Aaron: What brought you to DC?
Mikey: I moved to DC to participate in a one-year fellowship with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), where I am an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant.
Aaron: So you work at the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism. What kinds of things do they do?
Mikey: The RAC is the social justice and political arm of the Reform Movement, and represents 1.5 million Reform Jews in Washington politics. My work at the RAC covers a broad swath of political areas, including but not limited to gun violence prevention, civil rights, Israel and the peace process, D.C. voting rights, and the prevention of hate crimes.
Aaron: What is your favorite Jewish holiday?
Mikey: My favorite Jewish holiday has to be Hanukkah, mostly because I love any excuse for fried food. And let’s be honest, the Hanukah tunes for the blessings are the best.
Aaron: Who is the coolest Jew?
Mikey: The coolest Jew? That’s a harder one. I’d probably have to go with Sarah Silverman.
Aaron: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Mikey: When Jews gather Chinese takeout is almost always involved.