I am thankful for the dignity that my community shows. More so, I’m thankful for our resilience — thankful that we approach the world with hope.
I am thankful for my family. My nieces and nephew remind me what is truly important especially during the craziness that is finals season. I would not be where I am without my family’s constant love and support.
I am thankful for my family and friends who have supported me and encouraged me to push beyond the limits I’ve set for myself. I am also thankful for the opportunity to come to study at UCLA!
I am thankful for the long weekend. It’s a critical weekend for me to catch up on school work, rest and to destress. I am also thankful for the State of Israel and to be a part of a greater people that stands for truth!
Hirmand Daniel Sarafian
I am thankful for the Dallas Cowboys’ five Super Bowl rings. I am also thankful that Philadelphia’s Super Bowl win was a fluke.
I’m thankful for my family. I’m also thankful to have the blessings that my parents weren’t fortunate enough to have when growing up.
I am thankful for my home, my family and all the things in this world that make me smile
I’m thankful for many things, but first I’m thankful for all that Hashem has given me. My family, friends, health and success. One thing I’m very thankful for is that UCLA has a giant Jewish community so I always feel at home.
I’m thankful that all of my dreams are coming true. I have an amazing community; I love my classes; I’m doing well in school and pursuing research that truly interests me; I’m going to Israel for winter break; I spent 5 months abroad this year; my family and I are all healthy. Life is good.
I am thankful for my friends and family that have supported me throughout my life. I am also thankful for being in good health and having the opportunity to go to UCLA.
Rivkah Chaya Adison
Bless the lord that has given us COFFEE! I would not be able to function throughout my day without it.
2. My friends for always making laugh — Without laughter (or them in my life) the world would be a sad, sad place.
3. Lastly, indoor plumbing. Our world would be SO different without it.
I am thankful for my health and my family. I feel blessed that I can wake up every morning with enough energy to complete my day. I have a supportive family, who stand by my decisions no matter what they are.
I am thankful for the strong Jewish community at UCLA!
Brandon J. Broukhim
I’m thankful for having the opportunity to discover my passions — intellectually, personally, and otherwise. I realize I wouldn’t be able to without the support of my family, who are such an important part of my ability to overcome obstacles that come in the way at times. More broadly, I’m extremely proud to be Jewish and American, as these fundamental parts of my identity shape my view of the world and give me the privilege to freely study and share my ideas, even during times of great disagreement. I think it’s easy to take this right for granted, but in many places in the world free expression is only a distant dream, and I’m so lucky to have the right to share my ideas with others.