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Rachel: What brought you to DC?
Danit: I came to DC almost 10 months ago to start a new job as the Staff Attorney as the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. The Brandeis Center (www.brandeiscenter.com) was founded to protect the civil rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. I specifically deal with campus anti-Semitism by investigating incidents and potentially taking legal action against universities that harbor hostile environments for Jewish students. I also am launching law student chapters around the country to engage them and provide them with programming to host speaker events, lead discussions, and host advocacy-oriented training sessions.
Rachel: You’re involved in HaLev Israel. Can you explain what that is?
Danit: I am involved in HaLev Israel because I think it so important to get our generation hooked on Israel. HaLev Israel’s goal is to send young professionals to AIPAC Policy Conference that would otherwise not choose to go. Maybe they have been to Israel, but it’s still not on their radar. We need more active pro-Israel young professionals! A great way to start would be to coming to our huge party on March 1st at Capitale!
Rachel: What’s your favorite way to spend Shabbat?
Danit: My favorite way to spend Shabbat is going to a dinner hosted by an organization or having a nice small dinner with friends. When I go home to New York, my favorite way to spend Shabbat is with my amazing niece and nephews.
Rachel: Who is the coolest Jew?
Danit: The coolest Jew – that is a tough one. ME?! Just kidding. Honestly, I’m not sure I can pick just one individual, but the coolest Jews to me are the ones that are loud and proud. Especially with what I see at work, the coolest Jews are the ones that stand up for themselves and their people.
Rachel: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Danit: …change happens!