On Motza’ei Shabbos of Shabbos Chol HaMoed, October 19, almost 50 SKA alumnae learning in Israel, both for Shanah Alef and Shanah Bet, joined together for a special shiur given by Rabbi Isaac Rice, head of SKA’s Torah She’b’al Peh Department and Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Anshei Chesed.

In the sukkah of the grandparents of SKA graduate Rachel Yudin, Rabbi Rice gave a shiur connecting different ideas about the sukkah and being in Israel. He then opened up the floor to questions and concerns that have come up while learning in Israel. It was very nice for the alumnae to be able to hear from their rabbi with whom they have a connection and be able to continue that kesher even though they are no longer in the school.

Thank you so much to the Williams family for opening up their sukkah to us and for their gracious hospitality and refreshments. A special thank you goes to Rabbi Rice for taking the time out of his family trip to spend time with his students.

By Rachel Ash, SKA Class of 2018