where Kindergartners Learn Hebrew

May 2019

Jewish Exponent New Hebrew Public Charter School Receives $600K Startup Grant

Hebrew Public Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School Awarded Startup Grant 

April 2019

The Jewish Link Choirs From Six NY Schools Sing Arik Einstein Song at ‘Hagigah Ivrit’ Festival 

March 2019

The Jerusalem Post New York Choirs Celebrate Hebrew with Arik Einstein’s Music

February 2019

The Inquirer Daily News, ‘We never thought we’d get in’: The tense wait for a Philly charter school seat

January 2019

The Jerusalem Post (Education Issue) Hebrew in Unlikely Places

The Jerusalem Report The Holy Tongue in Unlikely Places

December 2018

Sun Sentinel Public charter schools puts benefits of teaching Hebrew to the test

The Washington Post How a Hebrew-Language Charter School Found its way to D.C.

Ynet Harlem Children Bring Israeli Songwriter to Tears

November 2018

Ynet (Hebrew) A Hebrew School in the Middle of Harlem

Times of Israel My school, Hebrew Public, gave me a love of Israel

eJewish Philanthropy Public Charter Schools Put Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test

The Jewish Voice Public Charter Schools Puts Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test

Jewish Press Public Charter Schools Tests Benefits of Teaching Hebrew

The Algemeiner Public Charter Schools Put Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test

Jewish News Syndicate Public Charter Schools Puts Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test

Weekly Blitz Public Charter Schools Put Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test

The Jerusalem Post Teach Modern Hebrew in the U.S. and invest in a relationship with Israel

Jewish Press U.S. – Funded Hebrew-Language Charter School Students Visit Israel

Arutz Sheva Graduates of US ‘Hebrew Public’ Charter Schools Visit Israel

October 2018

The Jerusalem Post U.S. Hebrew students visit Israel for the first time

Progressive Policy, pg.12 Why Suburban Districts Need Public Charter Schools Too

July 2018

El Al Atmosphere Hebrew For All

June 2018

Yedioth Ahronoth, pg. 19  Bridging The Divide

Jewish Exponent Commission Approves Hebrew Charter School

May 2018 SRC adopts $3.2B Philly school budget – with question marks

El Al Atmosphere Bridging the Divide

Staten Island Downtown Alliance Community can weigh in on proposed language immersion school

Brooklyn Daily Never Forget

Reshet TV  Israeli band Cafe Shahor Hazak visit Harlem Hebrew students

February 2018

New York School Talk Is parental engagement necessary for a child’s school success? A personal story Philly will get one new charter school; SRC denies 6 more

Philadelphia Tribune Six bids for new charters denied

CBS Philly Six of seven charter school applications denied by school reform commission The kids are alright

January 2018

Cleveland Jewish News These philanthropists want to find the next big Jewish idea through angel investing

Parents Have School Choice Exclusive interview with Jenifer Moore, Sela PCS interim head of school

November 2017

Philadelphia Jewish Voice Philadelphia’s Hebrew Charter School: Take Two

Breaking Israel News Hebrew charter schools send non-Jewish children on Israel visit

Israel National News This Harlem public school teaches Hebrew

Education Post Homelessness, Cancer and a Two-hour Commute Won’t Get in the Way of her Daughters’ Education

Jewish Press Diverse Hebrew Language Public School Students from US Thrilled with First Israel Visit

Jerusalem Post After years of studying Hebrew, group of US students finally visits Israel

East Falls Local Deja Vu: 2nd New Charter School Proposed

Jerusalem Post A way to bring Israel to life for American 8th graders

October 2017

Israel National News Learning Hebrew – Coming to Israel

New York Jewish Week A Hebrew charter school takes a not-so-Jewish trip to Israel

Times of Israel (French Edition) Le voyage « pas si juif » d’une école hébraïque sous contrat en Israël

Times of Israel A Hebrew charter school takes a not-so-Jewish trip to Israel

STL Jewish Light  A Hebrew charter school takes a not-so-Jewish trip to Israel

Cleveland Jewish News A Hebrew charter school takes a not-so-Jewish trip to Israel

