The annual Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls Israel Alumnae Reunion is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year.
At the gathering at the OU Center in Jerusalem, held this year on Asarah b’Teves, Tuesday, January 6, Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky, Principal, Religious Studies, and Mrs. Paghit Ralbag, 12th Grade Level Advisor, welcomed the girls who are attending Israeli seminaries this year. Before the fast ended, Mrs. Kaminetsky gave an insightful shiur to the alumnae. Following the fast-breaking s’udah, there was happy mingling, spirited schmoozing, and much reminiscing. A special treat at the reunion was seeing former faculty member and SKA graduate Mrs. Aviva Zimmerman Dennis, who had taught many of the graduates before moving to Israel, and who came with her baby.
Another highlight of the evening was hearing from a panel of six SKA alumnae who had previously made aliyah; all graduated different years, have different professions, and live in different communities in Israel. Shaina Margolis Wurtzberger, Abby Rabinowitz Bienenfeld, Talia William Eisen, Nava Lauer Feigenbaum, Daniella Jacubowitz Berman, and Sharon Elsant Weinstein spoke about their high school years in SKA and what motivated them to move to Israel. They discussed the joys and challenges of living in Israel and gave the recent graduates advice about their seminary year. It was truly a great night for all!
Each SKA graduate also had her own personal meeting with Mrs. Kaminetsky and Mrs. Ralbag to discuss her progress and explore her aspirations for the year. In addition to the reunion and individual meetings, the SKA administrators visited most of the seminaries the alumnae attend.
Our graduates will always be part of the SKA community!