Mazal tov to the Stella K. Abraham Mock Trial Team!

On May 23-25, SKA competed against the winners of each of New York’s counties. With SKA representing Nassau County, the team swept the semifinals and, out of 242 teams, came in second place in the New York State Finals! In an email, the Honorable Kim O’Connor, who judged the semi-final round, stated that the SKA students “were all very prepared, thought well on their feet, and are incredibly talented.” We are incredibly proud of this tremendous accomplishment and wish continued success to the Mock Trial Team.

A big thank you goes to Attorney-Coach Brynde Berkowitz, who tirelessly mentored the team and conducted individualized practices multiple times a week. Additionally, we thank Captains Chani Rabinow, Priva Halpert, and Ariella Borah, who were constantly available for personalized questions and expertly coordinated every detail for the competitions.

Congratulations to team members Miri Aronovitz, Talia Cohen, Avital Davidowitz, Rachel Hirt, Dassie Jaffe, Anni Laufer, Jenny Lifshitz, Rachel Loike, Tamar Rabinovitz, Menucha Ross, Aviva Schreiber, Lea Septimus, Atara Shleifer, Sara Stein, Talia Traub, and Shira Yehoshua.

By Jenny Lifshitz and Chani Rabinow, SKA ’21