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24 seeking Jewish continuity by their affiliation with day schools. The community day schools are inclusive institutions not associated with a particular Jewish denominational movement. They provide a pluralistic setting for Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism that appeals to growing numbers of families. Children from the three branches of Judaism study and play together while each retains his/her own identity. The schools strive to emphasize what we have in common rather than what separates us. Funding is always a major concern. Fortunately, the United Jewish Federations recognize the need for Jewish day schools. In many communities, their financial commitment is one of the pillars of the financial structure of these institutions. We are blessed in Tidewater with an understanding and supportive relationship. The schools need to develop endowment resources from within their individual communities. Their success in this will be a measure of the community's understanding of the need for the day schools in Jewish life. These funds enable the school to escape the elitism that the relatively high tuition would otherwise decree. Scholarships are commonly given so that Jewish children of all segments of the population can share the experience of a day school education. Jewish day schools uniformly provide a first class education. The Florida community day ,schools, as our own Hebrew Academy, are all accredited by the various independent school associations. They have professionally trained staff for both Jewish and general studies. They provide a high quality education in a Jewish environment allowing the students to develop in positive manner, spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. It is gratifying to see that the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater is in good company and stands tall within its peer group. [ would urge more parents to consider the Hebrew Academy for the education of their children. Human drama ... coN,,uw,,o,,00G, 2 Israel, at 50, has built a remarkable society and is well on its way to achieve peace with the security. In the interest of freedom, plus economic and diplomatic stability, let's do everything we can do to help Israel reach that important goal. (Rudy Boschwitz, formerly U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1978-1991), is Hon- orary Chair of the Committee for Secure Peace, a group of concerned citizens Who want to secure peace for IsraeL) Southeastern Virginia Jewish News President Clinton was awarded an honorary doctor of philosophy degree by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a special White House ceremony held on April 27 to mark the 50th anniversary of- the State of Israel. The traditional scroll was presented by the Uni- versity's president, Professor Menachem Magidor. President Clinton was the first U.S. president to receive that honor since Harry S Truman. Truman was praised by President Clin- ton for signing a document on May 14, 1948, which made the U.S. the first country to formally recognize the new State of Israel. The President called Truman's swift recognition "one of our proudest moments:' (Photo by AFP PHOTO Luke Frazza) May 22, 1998 JCCT Basketball CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Mark Woodard, Rob Schutz, Pat Kavanuagh, Dennis Wood- bury, Mark Kantro, Richard Dia- monstein, Cabel Cummings, Chris Lester, Bobby Goldwasser, Bob Barbarisi, Charlie Nusbaum, Fred Fink, Grant Skidmore, Bruce Laderberg, Alan Sissel, Bruce Friedman, Bruce Cahill, J. Hess, Burle Stromberg, Jay Kle- banoff, Terri Waitzer. On March 22 the JCC gym was packed with players, parents and grandparents, all excited to be a part of the 1998 Youth Bas- ketball Championships. In the kindergarten through 2nd grade championships, the "Peanut City Scrappers" edged out "Hercules Fence" in a close game that all the players should be proud of. In the 3rd through 5th grade league, the game went to over time with "Dycarp" winning by 2 points over "King Koil." In the 6th through 8th grade league "Gold- berg Hardware" won in an extremely close back and forth battle with "Beth Sholom Home." We hope all our players enjoyed their season and that we will see everyone back next year. I i'#  '' "  .... ..... I ......... " ...... ' ' ,v-" . ..!,::v: ,,:::| I 1 :ti [