My name is Sara Grin. I was born in Italy, raised in Russia and spent my gap year attending Midreshet Harova. I came alone, not knowing a single person and coming from a completely different world than those around me. I didn’t go to Jewish school and so understandably, seminary was very intimidating. I didn’t know if I would succeed or what success even looked like in this new world. However, I now can say that I am confident in my love for Torah learning and lifestyle. I have friends now from all around the world and especially my friends that live here in Israel with me. I made Aliyah and now attend mechina at bar Ilan and hope to enter the Israeli tech industry. Thank you Harova for the confidence, family and inspiration!