Humans of RASG, similar to Humans of New York, is a verbal snapshot of the people who make up our high school. Each human is asked to speak about themselves at length, and their monologue is recorded and transcribed verbatim. In order to keep it real, nothing is left out.
Abigail Gottlieb (12th Grade)
“Hi my name is Abigail Gottlieb and I’ve gone to Hebrew Academy all my life. I also went to Camp Lavi all my life, and my favorite summer was when I traveled to the West Coast and my favorite place was San Francisco. I really just liked the atmosphere there, and I liked the city and the busing. It just made me feel really good the entire time. I really enjoy things that make me feel very positive, like every single month I make my own planner, everyone in school always sees me drawing in my planner. It makes me feel organized. When I’m older I want to study psychology. I will most likely go to the University of Binghamton and either go to Med school and become a psychiatrist or maybe a neurologist. I always found people and the brain really interesting. I’ve been wanting to go into psychology since middle school because I just didn’t really find other professions interesting, and I really want to help people who are struggling with their mental health. I think mental health is really important. I have a lot of friends who struggle with it, and I want to help in that way. I’ve done cross country since I was in 6th grade and I really love running. Weirdly, I find it really meditiative. The fastest I’ve ever ran was this past summer and it was three miles in 22 minutes, maybe a little bit faster, but I can’t run that fast in Miami because of the humidity and pollution. I listen to mostly alternative music; most people in Hebrew Academy wouldn’t like my taste. I listen to some bands like Swimmers, which is kind of alternative and soft rock, and I also listen to Misfits now which is also soft rock. I also listen to Cavetown and Beach Bunny and that good stuff. I’m excited to leave Hebrew Academy just because it’s a very small school and I’m ready to experience a bigger school and meet new people. I’m very excited to spend my year in Israel. I’m also scared for Israel because I’ve never felt a connection for Israel like most people, but my favorite year in Hebrew Academy was sophomore year because it was very lax and chill and we had our 10th grade Israel trip which was awesome. Senior year is super awesome because it’s also more relaxed because I know where I’m going to college but it’s also really scary because I’ve gone to the same school forever and my life now is really changing which is just scary. Exciting, but also like the first real big change in my life. My words of advice to underclassmen is to be super inclusive and friendly with everyone and to really try and have a connection with Hashem. When I was in 9th grade, I thought it was really cool and edgy to not believe in Hashem, but religion really gives you identity and it’s important to believe in something.”
Compiled By: Yael Bister (12th Grade)