Alumni Spotlight – Alyssa Gondelman Class of 2022

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Alumni Class Notes, Our Stories

What have you been up to since graduating Rashi?

Since graduation I have started to attend Needham High. I have come back to Rashi to volunteer in the Drama program, where I have helped produce the play “A Wrinkle in Time”.


What was your favorite class at Rashi?

Any class with Mr. Albert or Mr. Kerrigan!


What is your favorite Rashi memory?

My favorite Rashi memory was Israel. I originally wasn’t going to go but decided at the last minute. That was the best trip I have ever been on and being with my Rashi friends made it so much better. I remember one night I was in my room with my friends after we were supposed to be in bed, and we saw a huge bug in the room and we were all trying to swat it down. We were climbing and yelling. That had to be the highlight of my trip!


What is something you have learned at Rashi that has stayed with you since graduating?

One thing that has stayed with me since graduating Rashi is kehillah (community). Another thing I have learned at Rashi that I will always remember is to be your true self.

What was your favorite activity at Rashi?

My favorite activity at Rashi were any sports that I could play with my friends. Even though we weren’t the best, we had so much fun even just on the bus rides there or during practice.


What are you reading/watching/listening to these days?

I love watching the show “Chicago Fire” and reading mystery books.