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 Ora Nimni
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Haifa – K12 123 Jennifer Hardemian Larisa Lulko
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TelAviv – K13 125 Michelle Healy
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Osnat Arussy

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 Miryam Hagbi
Netanya – 103 202 Jacqueline Gelbart Maggie Ben Zekry
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Second Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher Hebrew Studies Teacher
Teveryah – 201 203 Nicole DiBlasio Maya Bitton
Hertzeliya – 202 204 Lisa Segelnick
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Rachel Reyz
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Ashkelon – 203 205 Nicole Bernard 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 Kathleen O’Connor
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Sara Ben-Shabat
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Yaffo – 303 208 Marielle Kaufman
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Orit Ziv
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Sima Garber

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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Sivan Cohen
Akko (403) 211 Maria Surdo
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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
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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Sixth Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Holon – 601 308 Jennifer Finney
Amy Zornberg
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Arad – 602 310 Jackie Rakib
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Raanana – 603 309 Sara Goldstein
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Math Enrichment

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Math Enrichment 1 329 Elizabeth Lang  
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  

Science

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Science 312 Lindsey Schwartzman
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Social Studies

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Social Studies 212 Meena Saunders  

DSSS

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
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  
Floater HS 331 Perla Katzberg  

Social Workers

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Social Worker 236 Ariel Levitan
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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 Kelly Cefalu  

Music

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Music 1 314 Naum Goldenstein  

Theatre

Classroom Room General Studies Teacher  
Theatre 135 Arielle Sosland
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