HLA has 21 classrooms of children: 3 kindergarten classes, 3 first grade classes, 3 second grade classes, 3 third grade classes, 3 fourth grade classes and 3 fifth grade classes and 3 sixth grade classes. Each classroom has approximately 25 students and two instructors, one dedicated to General Studies and one focused on Hebrew language instruction. These teacher teams guide our children through a workshop model for learning in which students experience a range of learning styles, from listening to the teacher model a skill to hands-on learning.

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Kindergarten Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Yerushalayim – K11 121 Zoe King / Emma Kash
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Ora Nimni
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Haifa – K12 123 Jennifer Herdemian
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Larisa Lulko
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TelAviv – K13 125 Paula SmallsVisit Teacher Page Osnat Arussy
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First Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Beer-Sheva – 101 228 Samantha Goldstein
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Ann Marie Macaluso
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Efrat Vazana Adoram
Eilat – 102 230 Ellen Erman
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Netanya – 103 202 Jacqueline Gelbart
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Maggie Ben Zekry
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Second Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Teveryah – 201 203 Chris Collett Visit Teacher Page Maya Bitton
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Hertzeliya – 202 204 Francesca Hinson Visit Teacher Page Rachel Reyz
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Ashkelon – 203 205 Nicole Bernard
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Nirit Sivan
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Third Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Nahariya – 301 206 Stacy Leckawicz
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Oksana Mosheev
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Tzefat – 302 207 Amy Zornberg / Tawanna Currence
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Orit Ziv
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Yaffo – 303 208 Marielle Fratarcangeli
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Sima Garber
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Fourth Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Rehovot (401) 209 Samantha Dickinson
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Lauren D’Italia
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Nadav Schwartz
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Binyamina (402) 210 Kaitlyn Newman
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Akko (403) 211 Maria Rosen
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Sarit Delouya
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Fifth Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Ashdod – 501 305 Jacqueline Capobianco
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Nina Cerro
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Mira Yusupov
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Metulla – 502 306 Alana Gund
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Orna Zeitouni
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Raanana – 503 307 Arabella Trofemuk
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Alexandra Yosupov

Sixth Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Holon – 601 308 Jennifer Finney (ELA)
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Arad – 602 310 Jackie Rakib (Math 1)
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Raanana – 603 309 Sara Goldstein (Math 2)
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Math Enrichment

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Math Enrichment 1 329 Elizabeth Lang
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Math Enrichment 2 322 Wendi Singer
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Literacy Support

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Literacy Support 1 -
Literacy Support 2 223 Tawanna Currence
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Science

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Science 312 Rebecca Rothman

Social Studies

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Social Studies 212 Meena Saunders
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DSSS

Classroom Room
DSSS 235 Elena Canaras
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SPED HS

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
SPED HS 329 Chavi Raksin
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SETSS

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
SETSS 224 Katie Wissman
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Floaters

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Floater GS 233 Grace Kelly
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Floater HS 331 Perla Katzberg

Social Worker

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Social Worker (Middle School) 236 Julia Deane
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Social Worker (Grades K-5) 236 Adrianne Edwards

ESL

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
ESL 234 Wendy Altman
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Art

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Art 301 Joann Osman
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Physical Education

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
P. E. 1 138 Bryan Rosen
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P. E. 2 138 Lavinia Voicu
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P. E. 3 138 Stacey McPartland

Music

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Music 1 314 Kasey Heisler

Theatre

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher
Theatre 135 Jesselyn Santiago