100 Alumni We Love - Janna Stark Glassman

Reflections on my time at HU

By Janna Stark Glassman, Vancouver

I decided to go on the one-year abroad program at Hebrew U in 1986 and it was such a memorable time in my life. Sometimes it still feels like yesterday when I reunite with friends I made there some 30 years ago. To this day, we still discuss our adventures and fond memories of our time there.

Each day in Jerusalem whether I wandered through the streets enjoying the culturally diverse neighbourhoods, stood in line at the bank, took a bus ride to my volunteer job, or ate cheese toast on campus, I felt this indescribable feeling. I felt proud, strong, and excited with each adventure.

The professors at Hebrew U were often world-renowned lecturers and writers disseminating information I carry with me through to today.

Little did I know that I would marry into a family that was completely devoted in all ways to the Hebrew University. I smile proudly whenever we talk about the University knowing that I have student insider experience that no one can understand until they are blessed to live it too.

  • Janna is a registered Social Worker and a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Counselling Special Interest Group (CSIG) of the CFAS. Since 2000, Janna has been counselling clients from the Lower Mainland and the United States.