Long time no talk. I spent the last two months traveling the holy land, with your IA, Shira Yardana King Berkman. Although we both loved it and learned a lot we very much did miss you and the rest of the best region on earth. I thought a lot about you guys and how the events were going, the transition process and how your bowl movements were going (something I think about a lot). And as much as I love Israel I truly bleed METNY purple and was so excited to get back to work. I have started assigning Torah for RC so if you want to read here is your shot, I'm calling on you seniors, last chance to step up and learn!! I have also dived right back into the discussions for the future of this region, many of you don't realize the behind the scenes work that goes into every little detail. After my journey I have much more wisdom to share but today I will share three things.
1) Israel Rocks, if you have not been, GO. If you have been, GOOOO!
2) I realized how blessed I was to have so many homes. My family, friends, Israel, summer camp and of course METNY. All of us are truly blessed
3) "If not now when", these are the best years of our lives and don't just sit back and let them control you. Stand up and make a difference in someones life, don't be afraid to do this or say that because as I learned from a very very wise women: "Better to have done something bad and apologized for it, than to have never done anything bad at all". Basically life live to the fullest because as a realize more and more each day, before we turn around the things we took for granted like living at home, high school and USY will be over.
I really love you all,
Bradley Louis Goldman
Regional Rel/Ed of METNY USY 2013-2014
"No matter where my body is my heart will always bleed purple