I had wanted to go to Israel for as long as I could remember. I grew up going to Hebrew school, and in high school was a member of a Jewish Youth Group and worked at a JCC Summer Camp.
All around me, people were talking about Israel. Whenever someone would ask where I wanted to travel, my first response was always Israel. And when I started school at the University of Florida, my chance finally arrived - I could sign up for
UF Hillel Birthright.
The very first time I stepped of the plane in Israel, in December of 2015, I felt an overwhelming sense of home. I walked through the airpor