It's hard to believe that classes have been going on for almost two weeks. I have met so many new people in these last two weeks and look forward to getting to know them better. Are you doing the same, or are you sticking only with those people that you already know? Meeting new people can be your doorway to new possibilities, experiences, and knowledge. The new friends you make can provide new insights and ways of looking at the world. They may provide connections to people that weren't available to you before. And then there's the relationship itself - which might be the most worthwhile reward.
May Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the new year, be the beginning of your meeting as many new people as you can and really getting to know them. Your life will be better for it.