Students at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had an extraordinary opportunity for growth on Tuesday, March 16, when they were able to select from an outstanding list of pre-Pesach sessions given by SKA faculty members on themes relating to Pesach.
Topics ranged from Searching for Chametz Within Ourselves, Y’tzias Mitzrayim and Trust in Hashem, Four Steps to a More Engaging Seder, and even an “Ask the Rabbi: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hilchos Pesach among the 18 sessions. Even teachers outside of the Limudei Kodesh department joined in. It was so hard to choose what session to attend since every one sounded so inviting!
“I loved hearing how my family can make our Seder more interactive and even more spiritual,” one student said afterwards. “I can’t wait to share the highlights I learned today at our Seder.”
SKA students had even more opportunity for inspiration the next day, when the entire school attended an NCSY pre-Pesach All Girls Yom Iyun Zoom presentation with girls from several other metropolitan girls’ high schools. Sponsored by NCSY’s Torah Committee of Student Leaders, which includes SKA students, the event, “Our Story, Our Future,” was attended by over 500 girls. After hearing from motivational speaker Mrs. Shimi Adar, each grade split into breakout rooms and heard engaging shiurim from a noted educator: Rabbi Judah Mischel (Ninth Grade), Mrs. Erin Stiebel (Tenth Grade), Rabbi Moshe Benovitz (Eleventh Grade), and Mrs. Suri Weingot (Twelfth Grade).
SKA’s Pesach preparation greatly increased the ruach of Yom Tov throughout the school.