2014 Class Representatives
(from left) Micah Glickman (9th), Ari Zackin (11th), Rafi Feigenbaum (school VP), Yisroel Goldberg (10th), Eitan Garfield (school rep.), Kiarra Austin (school rep.) and Rebecca Benichoov (school President).
Rabbi Jeremy Bruce, Hebrew High School of New England Head of School has announced that Micah Pava has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the rabbi to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
“The young men and women being named Commended students have
demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a
spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play
in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational
excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
Nina Salazar’s art students have created a large-scale sculpture which has been installed for all to enjoy.
October 13, 2014 – All students are invited to hang out, in and around our school sukkah. There will be music, art projects, food, astronomy discussions, cooking demos, candy sukkah building and a collection of items for those in our community who, more often than not, are living with shelter insecurity and impermanence. Afternoon buses will run on a normal schedule, so students who wish to participate should make arrangements to be picked up or spend the night with local friends. We hope to see you there!
October 23, 2014 – Special guests Rabbi Brahm Weinberg of Young Israel West Hartford, Rabbi Michael Pincus of Beth Israel, and Sarah Chandler, Director of Earth-Based Spiritual Practice and the Adamah Farm Fellowship at Isabella Freedman will join us for a panel discussion on the history, meaning, and 21st century practicality of Shabat Ha’aretz – the sabbatical year for the earth. Shmita impacts the land of Israel, and the world, in a variety of ways: environmental, financial, social equity and food justice. As a special treat, students will experience some shmita snacks— pickles vegetables and jams from Adamah Farms!
Rabbi Jeremy Bruce sits with Cindy Mindell to talk about working in Jewish education, increasing enrollment and his goals for HHNE’s future.
Supporters, students, staff and alumni had a great time at this year’s annual Back to School BBQ. Smiles were all around as everyone came together to celebrate the beginning of another amazing year at HHNE!