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HAT Shabbat held at Beth El Temple On March 21, the Hebrew Academy of Tidewa- ter's Shabbat took place at Beth El Temple. Sixty- five HAT students are members of Beth El and most of them participated in this meaningful ser- vice. The students led telfillah and songs and spoke about the parasha. Some students led prayers indi- vidually, while others joined together as a class. Six seventh and eighth graders and one HAT grad- uate read the week's parasha from the Torah. Not only did the students take part in the service, but parents and alumna participated as well. Rabbi Arthur Ruberg addressed the congrega- tion stressing how important the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater is to the community. Rabbi Ruberg recalled that, upon his arrival in Norfolk, he asked whether the Tidewater community had a Hebrew Day School and requested a visit to the school. Upon his visit to HAT, he noted the quality of the school and knew he was in a community that he could call home. Joan London, Director of General Studies, addressed the congregation, stressing the impor- tance of day school education in a time when the Jewish community is faced with the problem of assimilation. She emphasized the success of the current recruitment campaign, noting that some classes are at capacity. Mrs. London also shared with the congregation the excellent education received by students and the resulting success in college acceptances by HAT alumna. She concluded by recognizing the importance of the relationship among parents, syn- agogue and the Hebrew Academy to insure that the children are educated as knowledgeable Jews to insure Jewish continuity. In a meeting with Chabad's Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) on March 26, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan pledged his full support to help the organization in its Chernobyl relief work. "You have my personal commitment," he said after being briefed on Chabad's work. "You can count on me." Annan was presented with a drawing by Cher- nobyl children who had arrived in Israel on Chabad's 34th flight on March 24. Students participate in music outreach; learn about various musical instruments On Wednesday, March 25, the 2nd and 3rd grade had the plea- sure of attending a Music Out- reach program presented by Anna Holloway, Educational Specialist of The Chrysler Muse- um of Art's Department of His- torical Houses. Holloway showed the chil- dren various musical instruments unique to the 17th and 18th cen- tury and guided the children to figure out how the various instruments were played. The children enjoyed guessing and especially enjoyed the unusual sounds that the instruments pro- duced. Each child was then allowed to play one of the instruments to accompany Holloway who played the fife. The children also were taught a dance that the set- tlers did for their Native Ameri- can neighbors. The HNT students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the performance and Holloway told the teachers that she would welcome returning to HAT because the students were inquis- itive and well-behaved, The Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission gener- ously funded the program. Students jump for "hearts' Walking through the halls of HAT on Wednesday afternoon, March 25, was certainly a noisy experience! The sound of music, combined with the clatter of the jump ropes hitting the ground, created an exciting environment for the school's annual Jump-a-than! Students in grades 2,4,6 and 8 jumped rope in a variety of styles to earn money to benefit the American Heart Association and specific Hebrew Academy pro- grams. HAT students collected $1,220, with the second grade once again in the ibrefront. Every member of the class turned in a collection envelope. The fourth grade wasn't far behind, with more than half of the class turning their envelops in to Marcia Neubeck, HAT Athletic Director. Parent volunteers were Ellen Leckar and Scott Mathias. i KALiCO CONSTRUCTION CORP. Class "A" Contractor . We work on some el the most important homes in Tidewater-- namely yours. Call for Free Estimates on your next home improvement or addition! 1212 Wivenhoe Court Vt, Beach, VA 23454 757'496-3516 JAN ALAN COHEN, Pres. State Reg, No 023949 This Mother's Day! The Legendary Gladys Knight in concert with Sun, May 10, 7:30pm GTE Amphitheater, Virginia Beach $45-$12 This leading lady of music has gwen us countless dassic hits like "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and "midnight 7ain to Georgia." Be there when this superstar appears with the Virginia Symphony for this unforge#able Festival Finale/ 2ND ANNUAL April 23-May 10.1998 Tlckels: Festival Box Office 232 E. Main St., Norfolk & All Ticketmaster Outlets Charge by phone: 757-671-8100 11ckels Online: www.vainflarlslest cam For Festival schedule, call 664-6492. Ask about our rntlltafy, seniors, students & group discounts.