Hebrew Academy of Nassau County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC) is a K-12, comprehensive, Modern Orthodox Jewish school system, located in Nassau County, New York.

TypePrivate Jewish day school
Mottoחנך לנער על פי דרכו
(Train the youth according to his way)
DenominationModern Orthodox
FounderRabbi Meyer Fendel
Athletics conferenceMYHSAL
Team nameHurricanes
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools
NewspaperHANC Happenings


In 1953, Nassau County was virtually empty of Jewish education. Through the dedicated efforts of Rabbi Meyer and Goldie Fendel, and a small group of individuals, the vision to establish a Hebrew day school on Long Island was conceived.

Today, HANC’s four campuses, the Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Early Childhood Center and Elementary School (two buildings) in West Hempstead, the HANC Plainview Elementary School and Joshua Waitman Early Childhood Center (one building) in Plainview, and the HANC Middle School (also referred to as the Moses Hornstein Educational Center) and Brookdale High School (one building) in Uniondale, serve more than twelve hundred students, from nursery through high school, who come from fifty communities throughout Long Island and Queens.

After Rabbi Fendel made aliyah, Rabbi Shlomo Wahrman took the helm as principal and Rosh Yeshiva.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Maltz, Judy. "Inside the Religious West Bank Settlement That Forged President Trump's Israel Policy; What is it about Beit El that has so captured the attention and donations of key figures in the incoming U.S. administration, all the way up to Trump himself?", Haaretz, January 17, 2017. Accessed January 11, 2021. "Friedman, who grew up on Long Island, also has a childhood friend who lives on the settlement. Hillel Fendel, co-founder of the Arutz Sheva English news site, was a classmate of Friedman’s at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC). Fendel’s father was the longtime principal there."

External links[edit]