By Phyllis Hadar A few summers ago all my friends were going to one camp that my mom didn’t want me to go. All I could think about was how I was going to miss out on so much fun this summer. My mom told me, “If you want to go, then go. But, make the right decision.” I thought about what my mom said and decided that I wanted to do something new this summer and be with different people. I needed a new experience. Sometimes that would change me. So I went to Israel for the summer. I went to camp on kibbutz and I had the best experience of my life. I made all new friends. This taught me: New isn’t always bad. Sometimes new is better than the old.