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 (USC)

Samuel Kraus

English

Literature/Composition 

skraushga@gmail.com

BA, English, 

Secondary Education 

Appalachian State College

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

BA, History

University of Capetown, South Africa

CA Teaching Credential, Soc Studies

MA, Education

National University 

He

Liran Zamir

Athletic Director 

Ivrit

Physical Education/Hebrew Language 

lzamirhga@gmail.com

           BA, History & Public Policy

           Certified Gym Instructor

           Certified Volleyball Coach

           Open University of Israel 

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.