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I[ October 30, 1998 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News Sponsors of the 9th Annual H.A.T. Golf Tournament Host Boston Financial Limited Partnership Krichman Charitable Trust NationsBank, N.A. Alan L. Nordinger Sandier Family Philanthropic Fund Josephberg Family Underwriter Boston Capital Dahco Services Corp. Diamonstein, Becker & Staley, P.L.C. FHCHS Dan Mendelson Mid South Concrete Company Eagle Sponor The Armond and Rose Caplan Foundation Bay Mortgage Charles Barker Lexus Clark & Stant, P.C. Dunn & Associates, Inc. First Coastal Bank Edward Garcia Nesson Meat Sales James C. Nocito Peabody & Brown PNC Bank Ridgely W. Potter S.U Nusbaum Co. Tex-Sun Construction, Inc. Wall, Einhom & Chernitzer B & H Concrete Construction Corporation Bryant-Fentress Associates Crown Advisors, Inc. Davenport Group Real Estate, Inc. Engineering Services, Inc. Michael Feldman John Finguerra Harbor GrouP Capital Corporation Helfant Realty, Inc. Abby Huwitz D.D.S. Kramer Tire Company Peanut City Iron & Metal Co., Inc. Pincus Paul Charitable Trust The Rashkind Family Foundation Salter & Hall, P.C. Terri Sarfan Harris Sloane Frank Spadea Tidewater Children's Associates, Ltd. Wachovia Bank, NA Warner Associates Bill Whitworth Hole Sponsor Robert Bernstein Ivan Bodner Colonial Chevrolet Commercial Printing and Direct Mail Service E.L. Creeeh & Co., Inc. Faggert & Frieden, P.C. The Frieden Agency Gary Allen's Hair & Skin Care Centre Michael Glasser Birdie Sponsor Altshuler, Melvoin and Glasser LLP Atlantic Contract Furnishings What Was So Special? What was so special about the Judaic Studies program at Hebrew Academy last year ? Was it the outstanding cur- riculum which emphasizes Jew- ish values, ethics, skills, knowledge, practice, belief and all-around yiddishkeit? Or, was it the programs and assemblies, where students had the opportunity to experience and learn about Shab- bat and the Jewish Holidays? Perhaps it was the exceptional Hebrew Language program, where students are exposed not only to texts, but also to Hebrew as the living, breathing language of Israel? Might it be that the children felt good to study and play with other Jewish students, and were proud to be at a Jewish Day School where they can learn Torah everyday? Or, maybe it was for all these reasons and many more such as: Chumash and Sid- dur presentations, the Essential Jew- ish Knowledge project, Brachot bees and many other exciting pro- grams that make Judaic Studies so special. We antici- pate that 5759 will be another won- derful and special year at Hebrew Academy. Drawing by Mary Kalmus (Shmuel ltzhak has retired as acting Director of Judaic Studies at Hebrew Academy to devote himself full- time to his business mterests. He is the owner of Remedy Intelligent Staffing, a staffing service special- izing in adm#dstrative, industrial, and technical personnel His tele- plume number is 490-836Z) Lee D. Goldstein Ikon Document Services KPMG Peat Marwick Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. Kevin Lefcoe M & G Electronics Corp. Neal Morrison Paine Webber, Inc. Rockafellers Stephen R. Saal Smith & Keene Electric Services, Inc. John Strelitz Leonard Streilitz Paul Terkeltaub Wall To Wall Decorating Center Lawrence Waiters Wolcott, Rivers, Wheary, Basnight and Kelly, P.C. Womble Realty Techno-Link Premiere Sponsor Ballow, Justice, Upton Architects Charles Barker Lexus Gordon Paper Company, Inc. Group III Abby Horwitz, DDS The Josephberg Family Karesh, Rubin & Shivar, Ltd. Dr. Sanford L. Lefco, DDS Lunatic Media Orthopedic & Diagnostic Instute of Virginia The Norfolk Airport Hilton Phantom's Banquet & Catering Bill Pickens i 00gram [: HackT 1 aledg0wiiShatSrec tia . tion the .participation of the : following organizations in the Neighborhood Assistance Program in 1997-1998. The Hebrew Academy Scholarship Fotmdation, Inc. is certified by the Common- wealth of Virginia s Depart- ment of Social Services to offer state tax er,ts equal to the vahm ofdormtiotmade..  