Welcome to Hillel Academy


Celebrating 51 Years of Excellence

The value of a day school education extends far beyond learning history, customs and ceremonies, and prayers.  Hillel Academy helps young students form strong Jewish identities.

As a true community school Hillel Academy brings together children from all corners of Binghamton's Jewish community—Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and unaffiliated—in a warm, nurturing environment.  Hillel Academy fosters a community spirit based on mutual acceptance, and recognizes, respects and values diversity.

For the latest news from Hillel Academy, please visit "Hillel Highlights."

Julie Piaker, School Administrator

Coreen Sines, Education Coordinator

Dr. Daniel Sambursky, President, Board of Trustees

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Hillel Academy of Broome County is a recognized 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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Free pre-K !

We are proud to offer our pre-K program (“Ganeinu”) free of charge!

Ganeinu, the Hebrew term for “our garden” is our pre-kindergarten classroom.  This year, we are expanding Ganeinu by opening it free of charge to 4 years old (by 1 December) children in the Binghamton Jewish community.  This half-day program runs Monday through Friday, from 8:40 am – 12:30 pm. 

Class size is capped at 8 students.  Please register now!

Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Registration

We offer language instruction in both Spanish and Hebrew, music, art, Jewish customs and ceremonies, and the best in math, science, and humanities education.  The students of Hillel Academy have the advantage of small class sizes, enabling staff to individualize instruction, focus on each child’s needs and strengths, and provide a stimulating enriched environment in which to learn and grow.  We teach to students, not to exams.

Class size is capped at 10 students.  Please register now! 

For more information, please call School Administrator Julie Piaker (607) 722 – 9274, or click here for forms and information on registration.

Upcoming Jewish Programming at Hillel Academy

The community is invited to join us for upcoming Jewish programming.  Prospective families are encouraged to attend.

Please RSVP to Administrator Julie Piaker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or by phone (607) 722-9274.

On Tuesday, April 1st, we are going to have a Rosh Chodesh assembly at 3pm

On Friday, April 4th, we are going to have another school Kabbalat Shabbat at 11:45 am, with special guest Rabbi David Serkin.

On Wednesday, April 9th, we will have a Model Seder for the whole school.

Soon we will discuss the activities for Yom Ha' atzmaut , Lag b'omer,  Kabbalat ha Siddur and Kabbalat ha Chumash as well as the upcoming Rosh Chodesh after Pessach.

Recent Events

On Tuesday, March 11th the entire school went to Woodland Manner to sing to the Seniors.

On Wednesday, March 12th we went to Beth David and baked Hammentashen for the whole school and for the Syracuse Hebrew Day School, which we visited on Friday the 14th.  Our Hammentashen made for yummy Mishloach Manot!

On Friday March 21st, the 1st and 2nd grade visited the Weather Station at the Binghamton Airport, and learned about meteorology and forecasting.

Sunday March 23rd, Hillel Academy hosted what we hope will become an annual “Passover Craftover” at the JCC.  Children from the entire community joined us to make crafts we hope to use at our Seders. Sunday afternoon also saw our upper grades Rocket Launch with Science teacher Ms. Sarah Thomas.

We are proud to be a member agency of the Jewish Federation of Broome County

News and Updates

Hillel Academy has received a $1000 grant from the Golub Foundation to support our Pre-K (Ganeinu) program.

Price Chopper's Golub Foundation provides financial support to eligible charitable organizations with a current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status located within Price Chopper's marketing areas in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire.


Hillel Academy's Passover Craftover!

Sunday March 23 from noon-2pm at the JCC

Free and open to kids pre-K through 5th Grade

Please join us to make some crafts to use during Passover Seder.

Crafts and supplies will be provided.  We will be making Kiddush Cups, Seder Plates, and more.

Bring your own pillow case to decorate . . . 

PLEASE RSVP and let us know how many kids will be attending:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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