Harkham-GAON Academy

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

Email: mdayanhga@gmail.com

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY 

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.

ADMINISTRATION

Rabbi Benzaquen

Founder, Menahel Ruchani

rabbimbenzaquen@gmail.com

Debora Parks, Ph.D.

Principal

dparks@harkhamgaon.org

Miriam Dayan

Administrative Assistant

mdayanhga@gmail.com

BA, Judaic Studies,

Jews College/London University 

Rabbinic Ordination,

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

BA, Early Childhood Education,

University of Alabama

MA, Elementary Education, 

University of Alabama

MA, Gifted & Talented Education, 

University of Alabama

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction,

University of Alabama

AA, Culinary Arts,

Le Cordon Bleu

BA, Jewish Studies,

Touro College 

FACULTY

Rabbi Naftali Richler 

Judaic Studies

Navi/Gemara/Halacha/Chumash

nrichlerhga@gmail.com

Arling Rodriguez

Mathematics

Alg I/Geometry/Alg II

arodriguezhga@gmail.com

Jewish Studies,

Rabbinical College 

BA, Mathematics,

Mt. St. Mary's College

MA,

Secondary Mathematics,

Univ of So California 

Elana Inselmann

English

Literature/Composition 

einselmannhga@gmail.com

BA, English, 

Univ of California, LA

MA, English Literature, CSUN

      David Barishman
History  
World History/U.S. History 
Economics/Government/Finance
dbarishmanhga@gmail.com

BA, History, Univ of Capetown

CA Teaching Credential,

       Social Studies

Master of Education,

National University