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147 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10026


Welcome to Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School provides its students with the academic and personal foundation necessary to successfully pursue advanced studies and achieve continued personal growth as ethical and informed global citizens. In order to accomplish this, Harlem Hebrew offers an academically rigorous K-8 curriculum, which includes intensive instruction in the Hebrew language.

Harlem Hebrew opened its doors in the fall of 2013 in Manhattan’s Community School District (CSD) 3. Located in the southern end of Harlem, it has a diverse student population that uniquely reflects the multicultural and vibrant dynamics of the neighborhood. It is housed in a newly renovated building that boasts a large gym/auditorium, a full-sized cafeteria and music room as well as spacious, well-lit classrooms.

Harlem Hebrew offers an academically rigorous curriculum and a focus on global citizenship education which includes the development of students’ skills in communication (including learning a foreign language), collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. It also includes an emphasis on empathy and emotional intelligence.

Harlem Hebrew is proud of its inclusive and diverse community, and of its commitment to racial and economic integration. We serve students from all backgrounds, including a high percentage of students with special needs and a growing number of students who are English language learners. Harlem Hebrew is a member of the Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools (

We are strong believers in personalized learning – ensuring that each and every child has the opportunity to grow academically and socially in ways that are tailored to their needs and learning styles. Our personalized approach to learning is enhanced by our small student-to-teacher ratios – transforming the classroom experience into one of genuine community which in turn promotes positive emotional development in each child.

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MarrLa Merritt

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Director of Operations

Alona Mor

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Academic Dean of Hebrew and Specials

Rikki Cohen

ריקי כהן

Special Education Coordinator

Farrah Waldman

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Assistant Head of School: Elementary School

Jessica Bezozo Benziane

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Academic Dean: Elementary School

Taryn Wrotny

טארין וורוט׳י

Associate Academic Dean and Senior Team Leader

Tyshawn Dinkins

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Associate Dean of Culture

Asia Beaucrucris

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Culture Associate

Coco Faiella

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Social Worker

Sarah White

שרה וואייט

Assistant Head of School Middle School

Gina Blount

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Culture Associate

Collin McArdle

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Social Worker

Board Meetings & Documents
November 11, 2022
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November 9th, 6:30 PM
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October 12, 2022
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September 14, 2022
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Board and staff members do not typically respond to public comments at the time they are made. However, we will do our best to respond to unanswered questions within a few business days.

Board Members

Vanessa Goldberg-Drossman, Chair


Sara Bloom, Vice Chair


Tanya Jones, Treasurer


William Allen, Secretary

Linda Aristondo, Trustee


Reverend Linda Tarry-Chard, Trustee


Scott Wickham, Trustee

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