Head of School Welcome

Head of School Welcome

Welcome to the Hebrew High School of New England (HHNE).

Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

HHNE is unique. The moment you walk onto our beautiful campus you notice the warm and vibrant atmosphere that fills the hallways and classrooms.

We are more than just a school; we are a closely-knit community where students gain the skills and knowledge to achieve their dreams. We believe that we are all created B’tzelem Elokim, in the Image of G-d, and as a result, recognize each person’s incredible potential and support and inspire them to achieve that potential.

Students have a strong and respected voice in formulating the direction of the school and regularly meet with the administration to give feedback on the programs and make suggestions for future enhancements. We believe that a successful and happy school is one in which the staff, students and parents engage in a dialogue about the best way to educate young people in the 21st century.

HHNE provides a rigorous college preparatory program that ensures that our students attend some of the best colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. We accomplish this through the expertise and dedication of our administration and faculty. With small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, our faculty is able to develop and deliver highly personalized programs that match students’ aptitudes and interests. Technology is another facet of our school community—the Canvas learning platform we utilize empowers students to take ownership of their learning and receive effective and timely feedback on their work.

Our school community welcomes students from all Jewish backgrounds. We are proud of our first-class Judaic studies program that allows students to access, analyze and debate Jewish texts and ideas. This curriculum enables those who wish to take the next steps on their journey to a variety of gap-year learning or volunteer programs in Israel. At HHNE we go one step further—we empower our students to put their Jewish ideals into action by becoming strong advocates for themselves and for others.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I hope you will be inspired to come and visit us in person. I can assure you of a very warm welcome!

B’vracha,

Bruce sig

Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

 

 

Meet Our Head of School

Rabbi Jeremy Bruce joined Hebrew High School of New England in the summer of 2014. He has fourteen years of experience in both the private and public school sector in the U.S. and U.K. He is passionate about Jewish Day School and believes that a holistic Jewish education best prepares students to be effective Jewish leaders of the next generation.

Born and raised in London, Rabbi Bruce holds a B.A. in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds and an M.A. in Educational Management from King’s College, London. He is a graduate of Yeshivat Hamivtar in Israel, where he received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Riskin and Rabbi Brovender.

Most recently, Rabbi Bruce was the Deputy Head Teacher of King Solomon High School in London, a 900-student Jewish high school. His wide-ranging responsibilities included developing the Jewish ethos of the school, monitoring and supporting the quality of teaching for more than 100 teachers and support staff, directing the pastoral care program, and representing the school to a wide variety of communal and government institutions.

Rabbi Bruce lives in West Hartford with his wife, Jo, an adult educator and lecturer, and their three children, Adina (HHNE, Class of 2017), Dalia (HHNE, Class of 2018), and Gavriel (age 10).