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Harkham-GAON Academy is an independent community school that provides a challenging, nurturing, inclusive Jewish and academic learning experience for students, 6th-12th grades. Our students represent a breadth of Jewish observance, ethnicity, and economic backgrounds. We encourage our students to become self-confident, productive and independent thinkers who respect themselves and others, are life-long learners, and are proud of their Judaism and Jewish heritage.


Educators' Testimonials: 

"It was great working with the HGA students. They were well-mannered, respectful, insightful, and always came to class with great attitudes ready for the day's challenge. You couldn't ask for more as an educator. It was a treat coming to work each day." 

                   Anthony Jones, Kinesiology Professor, West Los Angeles College

"My experience working with Harkham-GAON students has been very positive. The students are committed to put forth their best effort in order to excel in their language skills. They have shown tremendous growth in all aspects of Hebrew language and are working diligently not only to achieve language proficiency, but also to receive college credit for the courses."

                   Hagit Arieli-Chai, Hebrew Language Professor, Santa Monica College

For more information regarding HGA, please email inquiries to or call the school office at 310.556.0663.


Rabbi Moises Benzaquen - Founder/Menahel Ruchani

Debora Parks, Ph.D. - Principal

Miriam Dayan - Administrative Assistant 

Nathaneal Harkham - Community Liaison 

Harkham-GAON Academy

5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 • Voice: 310.556.0663 • Fax: 310.556.0669



Harkham-GAON Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.