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Storied jewish day schools merge to form new england jewish academy

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

NEJA builds upon the strengths of each entity and creates a new school with a unified and forward-thinking curriculum, challenging academics, traditional Judaic studies, and innovative activities designed to nurture the love of learning in a thriving modern Orthodox environment.

Currently operating in their historic locations, all NEJA students are expected to be integrated onto the West Hartford Campus for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.