Dear Student,
 
Our mission is to open a world of opportunity for our students. Upon entry they learn to build lives filled with meaning, commitment, social responsibilities, and gemilut chassadim. To achieve our mission, student life provides experience that challenge students to develop their individual talents and make a difference in their community. Empowering our students is our goal. To that end, student life offers more than 50 options for our students to develop their identity, pursue their diverse interests, practice Torah values, and lead. These opportunities include academic teams and clubs, community service and chesed, activism and journalism, leadership development, dramatic productions, and numerous athletic teams. Many of these programs have been created by students with a vision of their own, a desire to passionately participate in activities that make a difference on this campus, in their communities, and in the world.

I encourage you to carefully explore the many opportunities HANC High School has to offer and consider where you can make your mark.
 
Rabbi Daniel Mezei
Director of Student Life



Academic Teams

Chidon Hatanach Students learn the entire Tanach and compete in the International Chidon Competition. Finalists compete in Israel.

College Bowl Team members compete against other local rivals in scholastic trivia competitions. Torah Bowl Boys’ and girls’ teams compete against local teams in knowledge of Chumash and Navi.

Debate Students competitively debate against other schools on contemporary topics.

Mathletes Math-savvy students compete against other Nassau County high school teams on college level math problems.

Mock Trial Students prepare extensively for and participate in competitive court trials held at least twice a year.

Model United Nations At this National Event, students act as UN delegates and discuss world issues.
Stock Market Club The investment club introduces members to the stock market, how it works, and how and why to invest.
 

Clubs and Committees


Art Talented artists decorate the school before chagim and prepare for special events such as the Celebrate Israel Parade.

Band 
Musically talented students join together to create beautiful music. The band performs at school chagigot and special events.

Book Club Interested students meet to discuss a selected novel at our monthly book club. Refreshments are served.

Chess 
Players who share an affinity for this intellectual game, hone their skills and compete in inter-school competitions.

Chorus Boys’ and Girls’ Chorus Groups perform at school functions, inter-school competitions, and bring sunshine to the elderly.

Drama This talented group of actors audition for sought after roles in a popular production, practice once a week, culminating in an annual production for the public.

Mishmar Separate boys’ and girls’ groups meet every Wednesday to absorb even more Torah wisdom from Rabbeim and Morot. Refreshments are served.


Chesed & Service Opportunities

Performing chesed is a timeless Torah value and an ongoing HANC tradition. In an effort to realize the principles of responsibility, honesty, and respect, and to live in the spirit of Olam Chesed Yibaneh, the Community Service component of the Student Life Program provides opportunities for HANC students to work within their own environment, and in the greater Jewish community to make an everlasting impact on the world around them.

Chesed
Bikur Cholim
Students visit and bring cheer to patients in local hospital as well as correspond with fellow students who are recovering from illness.
 
Jewish Action
The Jewish Action Committee members are dedicated to raising money for their brothers and sisters in Israel and America. This includes Project Ezra Model Seder, Ohel Toy Drive, Sderot Soldier Project, and Shaare Zedek Hospital Campaign.
 
Jewish Elderly
The students who join this chesed committee regularly correspond with and visit residents of Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center.
 
Yachad / NCJD
In this Orthodox Union run organization, a devoted group of HANC volunteers help to educate others and organize holiday parties and other events with special needs children and young adults.
  

“This is an extraordinary program (Jewish Elderly), and this
particular group of students genuinely care about our residents. Thank you for always bringing such joy to our residents.”

Joann Kaplan
Director of Resident Enhancement, Gurwin

Service

AV Squad
Members of our AV squad learn to operate equipment necessary for the showing of educational and instructional materials.
 
Media Squad
This tech-savvy group of photographers, videographers, and video editors, produce videos or special programs and document school events which are shared with the HANC community.
 
Set Up Squad
Members assist in set-up for special presentations, Rosh Chodesh breakfasts, and other
 
 

Opportunities for Leadership

HANC provides opportunities for leadership training such as our highly involved Student Senate. Grade representatives actively influence decisions regarding school issues while taking part in intensive leadership training. These programs prepare students to engage in leadership roles in their respective communities and in the outside world.
 
