Posted on September 26, 2011
In Honor-iam (Note: In Memoriam sounded way too depressing.)
Rebecca, Jordana, Uri and Robin…better known as Areyvut Interns 2.0. This year’s group of interns truly outdid themselves. Yes, we certainly had our moments of insanity (specifically when it came to placing orders for Chickie’s), fun (Areyvut’s First Annual Color War) and extreme heat (running a bone marrow drive on the hottest day of the year in a building without air conditioning). This group brought their good humor and spirit with them everywhere they went and also infused it into their individual and group projects. The end result? A fundraiser, a 2012 calendar and a new and improved National Mitzvah Day. Need I say more?
Each week, as many of you know, we welcome two students from the Sinai Schools program at TABC. If the summer internship is the highlight of the Areyvut year, this is certainly the highlight of our week during the academic year. We are proud of this friendship and partnership and recently began our third year of this program. However, even with the start of our two newest students, we did have to say goodbye to one of our beloved teachers from the program, Mr. Sanders. Mr. Sanders joined us in the office for two years with his students. He provided, help, assistance, humor and a great deal of passion and energy. Though we miss having him in the office with us each week, we have no doubt that he has become a tremendous asset at his new school and wish him the best of luck.
And finally, this year I said goodbye to Internet Explorer. They say all good things must come to an end and Internet Explorer and I (or as I.E. as I call it) parted ways over the summer. We still remain good friends and I’ve even visited once or twice over the past few months, but after watching the moving and downright inspiration commercials for Google Chrome, I knew my web browser had a higher calling.
Interestingly enough, as I said goodbye to my interns in 2010 (better known as the 1.0 edition), Mr. Sanders and I.E., I never thought I’d be able to find anything comparable to them in their fields. I am happy that I was able to take a chance, embrace the new and have others be able to share their unique talents and capabilities with me that far exceeded any preconceived notions or expectations.
Best wishes for you and your family for a Shana Tova – a happy, healthy and sweet New Year. May we all strive to give everyone a chance and hopefully be surprised with incredible outcomes.