Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
5801 W. 115th Street
Overland Park KS 66211
Students K-12 enjoy learning together at HBHA!
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 327-8150
Fax 913- 327-8180
Mission Statement
The mission of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is to prepare students for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable, contributing citizens. We develop well-rounded, committed, knowledgeable young adults who are devoted to community service, fellow Jews and Israel. We do this by focusing on the personal, intellectual and spiritual development of our students through challenging general and Jewish studies, in a nurturing Jewish environment.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Adam Tilove
Board Chair Dr. Christa "Li" Balanoff
Board Chair Company Affiliation KU Breast Cancer Center (Indian Creek Campus)
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1966
Former Names
The Hebrew Academy
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Please contact the HBHA Director of Development Kerry Cosner, 913-327-8156, kcosner@hbha.edu, 5801 West 115th St, Overland Park, KS 66211. Mail donations to her attention or go to hbha.edu and click on Support Us. 
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is to prepare students for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable, contributing citizens. We develop well-rounded, committed, knowledgeable young adults who are devoted to community service, fellow Jews and Israel. We do this by focusing on the personal, intellectual and spiritual development of our students through challenging general and Jewish studies, in a nurturing Jewish environment.
Background Statement Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is the only Jewish day school serving the Greater Kansas City area and the state of Kansas. It is one of the oldest in the country, offering an exemplary, co-ed, independent college preparatory community school, K-12. HBHA is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States and open to children of all Jewish denominations. We welcome the diverse beliefs of our community, with a bias toward none. Now in its second half-century of educating and developing children, HBHA was founded in 1966 through the efforts of dedicated parents who believed that a Jewish day school education was vital for their children. The school opened its doors as The Hebrew Academy with 33 students in rented facilities at Congregation Ohev Shalom. In 1973 the Upper School was created and in 1976 HBHA graduated its first class of nine seniors. When its first president Hyman Brand passed away in 1977, the school was renamed in his memory. In 1988 HBHA moved to its current home on the Jewish Community Campus. The Hebrew Academy continues to grow; adding classrooms, labs and programs to meet the needs of the successful Jewish day school that its founders envisioned. Today, enrollment is about 220 students, and the 2019 graduating class all went to fine colleges, universities and programs nationwide.
Impact Statement
Now in its second half-century of educating and developing children, HBHA is one of the oldest community K-12 Jewish day schools in the country. We believe that a high-quality Jewish day school education is more than challenging academics; it must incorporate moral, ethical and spiritual values, enabling students to become valuable and successful members of our global society. To ensure these ideals and goals, we strive for sustainability and affordability, while maintaining a strong faculty and competitive and current programming. We are dedicated to making financial aid available to qualifying families who desire a dual education for their children.
Needs Statement
The 5 most pressing needs of HBHA are:
  1. Financial assistance for middle and lower income families.
  2. Funding to bring quality teacher salaries to parity with area independent schools. 
  3. Continued assistance for students with special needs.
  4. Continued upgrading and maintenance of computers, servers, storage and necessary software and hardware.  
  5. Continued updating of programming, furniture and fixtures, to provide the competitive education and atmosphere necessary to prepare students to succeed in today's world. 
Service Categories
Elementary & Secondary Schools
Secondary & High Schools
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Cass County
KS - Lawrence
KS
MO
Geographic Area Served Narrative Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is the only community Jewish day school in the state of KS and the western half of Missouri.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy proudly celebrates its 54th Anniversary this year under the leadership of a highly skilled and dedicated professional team, including Head of School Adam Tilove, Head of Jewish Studies Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Upper School Principal Todd Clauer, Lower/Middle School Principal Dr. Jessica Kyanka-Maggart and Director of Admissions Tamara Schuster.  HBHA remains the only dual-curriculum private Jewish day school in the Greater Kansas City area and the state of Kansas. Incorporating cutting-edge academics, athletics and STEAM programming, HBHA maintains its place as a leader in community day schools throughout America. We are rich in tradition and grateful to have dedicated, exceptional teachers and staff with commitment to our vision. A college preparatory school, HBHA proudly sends its students to fine colleges, universities and programs nationwide. During these challenging economic times, especially for smaller Jewish day schools, HBHA continues to offer a unique reduced tuition system, implemented to allow middle and lower income families to better afford the day school education.  HBHA fundraises with tenacity to help bridge the gap between tuition and actual cost.   