JTA News A Hebrew charter school takes a not-so-Jewish trip to Israel

Jewish Journal Lashon Academy Plans Appeal of Charter Denial

LA Times Newly Emboldened, LA charter schools push to rewrite local rules

LA School Report ‘Exorbitant’ fees for a ‘dearth’ of special education services – An LA school may lose its charter for fighting back against LAUSD policies

September 2017

New York School Talk Shadina Charles’ Story: Homelessness, Cancer, and a Two-Hour Commute Won’t Get in the Way of Her Daughters’ Education

July 2017

Yediot Israel  Teaching in the Language

June 2017

Yediot America  The Sixteenth Sheep In Brooklyn

The Times of Israel  Michael Steinhardt Thinks American Jews Need to Stop Focusing on Religion

May 2017

New York Jewish Life  Harlem Hebrew Public Charter School Hosts High Profile Delegation

Yeshiva University News Sy Syms School of Business Gala Awards

March 2017

Yediot Israel  A Hebrew Language School in America

Yediot America Public School Education, Private School Quality (pg 23)

The Forward ‘Diverse Charter School’ Is Not An Oxymoron

RUSA Radio HLA 2 Opening and School Model Discussion

January 2017

Washington Jewish Week Schools use immersion and experiential learning to teach foreign languages

The Times of Israel  The halls are alive with the sound of Hebrew

The Forward  House, check. Shul, check. Now Jared and Ivanka hunt for a school.

Jewish United Fund  Say ‘shalom’ to Hebrew in public schools

World Religion News  Hebrew charter school network receives $4.9m grant

December 2016

NY Post Meet the newest charter school innovations

November 2016

NY Jewish Week New chapter for the chronicler of Jewish Harlem

Bensonhurst Bean New Hebrew language school coming to southern Brooklyn in 2017

Jeducation World  Hebrew Public approved for second school in Brooklyn

LIIF Public Charter Schools as Partners in Tackling Segregation

October 2016

Market Wire Kavod Elementary School awarded $5,000 Barona education grant to purchase books, mathematics materials and literacy learning centers

The Times of Isreal Harlem’s new Jewish renaissance

Forward  $5 Million federal aid for New York Hebrew charter schools

JTA  NY Hebrew charter school network awarded $4.9M federal grant

Reddit Hebrew Public receives $4.91m federal grant

Cause Hub  Hebrew Public receives $4.91m federal grant

E-Jewish Philanthropy Hebrew Public receives $4.91m federal grant

Chaulkbeat  Hebrew Public receives $4.91m federal grant

JP Updates NY Hebrew charter school network receives $4.9M federal grant

The Times of Israel NY Hebrew charter school network awarded $4.9m federal grant

August 2016

Politico De Blasio promises ‘bigger vision’ on school integration, eventually

July 2016

New Jersey Jewish News EBJC school revamped for ‘new generation’

June 2016

E-Jewish Philanthropy School solutions for Jewish children with disabilities

Times of Israel School solutions for Jewish children with disabilities

New York Jewish Week Two school solutions for Jewish children with disabilities

May 2016

East Brunswick Sentinel News East Brunswick school board gives insight into 2016 budget

April 2016

San Diego Jewish Journal Israel Fest is back

Greater Media Newspapers Manalapan-Englishtown board joins appeal vs. charter school

March 2016

New York YIMBY Revealed: Six-story expansion of Harlem Hebrew Language Academy

The Algemeiner Jewish 100, 2015:  Sara Berman – Philanthropy

The Sentinel, New Jersey East Brunswick Board of Ed reviews tentative budget Careful navigation needed: PARCC testing is the tip of the iceberg

February 2016

NJ Spotlight State approves only three new charter schools, gives OK to 16 expansions

News Transcript; New Jersey Sentinel Hatikvah International Academy Charter School is high-performing elementary and middle school

The New Jersey Sentinel Monroe board opposes charter school expansion

Geos News Hatikvah International Academy Charter School is high-performing elementary and middle school Hatikvah International Academy Charter School is high-performing elementary and middle school

January 2016

The Seventy Four Learning to laugh in Hebrew: How two schools used an ancient language to achieve integration

Chabad Lubavitch World HQ / News Kivun: A new model for Jewish charter school children

