How will you take advantage of your opportunity?
Each year, each day, each second, we each have unique opportunities. It can be as simple as the opportunity to live and breathe. It can be as complex as going to the University of Illinois and getting a great education.
This past year, I have had the opportunity to be the President of Illini Hillel at the Cohen Center for Jewish Life. I have taken this experience very seriously, and truly tried to take advantage of this opportunity as much as possible. I have created events, and tried to give others opportunities to become leaders in the community. A leader is nothing without followers and future leaders to keep their traditions going.
It is not too late to get involved in Hillel and become a leader. There are always opportunities to create events or lead a service. There are opportunities all around Illini Hillel to get involved and become active, but will you find the one for you? If not, make your own opportunities.
As the new year of 5774 has arrived, I urge you to take advantage of every opportunity that you have, whether big or small. You never know what it will lead to.
G'mar Chatima Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life