Childhood

My childhood was awesome. When I think back, all I really cared about was playing. Being the middle of five children of course created an environment of constant action. But I loved it. I love all of my siblings and my family. I always have. My family is Jewish, and...

Taiwan

My decision to spend a year teaching English in Taiwan after graduation coincided with an experience that had a dramatic effect on my outlook. In the summer between my graduation from university and my year in Taiwan, my best friend Yoni’s younger brother Sol was...

Israel

Israel is my home country even though it is not my home country. But…it is my home country – in terms of family and culture that is. Israelis are a bold people, and very firm in their grip of reality. Because of the circumstances of their creation and...

Korea

After Israel, I still had no idea what I wanted to do in terms of career. I liked teaching and after I got home to New York, I decided to embark on the arduous Teach For America application process. I made it to the final round but in the end wasn’t accepted to the...

NYC

After those three journeys abroad, I felt an itching to get back to my home country and stay for a while. I felt strengthened by my experiences and had a vision of my real work needing to be done in a culture most familiar. I applied and was accepted to a prestigious...