E-Jewish Philanthropy Teaching Hebrew in America: A Zionist approach

December 2015

New York Times Letters

New Jersey Sentinel East Brunswick board opposes charter expansion

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles Many Jewish day schools closed in response…

Jerusalem Post No holds barred:  Michael Steinhardt at 75

November 2015

Coin Week Masterpieces of Greek coinage at Numismatica Genevensis

October 2015

Atlanta Jewish Times Hebrew charter school sought in Atlanta

E-Jewish Philanthropy Israeli? Israeli-American? American? Why speaking Hebrew matters

Times of Israel – Israeli? Israeli-American? American? Why speaking Hebrew matters

Jerusalem Post – Hebrew education – In Harlem

August 2015

Forward – Charter school bounces back to earn good marks

JTA Brooklyn academy ranks 27th among 150 NYC charter schools

The Forward Magazine In an education reform battlefield, Hebrew charters are at the forefront

The Daily News  Letters to the Editor, Re: Diversity

Washington Jewish Week Hebrew charter school adds grade; expands STEM program

July 2015

DNA Info. New York UWS has one of city’s highest percentages of charter school students 

Politico Magazine ‘You’re not going to give up’

San Diego Jewish World A boy and his friends at Comic-Con

Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo. Boulder Valley parents gathering support for Hebrew charter school 

Washington Post Lamond Riggs is in transition again

June 2015

Jewish Journal, San Diego Hebrew spoken by a rainbow of Young L.A. voices

New Jersey Sentinel Technology, facilities needs drive Milton school tax hike

May 2015

New York Post NY rejects all applications for new charter schools

Crain’s New York Business, Executive Moves, Highland Park BOE challenges charter school expansion, Highland Park challenging charter expansion – and its obligation to pay

April 2015

Israeli Week, Los Angeles, Israel’s Independence Day at Lashon

San Diego Jewish World, Modest San Diego event salutes Israel

Sentinel, New Jersey There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area 

News Transcript, NJ There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area 

Channel 10 News, Israel Feature on Sela Elementary, Washington, DC

March 2015

Arizona Jewish News Brooklyn Hebrew charter school reauthorized, adding middle school

JTA Brooklyn Hebrew charter school reauthorized, adding middle school

New Jersey Jewish News Shul offers next stage in Jewish learning

February 2015

Edison Sentinel Area schools and camps have so much to offer  

St. Louis Jewish Light Hebrew charter schools and Israeli political corruption?

JTA Hebrew charter schools and Israeli political corruption?

L’Chiam Magazine Kavod Elementary: A world-class education

January 2015

Forward Hebrew charter school set to open in Minneapolis

JTA Hebrew charter school to open in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Minneapolis Star-Tribune New Hopkins charter school to offer Classical instruction and Hebrew

October 2014

New York Times Letters: Promoting school diversity

Washington Post Bilingual education:  What’s available in Washington-area elementary schools?

Israeli Television, Channel 2  Harlem Hebrew 

(Note, one correction for this story:  the school does indeed have Jewish children as well those from many other religious/cultural backgrounds).

September 2014

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Chess NYC to open program at Hebrew Language Academy

Washington Jewish Week Local kids get with ‘STEM’

Washington Jewish Week Hebrew charter school starts year with new head

August 2014

Jewish Journal of Greater LA Latino population welcomes Hebrew-language charter school in L.A.

Shavua Israeli Observances of Lashon Academy from a parent

June 2014

Huffington Post Our schools truly can be racially diverse

May 2014

E-Jewish Philanthropy  Hebrew Charter School Center continues to grow

March 2014

Forward  ‘Aladdin’ with a Jewish twist

February 2014

JTA  In Hebrew immersion day camps, summer fun augmented with learning

Jewish News (AZ) In Hebrew-immersion day camps, summer fun augmented with learning

January 2014

Jewish Week  Civil rights lawyer tapped to promote Hebrew charter schools

Jewish Week  Jon Rosenberg’s letter in response

New Jersey Jewish News  Our schools are not Jewish or religious


Haaretz Hebrew charter schools are expanding: Popular, but at what price?

Washington City Paper At Sela Public Charter School, the newest idea in D.C. education—Hebrew—is three millennia old.