On a complicated Tuesday morning in Washington DC, Gidon Amsellem arrived in this world smiling and ready to get moving. In the warm, dry air of his hometown Los Angeles, he has grown into a somewhat larger, yet still compact child, and still smiles and is ready to get moving – especially on Tuesdays. You can often find him in the CJL House practicing martial arts in the communal space, loudly playing his saxophone, Lorraine, or happily entertaining his best friend, Shani Kasdan, with whom he shares a close intelligence and maturity level. He attended YULA (Yeshiva University of Los Angeles) and spent a gap year at Yehivat Orayta in the Old City of Jerusalem. He is currently a Biology major on the pre-med track in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a full-blooded, Moroccan-Iranian Sephardic Jew, so he is definitely wearing Tzitzit, even though you cannot see them.