Some of my toughest choices include cheering on the team or streaming ‘Orange is the New Black.’

Line up with the basket. That was the first thing I told myself every time I shot foul shots. I placed my right foot in line with the hoop, represented by a silver screw embedded in the gym floor. My shoes squeaked as I moved my feet around until I was fully comfortable. The floor was so shiny from the reflection of the bright lights that my eyes hurt.

For students in yeshiva, the recession in the past only applied to politicians, parents or maybe even the home. This year, however, students have begun to feel the effects of the recession in their own Jewish high schools.