|18-year-old Cheryl with Aunt Ruthie and cousin Ellen|
(along with Uncle Sam and cousins Ricky and Allen)
|We're on a camel!|
Rachel and I remained friends after we returned to the States. Continuing to live Jewishly together on the University of Florida campus, Rachel helped me host my very first Passover Seder, guiding me through the foreign rituals, and helped me navigate the dining hall so that I didn't accidentally eat anything I shouldn't. After college, Rachel introduced me to Temple life, and years later, I was by her side as a bridesmaid in her Jewish wedding, as she was by my side at mine.