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Bruriah Students Have Life-Altering Summers

Some Bruriah students spent their summers in most spectacular fashions and took advantage of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Zahava Davidowitz (‘19), was one of 11 students who took part in the Einstein-Montefiore Summer Research Program, a five-week internship where high-school students observe real medical research in a laboratory under the guidance of a personal mentor. Each of the 11 students in the program were placed in a lab of her choice. Davidowitz says of her experience, “I chose a genetics lab in the department of hepatology, which researched the possibility of genetic engineering as a treatment for multiple liver diseases. Throughout the five weeks at Einstein in New York City, I had the opportunity to observe cutting-edge research first hand, to learn the inner workings of a lab and to be on the brink of progress and discovery each day. Not only did I observe, but I even had the chance to conduct research of my own, giving me the chance to apply the knowledge I gained. In addition to the daily lab work, Einstein also provided weekly seminars from doctors and scientists in all fields. Each student was required to write an abstract and design a poster about her research, which she then presented the poster session at the end of the month. The five weeks I spent at Einstein proved to be a priceless way to learn about the lab and truly experience medicine.”

Shira Rosenblum (‘19) said of her summer on Birthright Israel Free Spirit, “There seems to be so many options when it comes to summer plans, and choosing the right one can be difficult. I wanted a summer that maintained a healthy balance between work and fun. As a rising senior with new priorities, it was important for me to become involved in a job which would benefit myself, as well as my character growth. I chose an internship with Birthright Israel Free Spirit, the million-dollar non-profit organization that sends Jews to Israel for their first time. Being given the opportunity to intern for a non profit organization whose sole purpose is to send people to Israel for their first time was more than I could ever ask for. It was definitely challenging to wake up and leave my house earlier than I do for school! However, commuting to downtown Manhattan each day further strengthened my sense of independence. My job entailed many computer and communication skills. Everyday I was responsible for adapting trip itineraries, preparing massive data sheets filled with a participant’s information, and even conducted interviews with prospective participants! Before interning for Birthright, I never quite realized the amount of behind-the scenes work each trip requires. In most situations, we take for granted all the small details included in conducting trips, events etc. Thank God, through my summer internship I was able to grow and expand in many skills needed for life. I am forever grateful and privileged for the time I spent interning for Israel Free Spirit and the rewarding results the job presented. “

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