Hillel Academy receives grant for technology

Hillel Academy of Broome County announced that it has received a grant from the Eisenberg Fund, which will provide support for new technology for students and teachers. “We have been able to turn our classrooms into truly multimedia environments, while still emphasizing the intimate learning environment that makes Hillel Academy such a great school,” said a representative of Hillel. “This support will benefit our continuing efforts.” 

Rabbi Moshe Shmaryahu, head of Judaic and Hebrew studies at Hillel, gave representatives of the foundation a tour of the school. “They were shocked to see a functioning Jewish school with a traditional Jewish character,” the Hillel representative continued. “When schools were forced to move to various versions of online learning this spring, Hillel Academy was able to provide every student with a Chromebook (our youngest students received iPads), and our teachers offered a full day and full week on live (synchronous) learning using Google classroom. We were the only school in the area that maintained a full week of live instruction for our students.”

Registration for the upcoming school year for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade is still open. For more information, visit http://hillelacademybroomecounty.org/ or contact the school at 304-4544.