Glad to be back in school after an uplifting Sukkos and a ten-day hiatus on Zoom, the students of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls enjoyed a special chesed program sponsored by the Student Council on Wednesday, October 21. The month of Cheshvan is usually referred to as MarCheshvan since no Jewish holidays are found there; the Council members wanted to welcome the month in an original and pleasant way while masked and socially distancing.

Each girl was given a tile and marker and chose an inspirational Hebrew and English quote to inscribe on the empty space. The tiles were then sent to a nursing home for the residents to place on their walls, with the hope of brightening their days.

To really rejoice in the new month, everyone had an opportunity to write positive anecdotes about their fellow classmates. The slips of papers were then deposited into the girls’ personalized envelopes to be read and enjoyed by the recipients. The individual snacks that were distributed was an especially sweet way to end the program.

The session was a great introduction to SKA’s 2020-2021 Student Council and a warm welcome to the month!