News on the job-front: no not a job yet. But -- I got an email from the university I interviewed with back in April and they asked that I send along some more supporting information and said that a new dean had been hired and they wanted to vet me with the new dean for a full-time position. Sooooo, very good news maybe? :) They also said the letter of recommendation from Y was "beautiful" and asked that he send it along again to the new dean! :) Haven't heard anything back from B-G. The guy I talked with last week was a post-doc who was spending the semester in NYC. Things are definitely done differently in Israel than anywhere else I've ever applied for jobs! Hopefully something will come through though!
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
- Name: Yael K
- Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
I am not typical. I am not your typical Aliyah candidate: I'm very secular, did not grow up in a zionist household, and have no family living in Israel. I'm not what people typically think of when they hear "Jewish": I have blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. I am not your typical American: I speak 2 1/2 languages, used to vote democratic (and I'm originally from the South!), and the last thing I want is a house in the suburbs.
So what am I? In many ways, I'm a little bundle of contradictions. Stubborn yet not overly-opinionated (at least on most issues). Shy and reserved when I first meet someone but outgoing and bubbly once you get to know me. Practical but also fun-loving and spontaneous (in a practical kind of way, lol).
I believe that I am a kind and caring person (hey, don't we all?). I am passionate about life and fiercely protective of those I love. And I'm crazy about my
3 5 6 cats. And the 40 or so I care for on the street.
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