Rachel: What brought you to DC?
Rachel: I came to DC to study anthropology at GW, and I haven’t really left, except for two short stints living abroad (Senegal in college, and Thailand as a volunteer with the American Jewish World Service). Who could leave DC with this many free museums and festivals?
Rachel: We heard you co-chaired Yachad’s Grown-up Field Day. What was that like?
Rachel: Field Day was a blast! We had a great turnout, and had a lot of fun with goofy challenges like “Soapy Skeeball” where people tossed water balloons into buckets. We raised a lot of money for Yachad’s programs, which will all go towards future repair projects, including one coming up this fall at Marie Reed– where the event was held. I just wish I had put on more sun screen!
Rachel: You just became the new Director of Engagement at Adas Israel. What will you be doing?
Rachel: I’m wearing a lot of hats in my new position at Adas, but a big one is continuing to build our successful Young Professional program. We have 200-300 people each time Shir Delight meets, and we have a lot of plans in the works for new events and ways to build the community. Come check us out sometime! I’ll save you a seat.
Rachel: What is your favorite Jewish holiday?
Rachel: Sukkot, but only when the weather is nice. I love eating outside with friends and seeing all the neat things people do with their sukkahs. We’re in a tiny apartment now, but someday, we’ll have space for a sukkah. Someday.
Rachel: What is your favorite Jewish food?
Rachel: Hamentashen and just about any dessert at the end of a shabbat meal, whether it’s brownies at Shir Delight, or Ben and Jerry’s at home.
Rachel: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Rachel: …the noshes disappear.