On Getting Vaccinated – Zach Buller
“This past Monday, I was privileged to receive my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Because I am planning to volunteer with Magen David Adom, I was offered the special opportunity to receive the vaccine in advance of the beginning of my volunteer period and my possible exposure to COVID patients on the ambulances.
Unsurprisingly, my vaccination experience at the MDA center was very efficient — within an hour I arrived at the center, received my vaccine, and scheduled my appointment for the second dose on the 22nd. I am excited to begin volunteering and am proud to be living in a country which has established itself at the forefront of the world in vaccinating its citizens, hurrying to fix the pandemic.”
Maddy Rubin wrote about her first Psychology class:
This week I am so happy to say that we started our classes! One of my favorite classes that I am in is my psychology class! This week in class we learned about the history of psychology, different types of psychology, and research methods of psychology. I love how small my class is (there are only six of us) because it allows for more participation, it is easier to ask questions, and it makes focusing much more manageable too. I am so happy to be learning how the mind works, because it makes understanding myself so much easier! I’m so happy I joined this class!”
This week to start off Selah, we met in person for the first time! In order to keep to the Corona guidelines, we met in two groups, and also had a third session for those that are in quarantine. We opened the semester with an exploration of different approaches to the origin of the Bible, and how that could impact the different world-views of different denominations and movements within Judaism. It was great to finally be together, and we look forward to continuing to explore these and other ideas in preparation for some of the people we will meet around Tel Aviv.
Josh Glucksman wrote:
“What is the Torah? Who wrote it? What lessons are being taught and are they still applicable? These are all questions we began answering in our first two Selah sessions this week, where we started to dive into the important facets of Judaism, starting with the Torah. After this COVID craze, we all look forward to hearing our first speakers and going on our first field trips!”
Below is next week’s schedule: