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The Lower East Side is an iconic Jewish immigrant neighborhood in New York City, having been born and raised in NY, I’ve never been exposed to the life many grandparents, relatives or fellow jewish immigrants had to endure when they first came to NY. Today the Lower East Side of Manhattan has become a prime location where young artists and musicians are performing in a variety of music clubs as well as developers are quickly converting historic plots of real-estate into expensive lofts and new boutiques causing the evolving ethnic mix we have downtown today.
When you know, you know. It’s a sentiment that can apply to life, work, family and career. For LAS psychology major alumnus Sari Herzog—who’s simultaneously preparing for a wedding and looking at grad schools to earn her Ph.D.—all possible interpretations no doubt apply. But her academic path in particular has been a lifelong affair.
Besides interning in the ER department at Downstate Hospital, Nechama shadows a PA. “Watching her diagnose patients, I’m getting an advanced knowledge of the field before I’m actually in it.” But she’s also a medical assistant twice a week at Pediatrics Associates, where she greets patients, takes their vitals and history, and does odds and ends. “Just typing for the doctor lets me learn a tremendous amount about what typical well visits and sick visits are like.”
Living in contemporary society carries with it the burden of reconciling one’s inherited history and tradition with surging advances in how we communicate. It’s a modern, kinetic world with myriad of ancient beliefs and customs. That dichotomy can be a hard thing for a person of faith to balance in their daily life, and members of the Orthodox Jewish community are no exception. Gabriel Hoffnung, a graduate of Touro’s Lander School of Arts & Sciences’ psychology program (and current Yeshiva University Ferkauf student), believes that guidance from therapeutic counseling helps patients live a practical life, as well as one that’s spiritually fulfilling.