I joined Tivnu pretty late in the program, in January (for various reasons). The program started in August, so I thought it would be hard for a newcomer to fit in and get integrated. However, because the program is so close-knit, and because the other program members and staff were so helpful and kind, I was able to get into the flow of things within a matter of days. Within the span of two weeks, I felt completely at home. I believe that the program is the perfect balance of feeling and home, while simultaneously learning to become more independent.