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Rachel: What brought you to DC?
Marc: I grew up in NJ (Exit 9) and went to the University of Maryland (go Terps). I liked the area so much I decided to stay.
Rachel: What is your favorite thing about the DC Jewish community?
Marc: I like going to Mesorah at 6th & I. They make everyone feel very welcome and it’s a great place to meet other DC Jews. Every Monday night they have Café night, where I can go to learn some Hebrew, eat sushi and pizza, and learn some Torah. They also have services there every other Friday night. I believe they are taking a hiatus for the summer, but feel free to check out the website http://mesorahdc.org/.
Rachel: What is your favorite Jewish holiday?
Marc: Yom Kippur , I like how the whole day is devoted to bettering yourself with no other distractions, other than the occasional stomach growl.
Rachel: Who is the coolest Jew?
Marc: Eric Shapiro, ladies he is 6ft tall, single, kosher and is going to be a doctor. He loves kids and recently volunteered in Haiti to help those that needed medical care. He is the lighter skinned guy on the left in the attached picture, in the middle is Dan who is equally as awesome and the coolest Israeli you will ever meet.
Rachel: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Marc: …the goyim scatter.