Mazal tov to the 63 new members of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls Re’ut Chapter of the National Honor Society! Membership to the National Honor Society is based on scholarship, leadership abilities, character, and service to the school and community.

The 53 Juniors and 10 Seniors were welcomed to the induction ceremony on Wednesday evening, November 3, by the SKA principals, Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky and Mrs. Bluma Drebin.

The keynote address was delivered by Mrs. Rachel Geisler, Senior Staff Engineer at Google, who spoke about the balance of working for Google as a woman, mother, and Orthodox Jew. A wonderful role model for the new Honor Society members, Mrs. Geisler focused on the rapid pace at which society has changed. Using Torah sources, she emphasized the importance of resilience. “The only constant in life is change,” she said. Noting that Jews have always concentrated on rebuilding after tragedy, she stressed the significance of always showing up and being resilient.

After Mrs. Geisler’s inspiring talk, the evening’s co-chairs, Mrs. Shira Greenberger and Mrs. Arielle Parkoff, introduced the inductees, who presented poems, songs, and graphics on the evening’s theme, “Finding Meaning in the Journey,” to administration and faculty members, to parents who physically attended the event, and to other family members who viewed the proceedings online.

The new inductees were then awarded their certificates welcoming them to the Re’ut Chapter. Thanks go to faculty members Mrs. Greenberger and Mrs. Parkoff for guiding the SKA students through the induction process and organizing this impressive ceremony.

Welcome to the new SKA Honor Society members!