At A Glance

The Strelitz Early Childhood Center preschool and Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Konikoff Center of Learning have served the educational needs of our families for nearly 60 years, here in Coastal Virginia with its extraordinary landscapes and beautiful waterways. As the territory’s only Jewish Community Day School, students who walk through our doors on the 22-acre Sandler Family Campus receive even greater advantages, from a remarkable facility and its advanced technology to its head of school, Heather Moore, who has more than 19 years of experience in education.

The strengths of our traditions, outstanding dual curriculum and dedicated faculty are just part of what has defined our continued success. Our accomplishments are demonstrated by our graduates. They are confident, prepared, bright and have a rich and secure Jewish identity resulting from the spirit and ethics they are infused with throughout their years here. Our rigorous educational programs shape the moral fiber and values of our students who depend on these midot (character traits) for a lifetime.

By fifth grade, our graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world, evidenced by their acceptance and seamless transitions into the best private, IB and public school academies around. They’re also accepted into the most well-respected colleges and universities in this country and abroad, including Princeton, Duke, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and more. For more information about our schools or to arrange for a personal tour, email Carin Simon, Admissions Director, or call (757) 424-4327.

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality Judaic and General studies education and to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning in a dynamic, supportive, and enriching Jewish environment.



Paulo and Noah M., Strelitz preschool and HAT kindergarten parents

"We moved here two years ago, and the school welcomed us with open arms. The education our children receive is excellent and conveyed in fun, rewarding ways. Every day they come home dancing and singing, and every morning they wake up eager to go back. Happy children make happy parents! We praise all the teachers, assistants and administrative staff for their endless and prompt assistance, involvement and care."

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Key Staff

Call 757-424-4327 for more information or email:

Heather Moore
Head of School/CFO



Carin Simon
Director of Admissions


Patti Seeman 2Patti Seeman
Director of Development