2186 Mill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234


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

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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



HLA 2023/24 Board Meeting Dates

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

** All board meetings are to begin at 6 pm unless otherwise noted

Board Meetings & Documents
HLA, December 5, 2023
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HLA December Board Meeting
December 5, 2023 6:00 PM

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HLA, November 14, 2023
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HLA November Board Meeting
Nov 14, 2023 6:00 PM

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HLA, October 17, 2023
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HLA Board Meeting
October 17, 2023, 6:00 PM 

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HLA, September 12, 2023
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HLA August Board Meeting
When: September 12, 2023 6:00 PM

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Public Notice:

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.

You must 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
Hebrew Public NYS Emergency Remote Instruction Plan

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HLA – Financial Statement 06.30.2022

Uploaded on: 08/30/2023

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HLA – Financial Statement 06.30.2021

Uploaded on: 08/30/2023

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