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1870 Stillwell Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223

718.682.5610
info@hla2.org

Welcome to Hebrew Language Academy 2 Charter School

Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2 (HLA2) provides 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, HLA2 offers an academically rigorous PreK-5 curriculum that includes immersive instruction in Modern Hebrew. A diverse student body will also develop a strong sense of social and civic responsibility through the integration of service learning across the curriculum.

“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.

In Hebrew Public network schools, including at HLA2, global citizenship education is supported through the daily study of Modern Hebrew (which students learn for at least one hour per day), the comparative study of Israel and of students’ local community, the use of small group instruction, and through our focus on diversity and inclusion.

HLA2 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. HLA2 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.

We are thrilled to announce that our school will move into our permanent home!

Located at 2286 Cropsey Avenue, less than a mile from our current location, our new school building will offer your children a modern and welcoming learning space. From a full gymnasium and large cafeteria to new smart boards and climate-controlled spaces to bright, spacious classrooms, we are confident that our new home will inspire creativity, growth, and success.

HLA2 At a Glance

Staten Island Hebrew Public will be a free, public charter school open to all age-and grade-eligible students residing in New York City, with preference given to residents of Staten Island. The school will be located on Staten Island’s Midland Beach. We aim to:

Opened in

2017

Serving students in grades

PreK-5

Located in 

Gravesend

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

Hebrew teacher Elana Weinberg explains Hebrew Public’s approach to teaching children a second language.
Leadership

Katie Passley

קייטי פייסלי

Head of School

Valencia Chapman-Thomson

ואלנסיה צ׳פמן-תומפסון

Assistant Head of School & Academic Dean K-2

Melissa Puello

מליסה פואלו

Director of Operations

Kevin Mara

קווין מארה

Director of Culture

Sarit Delouya

שרית דלויה

Academic Dean of Hebrew

Lizzie Shander

ליזי שנדר

Director of Student Supports

Alyssa Pigott

אליסה פיגוט

Academic Dean Grades 3-5

Board Members

Adam Miller, Chair

Sue Fox, Treasurer

Stella Binkevich, Trustee

Alice Li, Secretary

Will Mack, Trustee

Mike Tobman, Vice-Chair

Ella Zalkind, Trustee

Board Meeting Calendar 2023-2024

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
** All board meetings are to begin at 6 pm unless otherwise noted

Board Meetings & Documents
HLA2, May 21, 2024
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May 21, 2024 6:00 PM
Topic: HLA2 Board Meeting – May
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K1vWiTJ8Q7WZA218Lm4U1g
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:

Sue Fox: (Shorefront YM-YWHA) 3300 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11235
William Mack: (Greenberg Traurig, LLP) One Vanderbilt Avenue | New York, NY 10017
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
Ella Zalkind: (Beress & Zalkind PLLC) 2640 East 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235

HLA2 April 16, 2024
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HLA2 Board Meeting
April 16, 2024, 6:00 PM

The meeting will take place at HLA2 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_nQKsslhDT-GGxOzID6qYxA
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:
Sue Fox: (Shorefront YM-YWHA) 3300 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11235

William Mack: (Greenberg Traurig, LLP) One Vanderbilt Avenue | New York, NY 10017
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
Ella Zalkind: (Beress & Zalkind PLLC) 2640 East 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235

HLA2 March 19, 2024
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HLA2 Board Meeting

March 19, 2024, 6:00 PM

The meeting will take place at HLA2 (1870 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223) 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_ADawOtP8Q32hUgT988Xb8w

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:

Sue Fox: 3300 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11235 (Shorefront YM-YWHA)

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

Ella Zalkind: (Beress & Zalkind PLLC) 2640 East 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Adam Miller  950 3rd Avenue, NY, NY 10022

HLA2 February 13, 2024
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HLA2 Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 13 at 6 PM
The Mayor announced that school buildings will be closed on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024. As communicated in our inclement weather policy, we will be following the NYC DOE decision to shift to remote learning. Our school building will be closed however, we will hold our board meeting remotely.
 
Please register here to join the meeting via Zoom:


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Public Notice:

All board meetings take place at Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2 (1870 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223). All meetings are open to the public.

If you would like to make a comment during the next board meeting, please email boardhla2@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
Hebrew Public NYS Emergency Remote Instruction Plan

Uploaded on: 10/04/2023

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HLA2 Audited Financial Statement June 2022

Uploaded on: 08/16/2023

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HLA2 Report Card 2021-2022

Uploaded on: 08/02/2023

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