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8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade Graduation





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A teacher and a parent were honored at the 8th grade graduation of the Hebrew Academy Chabad in Huntington Beach.

By COLlive staff

The Hebrew Academy Chabad of Huntington Beach 8th grade graduation was held on a beautiful Southern California evening in the new Value Circle on the 11 acre campus. The grassy knoll was set with chairs for the parents and guests. 

The ceremonies were introduced by Head of School, RabbiYitzchok Newman. Principal, Dr. Megan Carlson was on hand to present the diplomas to the graduates. Assistant PrincipalsDeborah Wilcoxson and Rabbi Yossi Rapoport presented awards as well. 

Rabbi Dovid Rapoport, Shliach of Mequon WI, was the guest speaker, emphasizing the responsibility a young Jewish woman has to her family, community and the world.

7th grader and Honor Marshall Mushka Goorevitch played the processional on the piano as Honor Marshal Leeat Hatzav led the graduates to the dais. Chaya Mushka Kantor was the 8th grade class representative. 

A young student Shliach spoke about the impact of the Rebbe, through the influence of his shluchim, on the Jewish community of Orange County, California. Thousands of students have been brought through the doors of Hebrew Academy Chabad since its inception in 1969, and many send their own children to the school today. 

Parent Volunteer Carrie Hertzberg was honored for her dedication to the school and her 'Be the Best You Can Be' program which is designed to improve the character of HAHB students.

Deborah Wilcoxson was awarded the Teacher of the Year award for all she has done for the students.

"We are proud and pleased that every young woman from this year’s graduating class will be returning to the Hebrew Academy High School," said Rabbi Newman. 

"A 100% retention of students from eighth grade to high school is a great achievement and a testament to the stellar education and relationship between parents, students and the administration at the Hebrew Academy."



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