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2186 Mill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234

718.377.7200
info@hlacharterschool.org

Welcome to Hebrew Language Academy Charter School

Hebrew Language Academy is an exceptional, diverse public charter school that teaches Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepares them to be successful global citizens.

Opened in 2009 in Brooklyn’s Community School District 22, the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (“HLA”) is the founding school in the Hebrew Public network of schools. HLA has a diverse student population that uniquely reflects the multicultural and vibrant dynamics of the neighborhood. It is housed in a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly school building that boasts a large gym/auditorium, a full-sized cafeteria, music rooms, spacious, well-lit classrooms, and outside playground space. The school serves nearly 700 students on its two campuses: a PreK-4 elementary school campus and a 5-8 middle school campus.

HLA has been recognized as a “Reward School” by the New York State Department of Education for its students’ academic growth.   The school offers an academically rigorous curriculum, including daily Modern Hebrew studies that lead to a high level of language fluency.

“Global citizenship” education is a big part of the school’s focus. It includes the development of student skills in communication (including learning a world language), collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. It also includes an emphasis on empathy and emotional intelligence.

HLA is proud of its inclusive and diverse community. 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. HLA 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.

 
HLA At a Glance

Opened in

2009

Serving students in grades

PK-8
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Located in

Mill Basin

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Together, with our community, we are committed to creating the best environment for your children to learn and thrive. 

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Leadership

Daniella Steinberg

דניאלה שטיינברג

Head of School

Sarah Campbell

שרה קמבל

Dean of Academics PK-2

Chrisalaxsandra Gilthrise

קריסאלכסנדרה גילת׳רייז

Dean of Academics 3-5

William Mann

וויליאם מאן

Director of Mathematics

Vlada Shlyavas

ולאדה שליבאס

Dean of Academics 6-8

Jason Sutton

ג׳ייסון סאטון

Dean of Students

Nina Henig

נינה הניג

Director of MLL Services

Carleasha Joseph

קרליסה ג׳וסף

Dean of Culture Pre K-4

Kim Rivera

קים ריברה

Dean of Culture for Grades 6-8

Rachel Reyz

רייצ׳ל רייז

Dean of Hebrew Instruction

Chelsea Gorski Halpern

צ׳לסי גורסקי הלפרן

Dean of Student Support Services

Board Members

Ellen Green, Chair

Mike Tobman, Vice Chair

Alice Li, Treasurer

Brian Tobin, Secretary

Stella Binkevich, Trustee

Valerie Khaytina, Trustee

 

 

HLA 2024/25 Board Meeting Dates 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
 Tuesday, August 13, 2024 
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 
Tuesday, October 8, 2024 
Tuesday, November 12, 2024 
Tuesday, December 10, 2024 
Tuesday, January 7, 2025 
Tuesday, February 4, 2025
 Tuesday, March 4, 2025 
Tuesday, April 8, 2025 
Tuesday, May 6, 2025 
Tuesday, June 10, 2025

** All board meetings are to begin at 6 pm unless otherwise noted
Board Meetings & Documents
HLA, July 9, 2024
Download Meeting Packet

HLA Board Meeting
July 9, 2024, 6:00 PM

The meeting will take place at HLA and is open to members of the public to join. If you cannot attend in person, you may join via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9EnvlJbfTeyw04GkhkLeZg

 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
The following locations are alternative places to virtually join the board meeting in-person with our trustees:
Brian Tobin: 360 W 22nd St NY NY 10011

Ellen Green: 1744 E. 24 Street, Brooklyn NY
Stella Binkevich: 370 Jay Street, Fl. 7, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Michael Tobman: 51 Tappan Landing Rd, Tarrytown, NY, 10591

HLA, June 11, 2024
Download Meeting Packet

HLA Board Meeting
June 11, 2024, 6:00 PM


The meeting will take place at HLA and is open to members of the public to join. If you cannot attend in person, you may join via Zoom:
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
 
The following locations are alternative places to virtually join the board meeting in-person with our trustees:
 

Brian Tobin: 360 W 22nd St NY NY 10011
Ellen Green: 1744 E. 24 Street, Brooklyn NY
Stella Binkevich: 370 Jay Street, Fl. 7, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Alice Li: 1610 Metropolitan Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10462
Michael Tobman: 51 Tappan Landing Rd, Tarrytown, NY, 10591
Valerie Khaytina: 715 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 6D, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Meeting documents:
Conflict of Interest Policy -HLA 5.24
Final HLA Proposed SY2024-2025 Budget
HLA Code of Ethics (Revised 2024)
HLA Vendor Contracts – 2024 -2025
HLA-24_25 Board Meeting Dates
Redacted HLA Safety Plan 2024-25

HLA, May 7, 2024
Download Meeting Packet

HLA Board Meeting
May 7, 2024, 6:00 PM
The meeting will take place at HLA and is open to members of the public to join. If you cannot attend in person, you may join via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dPjFTfQSQwS1_yWD_dPvuQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
The following locations are alternative places to virtually join the board meeting in-person with our trustees:

Brian Tobin: 360 W 22nd St NY NY 10011
Ellen Green: 1744 E. 24 Street, Brooklyn NY
Stella Binkevich: 370 Jay Street, Fl. 7, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Alice Li: 1610 Metropolitan Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10462
Michael Tobman: 51 Tappan Landing Rd, Tarrytown, NY, 10591
Valerie Khaytina: 715 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 6D, Brooklyn, NY 11230

HLA, April 9, 2024
Download Meeting Packet

HLA Board Meeting
April 9, 2024, 6:00 PM
The meeting will take place at HLA and is open to members of the public to join. If you cannot attend in person, you may join via Zoom:

 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
 
The following locations are alternative places to virtually join the board meeting in-person with our trustees:

Ellen Green: 1744 E. 24 Street, Brooklyn NY
Stella Binkevich: 370 Jay Street, Fl. 7, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Alice Li: 1610 Metropolitan Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10462
Michael Tobman: 51 Tappan Landing Rd, Tarrytown, NY, 10591
Valerie Khaytina: 715 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 6D, Brooklyn, NY 11230


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Public Notice:

All board meetings take place at Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (2186 Mill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234). All meetings are open to the public.

If you would like to make a comment during the next board meeting, please email boardhla@hebrewpublic.org and include your full name to sign up and indicate if you will be attending in person or via Zoom.

If you wish to make a public comment via Zoom, please ensure your name on Zoom matches the sign-up name provided.
 
When it is your time to speak during the meeting, your name will be called, and you will be unmuted.

We request you limit your comment(s) or question(s) to three minutes. You will receive a one-minute warning before your allotted time elapses.

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.

Latest School Documents
HLA Family Handbook SY 2024-25

Uploaded on: 07/02/2024

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HLA Safety Plan 2024-25

Uploaded on: 06/12/2024

This document is available for public comment for 30 days (starting July 1 + ending July 31). We encourage you to sign up to attend July's board meeting if you would like to make a comment or you can send your comments to (insert board email for each school) Boardhla@hebrewpublic.org

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HLA Code of Ethics (Revised 2024)

Uploaded on: 06/12/2024

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