I am indescribably proud to have marched with the Reform Jewish Movement at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. The songs we sang in the morning, and the powerful speeches that the teens leading our work made about their experiences struck a chord in me. I was inspired by the message that my fellow Jewish students sent – that we will not stand idly by as our country suffers from an epidemic of gun violence. But more profoundly, I reflected on the impact of the violence that affects many of us in our schools and communities in one form or another. I was struck by how deeply these tragedies can mark us, forcing us to grow up in a matter of minutes or days, dramatically shifting our worldviews and understandings of identity.