Senior Year Reflection
By Ezra Chefitz, Class of 2015
I tossed my hat and packed my things,
Eager to see what the future brings.
At the same time I found myself wanting to stay,
For joining the real world I wanted to delay.
The perfect way was to write a reflection,
Though this time a class was not under inspection.
Rather these are snippets from a memory reel,
From my time at Rutgers Hillel in a chronological appeal.
Feeling part of the Jewish community on day one of the semester,
When I was welcomed at the BBQ by Elana Winchester.
Celebrating the holidays instead of going to class,
It must have been thanks to God that I managed to pass.
Hurricanes or blizzards it did not matter,
You could always find someone eating the leftover platter.
Studying for finals in the old Hillel building late at night,
It was guaranteed the raccoons would give you a fright.
Losing bed races by more than a mile,
Though we definitely lost in style.
Preparing Shabbat meals was always a feat,
Ben made the chicken while Josh pretended to be asleep.
Enjoying friendships that started here,
That have continued on, making there less to fear.