The New England Jewish Academy prepares its students to think critically and creatively, to conduct themselves in accord with the highest ethical standards of our tradition, and to live an engaged Jewish life in the wider world.
The school’s core values speak to a school and a community that takes its Jewish commitment as seriously as its academics, its learning Torah as seriously as its responsibilities to the broader community, its cultivation of model behavior as seriously as its bond to the state of Israel. These values are reinforced inside the classroom, through the rigorous schedule of general and Judaic studies throughout the school, and outside of the classroom, with many programs that include senior citizens, the Israeli emissaries, and members of the surrounding communities.
The New England Jewish Academy is a co-educational Nursery-12 Orthodox Jewish Day School serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
Drawing from all segments of the Jewish community, the New England Jewish Academy prepares its students to think critically and creatively, to conduct themselves in accord with the highest ethical standards of our tradition and to live an engaged Jewish life in the wider world. We inspire our students to strengthen their commitment to our rich heritage and to fortify their bond with the Jewish people and Israel while recognizing their responsibility to American society and the global community. In an enriched and rigorous academic environment, we encourage exploration of Judaic and General studies through an individualized educational philosophy dedicated to developing each student’s knowledge, confidence and ability.
New England Jewish Academy was formed in July 2019 when the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and Hebrew High School of New England merged to form a single preschool – Grade 12 entity.
The Hebrew Academy was an integral part of the area’s Jewish community for more than 7 decades, and its legacy has impacted many generations. HHNE was established in 1996 to fulfill the need for an Orthodox high school in this region, and became a standard of academic excellence in Judaic and general studies.