Nesya Sloane, Gabriella Brackman, Adina Bruce and Esti Garfield represented HHNE at the 2017 Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) as delegates of Kenya. HHNE worked alongside schools across the United States, as well as Brazil and Canada at the 3 day event. Throughout their stay, our delegation met with multiple committees in order to solve world-wide issues such as: over-fishing in the South China Sea, improving food sources to the impoverished, regulations and overseeing small private militias and trying to solve the refugee crisis. Many thanks to HHNE’s AP teacher Zach Towne for chaperoning these amazing students.
This summer, senior Benjamin Snyder will be moving to Israel and enlisting in the Israeli Defense Force to become a Lone Soldier.
In his blog, Benjamin discusses why he has such a great passion for what he is doing, the process of making Aliyah, and what it is like to prepare to fight in the Israeli army.
Band practice was moved outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather. Photo: Shoshana Olkin
HHNE is proud to announce that senior Yaakov Schectman has been awarded a Certificate of Merit from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2017.
The juniors and seniors recently participated in a job skills day titled “Professionalism 411.” The first part of the presentation was delivered by Linda Schultz from the University of Hartford, along with HHNE’s Liz Barlow and Brenda Cabelus. They focused on how to find a job, how to present yourself in an interview and what types of communication there are. The second part of the program was a “speed dating” style of interviews with numerous professionals in careers that are of interest to our students including medical, law, military, entrepreneurs and more.We would like to thank all of the professionals who volunteered their time to come in and work with our students. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to offering this program again.
Abbey Cohn, the Young Adult and Special Affinities Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford presented HHNE students, staff and board members with the Super Sunday Agency Participation prize for the 2017 Campaign Year. The winners were awarded $1,000 and a trophy for their exceptional performance during this years Super Sunday event.