♫♫“Memory, all alone in the moonlight, I can smile at the old days, life was beautiful then, I remember the time I knew what happiness was, let the memory live again” ♫♫ (Memory, Cats) Memories – meaningful, warm, touching, serious, sad, stressful and funny subjective experiences. We are excited to tell the story of 50 wonderful years of Hebrew Academy through the memories of our alumni. Memory is a central concept in Judaism. The idea of Zikaron – memory, as seen throughout Tanach, is not simply about recounting historical facts, rather Zikaron is about living experiences and eliciting emotions. As alumni ourselves, it was such a pleasure collecting and reading memories from across the generations of HA students and staff, and reliving the HAstory (yes, as opposed to the history). We are fortunate that over 50 years of HA alumni have shared their HA memories with us. We could not have done it without their contributions. Enjoy the Shalshelet and may it bring your HA memories to life! Yaffa (Spinner) Blanshay, ‘88 Warren Rohr, ‘78 Aviva Engel, ‘95 Editors' Message 3