HAT alumni comes together for Jewish education and good times

October 25, 2013

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Recent HAT graduates participated in a special event aimed at keeping alumni connected to their Judaism and friends through a continuing education and social program. Back row: Daniel Krell, Rabbi Mordechai Wecker (head of school), Audrey Peck, Rose Lefcoe, Shelby Brown, Sanni Wagenaar, Emily Myers, Josh Schwarz, Sid Studebaker, and Evan Gordon. Middle row: Mariah Berkovich, Tia Einhorn, Meg Lederman, Rachael Stromberg, Leora Friedman, Sarah Blais, Jordan Familant, Micah Schachet-Briskin, and Elizabeth Hughes. Seated and standing in front: Jonathan Peck (seated), Sam Lederman (on right).

Recent HAT graduates participated in a special event aimed at keeping alumni connected to their Judaism and friends through a continuing education and social program. Back row: Daniel Krell, Rabbi Mordechai Wecker (head of school), Audrey Peck, Rose Lefcoe, Shelby Brown, Sanni Wagenaar, Emily Myers, Josh Schwarz, Sid Studebaker, and Evan Gordon. Middle row: Mariah Berkovich, Tia Einhorn, Meg Lederman, Rachael Stromberg, Leora Friedman, Sarah Blais, Jordan Familant, Micah Schachet-Briskin, and Elizabeth Hughes. Seated and standing in front: Jonathan Peck (seated), Sam Lederman (on right).

On Sunday, Sept. 15, the day after Yom Kippur, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s middle school alumni participated in their first continuing education and social program for the most recent graduates. The sound of the tekiya gedolah still echoed in the ears of 22 excited middle school students who attended. Everyone not only enjoyed pizza, Israeli salad with all its trimmings and delicious deserts, but also participated in an educational program about Jews who volunteered to help with the establishment of the State of Israel.

The program’s theme was connected to communal responsibility and was aptly named “Answering the Call of the Jewish community.” The participants “met” Jewish

by Leon Covitz
Hebrew Academy Judaic Studies teacher and coordinator of Jewish Life and Learning

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