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Our Mission

Our mission is to create a racially and culturally diverse public elementary charter school for Queens.  Located in Community School District 28, the school will provide students with a rigorous curriculum, supportive learning environment, daily instruction in Modern Hebrew, and a focus on global citizenship.

Join us for a free event at Maple Grove!

Sunday, 1/21, 4:00-5:30 PM

• Make fruit stamp cards  • Interactive storytime

• Plant seeds  • Special performance by Ronit Asheri-Sandler

Queens Hebrew Public is being planned for the children of Central Queens in Fall 2025!

Modeled after Hebrew Public schools in Brooklyn and Staten Island, Queens Hebrew Public will offer rigorous instruction in English, math, Modern Hebrew, science, art, social studies, and sports.

Share your thoughts and help shape the future of our school by completing our survey - your voice matters!

Queens Hebrew Public at a glance

Initially serving 100 students in


Grow to include grades


Ultimately students served


Planned opening in September


The school will be located in its own private facility

Our Leadership

Jon Rosenberg

Chief Executive Officer/President

Elyse Castellano

Chief Financial And Operating Officer

Emily Fernandez

Chief Program Officer

Jennice Hyde

Chief Talent Officer


Valerie Khaytina

Chief External Officer

We are in the process of forming the Board for Queens Hebrew Public.  If you know anyone who might make a terrific founding Board Member, please contact us!

If our application to open a new school is approved by the State, we will be looking for amazing local leaders to get the School started.