A while back, I spent a night at my synagogue, B’nai Jeshruin, with students from the synagogue my age as well as students visiting from Israel. I talked with many Israeli students about their experience in New York, and how it differs from their lives in the Mediterranean. I shared my interests in Judaism as well as my contrasting interests with the Arabic language, and they had a lot to say regarding such topics. All of the students were incredibly kind, and the experience was truly heartwarming and humbling. Hopefully I will do something similar in the future.