The tradition I carry on is my Jewish identity. An often-overlooked “perk” of Judaism is the global community. In virtually every place I have visited, from a remote Costa Rican surf village to my university’s campus, I have found a Jewish community offering warmth and welcoming. I know I’ll always have a home in the Jewish community. Most importantly, Judaism has given me a set of core values. From a rich tradition of intellectual questioning and debate to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), refraining from gossip to Teshuvah (repentance), and Simcha (being happy and grateful) to treating others as you wish to be treated, my moral compass and world view has been shaped by Jewish values.