HAT first graders receive Siddurim at annual presentation

by | Jun 7, 2013 | Other News

It is always so exciting to see first graders receive their Siddurim at Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s annual spring Siddur presentation. This year was no different, with parents beaming—some with tears of joy —as their child eagerly walked across the stage to be presented with his/her Siddur.

“The excitement was truly palpable,” says Rabbi Wecker, head of school. “You could see the enthusiasm in the students, as well as the love they have for their Jewish heritage and for their teacher, Shuly Einhorn. It was definitely a proud moment for everyone at HAT and others in attendance.”

The children were confident, well-rehearsed and had a clear sense of pride in what they learned and in their Jewish identity.

“Our first graders were simply amazing,” says Patti Seeman, HAT parent. “I am so proud of them for achieving the first of many milestones in their pursuit of Judaic studies. ‘HATs’ off to Mrs. Einhorn for preparing our children so well for this moment, and for teaching them not only to read and write Hebrew, but also to embrace their Jewish faith and heritage.”

“It was a beautiful milestone in their lives,” says Shuly Einhorn, first grade Judaic studies teacher, “and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. While memories of this day may fade in time for some of our youngest of students, may their love of their Jewish heritage continue to blossom as they use their Siddurim for many years.”