I came to NY for graduate school, and I loved it. I then spent a few more years in school up in Boston, but eventually moved back to NYC. And while Israel is my home, the Upper West Side (just a few blocks from where Isaac Bashevis Singer used to live and write) is my home away from home. I love being involved in Jewish life and learn about the rich history of Jewish immigration to the US—of both Ashkenazi and Sepharadic Jews (just like myself!). JICNY is an amazing place because through the dedicated effort of its team it creates the opportunity to connect with friends and fellow Jews from all over the world and be part of an exciting and vibrant community.