Leadership
Advisory Committees
Committees are formed which allows students to be involved in the creation and implementation of school-wide events such as the Open House, Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom HaAtzmaut.
 
Community Organizations
The Long Island Jewish community is filled with many wonderful organizations which give students the opportunity to volunteer for a wide variety of organizations including Kulanu, The Friendship Circle, Yachad, and NCSY. Many students elect to take on leadership position within these organizations.
 
Project JUMP
NCSY’s Jewish Unity Mentoring Program offers students the opportunity to become leaders who will make positive changes in their communities while broadening their understanding of global issues facing the Jewish people.
 
Peer Tutoring Society
Students who are knowledgeable in a specific curricular subject assist other students with their studies.
 
Student Ambassadors
This group introduces prospective students to the high school and shares their experiences and passion for their school.

Student Senate
The HANC Student Senate is comprised of student leaders who represent the student body and collaborate with administrators to enhance student life. They organize shabbatonim, activities, and trips planned for the benefit of the student body. In addition, senators participate in various leadership training programs and seminars.
 
Co-President
Maddie Hamada
Co-President
David Schwartzman
Senior Senators
Alon Bezalel
Maddie Hamada
Michelle Hoch
David Schwartzman
Junior Senators
Rachel Canter
Joseph Friedman
Eric Lenefsky
Ariella Rouhani
Sophomore Senators
Michali Betesh
Coby Kohanim
Batsheva Moskowitz
Josh Weinstein
Freshman Senators
Halli Fein
Bernard Maslin
Aeton Rabanipour
Julia Skorski

Athletic Opportunites


HANC offers a range of athletic opportunities for both boys and girls. Our junior varsity and varsity teams work with highly trained coaches to enhance their athletic skills while learning the values of hard work, sportsmanship, and commitment. Our teams, The HANC Hurricanes, are members of the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School League and compete in various athletic tournaments throughout the year.
 
HANCATHLETICS
Boys’ Teams
JV Basketball
Varsity Basketball
JV Hockey
Varsity Hockey
Varsity Soccer
JV Softball
Varsity Softball
Tennis
Varsity Volleyball
Girls’ Teams
JV Basketball
Varsity Basketball
Varsity Hockey
Varsity Softball
Varsity Soccer
Tennis
Varsity Volleyball
 
Tournaments
Athletes at HANC High School have the unique opportunity to participate in an array of Yeshiva sports tournaments. Below is a sampling of tournaments that we participate in.
Joseph and Florence Weiner Memorial
Basketball Tournament
Hosted by Beth Tfiloh in Baltimore, Maryland
Let All the Children Play / Kulanu
Girls’ Varsity Basketball Tournament
Co-Hosted by HANC and HAFTR
Magen David Yeshiva Pre-Season
Basketball Tournament
Hosted by Magen David Yeshivah
Scott Satran Memorial Tournament
 
Hosted by HAFTR
Sam Gyenes Memorial Tournament
Hosted by Ramaz
Rabbi Jacob & Deborah Rubenstein
Memorial JV Basketball Tournament
Hosted by Emunah of America

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County

Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding
Early Childhood Center
240 Hempstead Avenue
W Hempstead NY 11552
TEL: 516-565-5640
FAX: 516-565-2349
Plainview Elementary School
Joshua Waitman Early Childhood Center
25 Country Drive
Plainview NY 11803
TEL: 516-681-5922
FAX: 516-681-8351
Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding
Elementary School
609 Hempstead Avenue
W Hempstead NY 11552
TEL: 516-485-7786
FAX: 516-485-0422
HANC Middle School
Moses Hornstein Educational Center
215 Oak Street
Uniondale NY 11553
TEL: 516-538-8161
FAX: 516-538-6997
Brookdale High School
215 Oak Street
Uniondale NY 11553
TEL: 516-538-8161
FAX: 516-489-1142