**Featured Student**

Name: Elizabeth 'Liz' Halpern
Age: 22
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Education: BA in Philosophy (University of Colorado)
Started at Mayanot: June 2012

How did you hear about Mayanot?
I heard about Mayanot from friends who have studied here. I also heard about it from my rabbi (Chabad on Campus).

What made you decide to come and learn at Mayanot?
I wanted to learn more about Judaism. Also, I was graduating and wanted to take some time to decide what I wanted to do with my life.

What is the best part of Mayanot?
The classes and the sense of community that I get from the girls and the teachers. I love the fact that alumni come back and always seem to have a connection, even after they leave Mayanot.

Do you have any advice for incoming students on living in Jerusalem?
Be determined to speak Hebrew with Israelis, even if they try to speak English to you.  

What are your plans for the future?
I'm going back home in a month from now. I have a job at Keshet, which is an organization that helps special needs kids.