The struggles I have faced in my life — as a Black child who faced poverty, as an adoptee who learned of his Jewish identity later in life, and as an empowered advocate for my communities — are what have made me the man I am today.
I designed a card game that naturally sparks conversations about Jewish practices and identity without the pressure of a formal, educational program.
What my parents feared would take me away from our Syrian Jewish roots has brought me even closer to them. Though I am 2,800 miles from Brooklyn, I am closer to—and prouder of—where I started.
When I arrived on NYU’s campus, I imagined I would be creating content to post on each platform every day. But during those first few weeks, I learned that there was more to the job than I ever thought.