On Wednesday, June 7, Central gave a fond farewell to the Class of 2023 with a graduation ceremony at Lamport Auditorium on the campus of Yeshiva University. While every graduation day is a bittersweet milestone for students, families, and faculty, this year’s graduation was particularly meaningful, as it coincided with Central’s 75th anniversary. The event was both a celebration and reflection on the Yeshiva University High School for Girls sending 75 classes of students into the world as kinder, more thoughtful people for having been a part of its community. Through the changes and challenges of the past four years, this latest group of graduates bonded and thrived, proving themselves to be resourceful, supportive of one another, and most notably of all, joyful.
The graduation ceremony began with remarks from senior Keter Shem Tov awardee Anat Ebbin, and a welcome address from Head of School Ms. Bracha Rutner, who praised the class’s resilience and urged them to remain diligent in both pursuing their goals and contributing to the larger world. “You may think, how can I, as one person, make a difference?” she said. “Think about yourselves as individuals and all you have been able to accomplish over the past four years. My advice to you, the Class of 2023...don’t be scared to continue to take chances, fail, and try again. And above all, be patient.”
Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman was also in attendance to congratulate the class, as was Central’s Associate Principal, Ms. Leah Moskovich, who gave a tribute to the YUHSG Class of 1960, who remain strong supporters and sponsors of the school, and to whom the graduation was dedicated. Also included was a touching address from class valedictorian Eliana Samuels. Salutatorians Maytal Chelst and Rivka Sullivan were recognized during the award ceremony that followed. Central looks forward to staying in touch with its newest alumnae. Mazal Tov, Class of 2023!