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SHA Holds Commencement Ceremony for Middle School Students

Silverstein Hebrew Academy (SHA) is proud to announce it recently held a commencement ceremony for the class of 2019 middle school students. The SHA eighth grade students will be advancing to the top yeshivah high schools throughout the New York metropolitan area next fall. Along with celebrating the graduating class, this year’s ceremony was especially significant, because it has been 20 years since SHA opened its doors in 1999.

MSH’s 2019 Valedictorian, Hadassah Krigsman, is a student of both academic and creative strengths, who has a deep sense of responsibility toward others, dedicated to achieving excellence in everything she does. She goes about her academics with a quiet but fiery intensity, aiming for nothing short of absolute mastery. During her tenure at MSH, Hadassah has consistently challenged herself to excel in both academic and extracurricular activities. In her senior year alone, Hadassah completed three AP courses, multiple honors classes, was the co-editor of the yearbook, and captain of the basketball team. Additionally, Haddasah has been on the math team and college bowl team throughout high school, and captained the college bowl team this year. With all that, she also joined the inaugural MSH soccer team this year, and has been the starting third baseman of the softball team the last two years. Despite her many varied endeavors, she excels in all of them.

On Tuesday, June 4, the sixth-grade girls of YCQ had their annual Chagigos B’nos Mitzvah program. The girls each researched where their name came from. Michal Katz said, “I was named after David HaMelech’s wife. She was a hero because she saved David’s life.”

On Thursday, June 13, HANC Middle School held its Names, Not Numbers© program. Names, Not Numbers is a copyrighted oral history film project and curriculum that Mrs. Tova Fish-Rosenberg created that takes the teaching of the Holocaust and its lessons well beyond many previous efforts. Through the Names, Not Numbers© program, HANC’s eighth grade students had the opportunity to document the teachings of the Holocaust and address questions about an individual’s responsibility to humanity.