Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

aka HBHA   |   Overland Park, KS   |  www.hbha.edu

Mission

The mission of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is to prepare students for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable, contributing citizens. We develop well-rounded, committed, knowledgeable young adults who are devoted to community service, fellow Jews and Israel. We do this by focusing on the personal, intellectual and spiritual development of our students through challenging general and Jewish studies, in a nurturing Jewish environment.

Ruling year info

1966

Head of School

Mr. Adam Tilove

Main address

5801 W. 115th Street

Overland Park, KS 66211 USA

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Formerly known as

The Hebrew Academy

EIN

48-6125262

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HBHA strives to better itself and the experience of its students each year. We continue to address the challenge of increasing our fundraising in order to meet the rising costs of quality education and the need for financial aid. The additional costs brought about by the pandemic for distance-learning programs and technical ability, for personal protective equipment (PPE) and for facility adaption to accommodate health and safety has created additional costs and challenges. A Taskforce of community leaders, doctors, scientists and staff was created and remains in place specifically to address HBHA's response to the pandemic.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lower School Program

Educates students, ages 5 to 10, in general and Jewish studies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Educates students, ages 11 to 13, in general and Jewish studies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Educates students, ages 14 to 17, in general and Jewish studies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) - 7 Year Accreditation 2013

Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) - 7 Year Accreditation 2020

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City

Jewish Community Center Association - Affiliate

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents, Children, Jewish people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and come out stronger in the end. As always, HBHA provides an excellent and integrated program of challenging academics and moral, ethical and spiritual values in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. Our students learn to successfully develop, problem solve, make decisions and become positive community leaders as they further their educations and move through life,

HBHA is a microcosm of diverse cultures, backgrounds and religious beliefs in which students K-12 learn and develop a positive identity. Our dedicated faculty and staff are role models who focus on providing educational and experiential opportunities for individual learning styles. We encourage students to grow into well-rounded, committed and knowledgeable young adults.

Our Board of Directors, Head of School, staff, faculty and volunteers continually participate in webinars, workshops, in-service programming and continuing education to remain at the top of their game and up-to-date on strategies for teaching and working with children. We constantly evaluate and upgrade our programs and curriculum.
Our Re-Opening Taskforce continues to stay up on the latest pandemic activities and restrictions in our area, as they update advice and plans for maintaining education in a safe and healthy environment.

All of our graduates move on to fine colleges, universities and programs. Many further their educations through Masters and Doctorate programs.
100% of the graduates we communicate with, indicate a strong sense of community and a comfort with their Jewish identity.
The Administration works hand in hand with Admissions, Development and Marketing, to communicate effectively with our community, families and donors regarding our needs and our response to the pandemic.
Our Taskforce creates and updates guiding documents to lead us through this pandemic, based on local virus statistics, government mandates, and new knowledge.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Jewish students K-12 who seek a dual-curriculum education at our Jewish community day school.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A special task force was created and worked closely with our families and administration to understand their fears and desires regarding the health and safety of our students during the pandemic.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jeff Goldenberg

AssuredPartners, HBHA alumni, HBHA parent

Term: 2020 - 2022

Christa (Li) Balanoff

Former Board President, Surgeon & Asst Professor at KU Med Center (Indian Creek Campus), HBHA Parent

Jeff Goldenberg

Board President, former Treasurer, Sales Executive at Assured Partners, HBHA Alum & HBHA Parent

Sam Arbesman

Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital, HBHA Parent

David Sosland

Board Vice President, owner Sosland Photography LLC, HBHA Alum & HBHA Parent

Carole Bergh

Board Secretary, HBHA Parent

Daniel Wajcman

Co-founder & COO of Lucky Orange, HBHA Alum & Parent

Lara Krigel Pabst

Attorney with Krigel & Krigel, P.C., HBHA Alumna & HBHA Parent

Robin Freiden

Occupational Therapist, HBHA Parent

Michael Levine

Director of Marketing at Barkley, HBHA Parent

Lori Noorollah

Neurologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist & Medical Director of Sleep Lab, HBHA Alumna & HBHAParent

Michael Liss

Board Treasurer, Portfolio Manager at American Century, HBHA Parent

Ronna Nussbaum

Former HBHA parent, current HBHA grandmother

Schlomo` Heching

Pediatric Cardiologist at Children's Mercy Hospital, HBHA Parent

Brenda Rosenthal

Nurse Practitioner at Advent Health, former HBHA Parent

David Slusky

De-Min & Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor of Economics, Associate Chair & Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Economics and recipient of the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching at KU, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, HBHA parent.

Jason Sokol

Professor & Director of Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery for KU Medical Center, HBHA parent

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/21/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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