A Community Building and Community Building

By Raya Kazdan, OJSL Staff Lehigh is a smaller university, and as such has a resultantly modest and tight-knit Jewish community. Being from a larger university myself, it has been enlightening to learn about the dynamics of Jewish life at Lehigh, and humbling to see the great power that is the Office of Jewish StudentContinue reading “A Community Building and Community Building”

Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Patience and Being Gentle

by Claire Kirshenbaum, Class of 2024 On tough days, it is important to be extra patient with yourself. Don’t get discouraged that you didn’t complete enough work. You should try your best to be gentle with yourself and not get frustrated by another set back or another hard day. Be gentle with yourself during thoseContinue reading “Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Patience and Being Gentle”

Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Planning Activities

by Claire Kirshenbaum, Class of 2024 On tough days it can be hard to get the things done that we need to do. We can very easily become overwhelmed with work. On tougher days some tasks feel like a lot more work. This stress can lead us to ignore our own needs. An idea toContinue reading “Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Planning Activities”

Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Exercise and Nature

by Claire Kirshenbaum, Class of 2024 Staying in a small dorm room all day and week can be so draining. It is important to break up your day with new scenery and environments. This can be going to a library to do work or going to get a coffee. Through this you can be inContinue reading “Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Exercise and Nature”

Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Building in Time for Yourself

by Claire Kirshenbaum, Class of 2024 It can be super easy to only focus on the things you need to do for school or work. It’s also easy to ignore your own needs and fall into unhealthy habits. It is beyond important to create time for yourself.  Taking time out of your day to focusContinue reading “Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Building in Time for Yourself”

Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Support Systems

by Claire Kirshenbaum, Class of 2024 When you’re going through a hard time, it can be very beneficial to discuss it and get it out of your system. This makes it easier to process the emotions and feelings you have. It is super important to have a support system. It’s important to have someone youContinue reading “Tough Days in the Pandemic and Getting Through Them: Support Systems”

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