Between Yom Kippur and Sukkos, the students of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls were inspired to actively participate in Simchas Torah by studying parshiyos of the Chumash and completing their learning in a siyum held on Simchas Torah.
Students from different grades committed to studying a parshah over Sukkos; in a very short period of time, SKA students had signed up for all 54 parshiyos! While many of the girls who signed up were observing Yom Tov in different communities, on Simchas Torah morning more than 50 SKA students, madrichos, and faculty members gathered at the DRS campus and shared divrei Torah in celebration of the completion of their learning. An inscribed book was presented to each participating student.
This student-driven initiative was dedicated to the memory of Moshe Yisrael Menachem ben David Yehudah HaKohen, Dr. Murray Kohn a”h, who was niftar over Chol HaMoed.
By Anni Laufer ‘21