PartiCipating busia  are additionally, entitled clga the standard deduction for a ehmtable contribution. Daring tlae,fiseal year July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998, $218,000 was contributed through this program, provid- ing supporting businesses with $98,100 in direct tax credits. Those being acknowl- edged are as follows: Carolanne East Corporation Dominion Consulting Group Glasser & Glasser, EC. Gordon Paper Company Harbor Group Lombart Instrument Company Tate Terrace Realty Investors, Inc. Virginia Commonwealth Trading Co. - 11 Learning: 5758 The year 5758 was about changing the way in which we teach. It was about transforming a school. Hebrew Academy of Tidewater is a place where students learn how to handle two curricula general and the Judaic. The abili- ty to handle these curricula while dealing with multiple intelligence and the integration of technology helps propel our school from a stable system (what it has been in the past) to a reorganizedsystem (what it is in the process of becoming). Fortunately, both learning and change can be accommodated. What matters most in both cases is the basic idea that we use to guide us in what we do. The amidah prayer contains the phrase: attah honen ladam daat "You (Ha-Shem) grant people knowledge." The fact that we do not request intelligence, but declare it to be divinely given is meaningful. What we do with our intelligences is profoundly impor- tant at Hebrew Academy. The fact that we recognize the multiple nature of intelligence is critical and based on modem research. For a school to change almost all teachers must share a common philosophy of education, so that all decisions and actions involving learning are mutually reinforcing. I am extremely pleased with the acceptance of the Multiple Intelli- gences (MI) model by the teachers at HAT. On the one hand, we are all unique with individual beliefs and values. On the other hand, we are all simultaneously members of the HAT community which we influence and which, in turn, influences us. I am pleased that we have established the basis for effective long-term change in the creation of a supportive MI learn- ing community at the Academy. This makes it possible to imple- ment new models and technolo- gies in order to facilitate the learn- ing process. Technology is a major comtx> - nent of the Hebrew Academy. The introduction and use of the internet, CD-ROM, multi-media apparatus are propelling us into the 21 St century. The introduction of technology requires new atti- tudes from teachers and students. Technology represents a funda- mental change in the way we teach. Transformation, of course, takes time. Like learning itself it is developmental, especially among educators. Some of our staff will become valuable tech- nology experts. We are setting the conditions now so that transition to high tech education can and will occur. Setting out to partici- pate in the change is exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding. Difficulties encoun- tered with technology are opportu- nities to better things; they will serve as maalot ascents to greater learning. This past year we were fortu- nate to have wimessed the addi- tion of a new Middle School wing and a new roof for our HAT. The ongoing improvement of our facility will improve the environ- ment for learning, as well as stim- ulating our visual-spatial intelli- gence. The school's expansion plan calls for the eventual con- struetion of a new gymnasium and a media center more space for a growing population that is soar- ing past the 250 mark. Norm of this would have been possible without the support and active help of our faculty and staff ably led by Joan London, Shmuel Itzhak and Alene Kaufman. The board contributes its wisdofn and resources to ensure an excellent school for our proud community. I commend Bob Josephberg who presided as president of Hebrew Academy for two years. His vision, pragmatism, and strong leadership helped create the atmosphere that makes HAT a place which truly "reaches the children between the temples." I am privileged to be entrusted with the education of our community's young. 1 share this privilege with our incoming presidenL Mrs. Terri Sarfan. "Albert Einstein"  an Impromptu  on  at HAT.