Jewish Girl – Jill

Jewish Girl - Jill
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What flavor would your manna be?
There is only one thing I would want my manna to taste like and that is my Mother’s luxion kugal. I’m still not sure what exactly is in it, but it’s amazing and one of the reasons I love Rosh Hashanah.

What is your favorite Shabbat dish to make? And will you share the recipe with us?
I wouldn’t necessarily call my favorite thing to make for Shabbat a dish, but it is definitely a vital component of the meal. Every Friday for the past year I have made challah. The challah flavors vary from cinnamon raisin to chocolate chip, milk dud, or the crowd pleaser, rollo challah. I use the same basic recipe and just add whatever I want to it. It’s so much fun to play with food. I will definitely share my recipe, (along with the kugal) and everyone can view it when I start a blog on GTJ about Shabbat meals and cooking in general.

What song is stuck in your head right now?
Recently, I’ve been listening to a mix my friend gave me and “My Boo-Usher featuring Alicia Keys” has been stuck in my head ever since. I haven’t heard the song since high school … so good!

List your three favorite places in DC:
1. Steps of the Lincoln memorial. It’s the best feeling finishing up a run and sitting at the top of the steps looking out onto the Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument, and the Capital. Every time I’m there I realize how lucky I am to live in such a wonderful city that offers so much.

2. Sitting by the fountains in Dupont Circle. I have yet to find a better people watching area. Going there with friends after a nice Shabbos meal at the Dupont Chabad is the perfect lazy afternoon activity. I have had such funny, random experiences there, and you never know whom you’ll run into. Plus the park is full of dogs.

3. Mr. Smith’s in Georgetown. It’s a fun chill bar to go and hang out with friends. You can talk and get to know people while singing along to classic songs. It was also one of the stops when I turned 21, and it wasn’t so bad when everyone there sang happy birthday to me!

If you could meet any biblical character, who would it be, and what would you say to him/her?
I would want to meet G-D. I would thank him for surrounding me with amazing family and friends and I would also thank him for all the life changing experiences I’ve had so far.