Head of School Welcome

Head of School Welcome

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

Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

When you enter our building, you can feel the warmth and vibrancy that defines us. 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 recognize their incredible potential, then support and inspire them to become successful, happy and dynamic Jewish leaders.

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.

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. And 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.

We feel that the best way to get a true sense of our school is to come in and visit. I look forward to meeting you!

 

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).