Programs
Description Educates students, ages 5 to 10, in general and Jewish studies.
Program Budget $2,884,022.00
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Students in grades 2-5 took the MAP test in September 2018.  The results show continued growth in all grade levels. The numbers listed below show the mean HBHA RiT score.  The percentile shows where the mean falls in comparison to the national percentile scores.

Grade  

 Reading

Mathematics 

 
 3  199 (77% tile)      197 (74% tile)
 4  210 (78% tile)  211 (77% tile)
 5  214 (71% tile)  219 (71% tile)
 
Long-Term Success
A strong base level Lower School program of study is annually evaluated and modified so that students are prepared for success in Middle School.  Ultimately, 100% of HBHA graduates attend a college, university or other institution of higher learning.
Program Success Monitored By
Student and program success is monitored by the K-8 Principal, Director of Testing and Teacher Development, and Director of Student Services.  Student test scores are analyzed to determine changes to instruction and to strengthen the curriculum.
Examples of Program Success
Success is demonstrated by the test scores indicated above and by enrollment numbers.
Description Educates students, ages 11 to 13, in general and Jewish studies.
Program Budget $977,635.00
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Students in grades 6-8 took the reading portion of the MAP test in September 2018.  The results show continued growth in all grades. The numbers listed below show the mean HBHA RiT score.  The percentile shows where the mean falls in comparison to the national percentile scores.

Grade  


Mathematics 

 6    218 (70% tile)
 7
 217 (58% tile)
 8
 234 (84% tile)
Long-Term Success
The Middle School program of study prepares students for advanced learning in Math, English, History, Science, Jewish Studies and Hebrew. Ultimately, 100% of HBHA graduates attend a college, university or other institution of higher learning.
Program Success Monitored By
Student and program success is monitored by the K-8 Principal, Director of Testing and Teacher Development, and Director of Student Services. MAP and coursework assessment scores are analyzed to determine changes to instruction and to strengthen the curriculum.
Examples of Program Success
Success is demonstrated by the above test scores and enrollment numbers.
Description Educates students, ages 14 to 17, in general and Jewish studies.
Program Budget $1,026,516.00
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
HBHA's Profile of a Graduate summarizes the skills our students attain while completing our Upper School program.  In partnership with families and the larger Jewish community, a graduate of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy will demonstrate: 
  •    the development of a positive (Jewish) self-identity
  •    conscientious choices to insure social, emotional and physical health
  •    a desire and ability to seek a life of rich Jewish living
  •    the capacity to incorporate a conception of God and mitzvot into daily life
  •    an appreciation of and proficiency in the Hebrew language which binds Jewish history, ritual and modern Israel
  •    the cultivation of a personal relationship with and commitment to the State of Israel
  •    characteristics of a mensch in everyday living 
  •    curiosity, passion and intellect in seeking to understand the world
  •    an affinity and connection, locally and globally, to both Jews and Judaism
  •    knowledge of and respect for different expressions of Judaism 
  •    actions that embody respect for the dignity of all people and all faiths 
Long-Term Success
  • Ultimately, 100% of HBHA Upper School graduates attend a college, university or institution of higher learning.  Recent college and university acceptances include:  American Jewish University, American University, Barnard College, Boston University, Bradley University, Brandeis University, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Clark University, Drake University, Elon University, Emory University, Georgetown University, Grinnell College, Harvard University, Haverford College, Hebrew University, Hendrix College, Ithica College, Johns Hopkins University, Kenyon College, Middlebury College, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Oklahoma, Parsons School of Design, Rice University, Sarah Lawrence College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tulane University, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Illinois, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, University of Richmond, University of Southern California, University of Wisconsin, Washington University, Wellesley College, Yeshiva University.
  • The mean score on the ACT for the three most recent graduating classes are higher than surrounding public school districts and above the 90th percentile nationally.
  • HBHA Upper School students completed 3,800 hours of community service during the 2018-19 school year (40 students). 
Program Success Monitored By
Student and program success is monitored by the Upper School Principal, Co-Heads of School and Head of Jewish Studies. Standardized test scores and coursework assessments are analyzed to make changes to instruction and to strengthen the curriculum.
Examples of Program Success
Student assessment data reported above is high and enrollment numbers in the Upper School remain stable.
CEO Comments
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is a quality K-12 Jewish community day school focusing on the personal, intellectual and spiritual development of its students. Our school is a joyful place for children to learn and grow. We recognize the awesome responsibility we have not just to educate our students, but also to be guardians of their childhood, In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, we also encourage curiosity and creativity, develop responsibility and character, and provide ample opportunities for exploration and play.  In other words, we don't just teach the 3 R;s; we also foster the 7 C's: critical thinking, collaborative learning, community, compassion, character, continuity ad communication. At HBHA we honor children by challenging them. We give them structure and offer them the freedom to experiment and take risks. We support both their individuality and the role they play as members of a vibrant community. With dedicated faculty and a low student-to-teacher ratio, we prepare students for the challenges before them.  
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Adam Tilove
Term Start July 2019
Experience

