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Apple announced the awardees of the highly coveted Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) honors of 2015. Rabbi Michael Cohen, director of technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative educators – seeking new paths to integrate technology in and out of the classroom.


Rabbi Cohen is amongst an elite group of educators worldwide, collaborating with Apple on global education initiatives and embracing new opportunities to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.

“It is exciting to be a part of an educational environment that allows its Educational Staff to pioneer on behalf of the students,” says Rabbi Y. Boruch Sufrin, Head of School and Covenant Educator Award Recipient. “Students of the 21st Century thrive when their educators open vistas and allow them room to discover.”

Jason Ablin, General Studies Principal of Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, serves as the educational mentor and guide to ensure that Michael Cohen, ADE, has the platform to collaborate with and engage the school staff and community while integrating the latest in Apple technology into the curriculum.

Hillel’s 600 students and extended community of learners are privileged to have Michael Cohen as part of itsdistinguished faculty. Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy is a Blue Ribbon, NAEYC and CAIS accredited K-8 school.


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