NEAT holds graduation ceremonies


Jennifer Glazer, left, Blima Haldorsen, Elisheva Maldonado, Riva Steinhart, Ariela Greengart, Shani Perlumutter and Aviva Rotbard graduated from New England Academy of Torah, the girls’ Orthodox high school in Providence, on June 9. /Tzippy ScheinermanPROVIDENCE – In her class address at New England Academy of Torah’s graduation ceremonies on June 9, Ariela Greengart described the warmth and friendship that staff members and teachers offer students as well as the friendships among students. NEAT, she said, is one big family, according to a press release from NEAT. The members of this “family” will be dispersing, as some students will attend various seminaries in Israel next fall, one will enter university in preparation for nursing school and another will join the staff of NEAT as an assistant teacher.

Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman, dean of NEAT, spoke about this particular class and its commitment to hesed (kindness). He read a letter he received from Chaya Bouganim, in Israel, who wrote about the graduates’ significant help they offered her frail and elderly mother, who lives in Rhode Island and has been ill.

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