Adam Tilove received his BA from Emory University and his M. ED from Brooklyn College.  He completed the Pardes Educator’s Program, the Day School Leadership Training Institute from Jewish Theological Seminary, the Lookstein Principals program, and has been awarded the Grinspoon-Steinhard award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Adam was formerly the head of school at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island.  He has been the head of school at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy since July 2019.   “Children are creative, resourceful and want to be successful. Our schools need to reflect these core beliefs.”

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Co-CEO Experience
 
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Howard HaasJuly 2006 - June 2017
Adam C Holden Ed.D.Aug 2002 - June 2006
Senior Staff
Title Head of Jewish Studies
Experience/Biography

www.linkedin.com/in/avi-weinstein-36102415/

Head of Jewish Studies, Rabbi Avi Weinstein currently serves as one of three Co-Heads of School along with Upper School Principal Todd Clauer and Lower/Middle School Principal Dr. Jessica Kyanka-Maggart. Rabbi Weinstein has been in Jewish education for more than 40 years. He was an instructor at Yeshivat Hamivtar, where he was also ordained. Named a Bronfman Scholar, he spent ten years with the Samuel Bronfman Foundation as Founding Director of the Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel, Executive Editor of the Bronfman Library of Jewish Classics, and Director of the Curriculum Initiative. He became the Founding Director of Hillel's Joseph Meyerhoff Center of Jewish Learning, where he created the educational design for Birthright Israel, and then went "back to school" as the Director of Jewish Education at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Rabbi Weinstein has been the Head of Jewish Studies at HBHA for 11 years.
 

Title Upper School Principal & Director of College Guidance
Experience/Biography  

A graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in Engineering, Mr. Clauer received his MAT in mathematics education from the University of Chicago. He has been a teacher for 23 years, the last 16 at HBHA. "I teach to help students transform their lives into the dreams and aspirations they set for themselves, using ethics, character, attitude and effort to make their own best choices." He is also HBHA's College Guidance Counselor and one of its math and science teachers. Married to an HBHA alumna, two of his daughters attend the school and one is a graduate.

Title Lower/Middle School Principal
Experience/Biography  

A graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education, Dr. Kyanka-Maggart received her M.Ed in Elementary Education Reading and Language Arts from Rockhurst University, then her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Baker University. She began teaching in 2004 at HBHA and became its Lower/Middle School Principal in 2013. "I wake up each day excited to come to work and see the children."

