Gabe: After college, I took a job and spent a year up in Minnesota. Eventually I was just about done with the extreme snow and cold (the week where it didn’t get above -10 did it for me) and I was ready to move on. I had a few friends that lived in the area and they couldn’t stop talking about how great it is so I decided to move here. The first time I was in the area in the past 15 years is when I showed up with my car packed with all my possessions. Almost two years later now, I haven’t looked back!
Jackie: I hear you travel a lot, can you tell about some of your recent adventures?
Gabe: My most recent (and probably my favorite so far) was a trip to Peru this past September. The highlight of the trip was four days spent camping and hiking the Inca trail. It wasn’t the easiest way to get to Machu Picchu but I know that we appreciated the view from the top way more then anyone who took the train did.
Jackie: What’s your favorite way to spend Shabbat?
Gabe: Anywhere that there is friends and food. It never ceases to amaze me how Jewish people from all over the country (and world) all know the same tunes to the songs and prayers.
Gabe: While I’m not in love with the eating restrictions for the rest of the week, nothing beats a good Passover Seder
Jackie: Who is your favorite Jew?
Jackie: I’m kind of on a 60’s kick right now, so I’ll go with Bob Dylan
Jackie: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Gabe: there’s no place I’d rather be.