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Update on my Goals

The goals I set at the beginning of my gap year were these: I feel that I have achieved these goals, but I will continue working on them because there is always more to learn. Through classes and organized trips, I have spoken with people from many different backgrounds and religions, and I look forward…

Graduation: Then and Now

High school graduation, May 2022, it seems like an eternity ago I was walking across the stage as the principal called my name. In that moment I viewed myself as a new person ready to take on the world, though intimidated by all it had to offer. I still view myself in a similar way,…

Goals

I am progressing nicely towards my goals as I have completed almost all of my first semester ones I set over summer. I progressed to and through these goals during my time abroad and have continued to complete them by doing further conservation and leadership work now that I am back home. My ability to…

Interactions in DC

Working in congress comes with many daily interactions. In this blog post I am going to explain some of my most memorable interactions with members, staff, constituents, etc. I think one of the first big moments I had was meeting the Congressman I work for. I remember throughout the day myself and fellow interns anxiously…

Changing Views

When I think back to high school graduation, I remember feeling more than ready for the next chapter. I remember thinking I would adjust quickly and that the experience would be quite easy. Now that I’m three months into my gap year, I have a different view of myself. I’ve found that I’m not as…

An Internship that Exceeded my Expectations:

I for sure thought the most surprising thing about coming to DC was going to be the cultural shock. Throughout my entire life I was raised in an extremely small town in Florida. In a small town everyone knows everyone, you say high to almost anybody you see in a grocery store, and you do…

My View of Myself

Since my high school graduation everything has changed. The world seems a little clearer and a little less hopeless, and I have Tanzania to thank for that. It is constantly amazing to me that such a place can exist because to me it is practically heaven on earth. Strangers that always make sure I am…

A Day in the Life of a Congressional Intern

            Good morning, it’s 7:30 and it’s time to get ready for work. After getting ready and leaving my apartment my commute consists of walking to the Hart Senate Office Building and taking the underground tunnels and subways to my office located in the Longworth House Office Building. Now…it’s time to work:             Unlike most jobs, there…

Some Goals of mine

Growing up I didn’t come from a religious family. My father was raised Catholic and so was his father; that’s how I was raised. Though I went to Sunday school and celebrated most of the major holidays I still knew I was Jewish and grew up with some elements of Jewish culture in my life.…

A Day in Yeshiva

My schedule varies depending on the day of the week but from Sunday through Thursday it consists of my normal learning and class schedule. Though I’m sure it varies slightly depending on the Yeshiva I’d imagine most follow a similar format. In the morning I wake up around 7:00 and get ready. Shacharit (morning prayers)…

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