Title CFO
Title Director of Admissions
Title Director of Development
Title Director of Marketing
Title School Psychologist
Title Director of Athletics
Title Director of Information Technology
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 53
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 60
Retention Rate 96%
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 55
Male 20
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Hebrew Academy maintains working relationships with the Greater Kansas City Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Community Campus, Jewish Family Services, Menorah Heritage Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation and Village Shalom, along with many synagogues and Jewish organizations in the community. Our Upper School students join with students from University Academy on social justice projects each year, and participate in an Interfaith Community program with the Islamic School of Kansas City, Rockhurst High School and Notre Dame de Sion High School.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City0
Jewish Community Center Association - Affiliate0
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) - 7 Year Accreditation2013
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) - 7 Year Accreditation2020
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Blue Ribbon SchoolDepartment of Education2005
Program of the Year--Upper School Social JusticeJewish Federation of Greater Kansas City2015
Ranked 2nd, by ACT scores, among area Private High SchoolsIngrams Magazine2016
Ranked 2nd, by ACT scores, among area Private High SchoolsIngrams Magazine2017
Teacher of the YearJewish Federation of Greater Kansas City2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments An 18-member Board of Trustees governs the Hebrew Academy.  Overall governance, enrollment, mission, vision, values, short-term and long-term needs are assessed during the strategic planning process and are reviewed annually.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Christa "Li" Balanoff
Company Affiliation KU Breast Cancer Center (Indian Creek Campus)
Term July 2018 to June 2020
Email litivoni@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Michael AbramsEx-Officio Former Board President, Partner at Lathrop & Gage LLP, HBHA parent of alumni
Mr. Sam ArbesmanScientist in Residence at Lux Capital, HBHA Parent
Dr. Christa (Li) BalanoffBoard President, Surgeon & Asst Professor at KU Med Center (Indian Creek Campus), HBHA Parent
Mrs. Carole BerghBoard Secretary, HBHA Parent
Mrs. Robin FreidenOccupational Therapist, HBHA Parent
Mrs. Annie GlickmanSasone Chair, Director of Priya, Director of School Services for Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, HBHA parent
Mr. Daniel GoldVice President of FlexManage, HBHA Parent
Mr. Jeff GoldenbergBoard Treasurer, Sales Executive at Assured Partners, HBHA Alum & Parent
Mr. Schlomo` HechingPediatric Cardiologist at Children's Mercy Hospital, HBHA Parent
Mrs. Lara Krigel PabstAttorney with Krigel & Krigel, P.C., HBHA Alum & Parent
Mr. Michael LevineInterim Executive Director/Communications Director at Susan G Komen of Greater Kansas City, HBHA Parent
Mr. Michael LissPortfolio Manager at American Century, HBHA Parent
Dr. Lori NoorollahNeurologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist & medical Director of Sleep Lab, HBHA Alumna & Parent
Mrs. Ronna NussbaumHBHA parent of alumni & current HBHA grandmother
Mrs. Brenda RosenthalNurse Practitioner at Advent Health, Parent of HBHA Alumni
Mr. David SoslandBoard VP at Large, Owner Sosland Photography LLC, Board Vice President, HBHA Alum & Parent
Mr. Aaron TarjanBoard Vice Treasurer, Senior Product Manager for Engie Services US, HBHA Parent
Mr. Daniel WajcmanCo-founder & COO of Lucky Orange, HBHA Alum & Parent
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Nominating
Executive
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Board Governance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
CEO Comments
HBHA is governed by a  18-member Board of Trustees. A 5-year Strategic Plan began the fall of 2015 and addresses key school needs, mission, vision, values and governance issues. We are committed to the financial health of HBHA, while being guided by the mission and vision statement.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $4,888,173
Projected Expenses $4,888,173
Endowment Value $8,355,578
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 4.5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals. "Other" revenue is income from HBHA Foundation.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,117,609$1,715,561$3,794,052
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified--$0$0
Individual Contributions------
--$0$0
$2,464,846$2,016,127$1,778,119
Investment Income, Net of Losses$20,408($313,212)$626,779
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$280,825$722,604$341,291
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Other--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,748,871$4,073,631$3,730,301
Administration Expense$720,979$727,947$1,065,096
Fundraising Expense$276,974$323,972$17,890
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.850.911.51
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%79%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$9,122,676$9,428,766$9,841,719
Current Assets$188,159$288,498$338,121
Long-Term Liabilities$301,857$380,874$275,000
Current Liabilities$293,706$261,802$342,527
Total Net Assets$8,527,113$8,786,090$9,224,192
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.641.100.99
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%4%3%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount $225,000Anonymous $44,020 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $128,110Anonymous $23,601 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $110,000Anonymous $18,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose


Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

The Board of Trustees Finance Committee and Executive staff meets regularly to review the financial statements and strategize to enhance the financial health of the organization. We have benefited from enhanced reporting, stronger partnerships with our parents/families, and continued work towards strengthening relationships with our funding partners.


 


Other Documents
HBHA Handbook & Procedures2019View
Organization Name Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
Address 5801 W. 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211
Primary Phone (913) 327-8150
Contact Email kcosner@hbha.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Adam Tilove
Board Chair Dr. Christa "Li" Balanoff
Board Chair Company Affiliation KU Breast Cancer Center (Indian Creek Campus)
Year of Incorporation 1966
Former Names
The Hebrew Academy