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Rachel: What brought you to DC?
Galia: I interned in DC during college at the Embassy of Israel and fell in love with the city, and knew I wanted to come back after college.
Rachel: You’re involved in Friends of the IDF. Can you tell us more about that?
Galia: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Young Leadership (FIDF) is a great organization that raises money to support the educational and recreational needs of soldiers serving in the IDF. Our Summer Happy Hour is coming up! I hope you all will join us at Redline on August 21! There will be a $5 cover & proceeds go towards providing 10 IDF Soldiers with a week of relaxation and fun through the SPIRIT Program. RSVP here:https://www.facebook.com/events/176401062538576/.
Rachel: We hear your parents are from Mexico. What are some traditions that are unique in your family?
Galia: Some unique traditions are that my family is always speaking in three different languages to each other: Spanish, English and Hebrew. Similarly all our meals at holidays have a mix of the three traditions. For example, this year Thanksgiving is during Hanukkah so our Turkey will be served with mole and toritillas and of course latkas on the side.
Rachel: What is your favorite Jewish holiday?
Galia: Passover. Even though we can’t eat some of my favorite foods for 8 days (pizza), I think the lessons you can learn from the story of Passover are timeless. And I don’t mind the 4 glasses of wine either.
Rachel: Who is the coolest Jew?
Galia: Eli Cohen
Rachel: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Galia: You know there will be food, a fun game of Jewish geography, and drinks.