Jewish Girl of the Week – Sara

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Aaron: What brought you to DC?
Sara: School!  I graduated from GW in May and still haven’t left yet.

Aaron: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sara: Hah!  I never want to grow up!  I’m currently the Promotions Manager at The 9:30 Club which is, hands down, the coolest job anyone can have in DC (sorry to burst your bubble kids who work on the Hill..).  I plan on doing this for awhile!  Before I landed this gig, I was on tour for two weeks with two singer-songwriters, so who knows, maybe I’ll hit the road again some day as a tour manager!

Aaron: What is your favorite Jewish dish that your grandmother made?
Sara: Does mandel bread count as a dish?  Because my Nana made it with chocolate chips, and it was delicious…heart-stopping kind of delicious.

Aaron: Where can we find you on a Friday night?
Sara: At a show!  I go to at least 3-4 concerts a week.  If not checking out live music, I’m probably at a happy hour (American Ice Co. anyone?), out of town (I travel more than I can afford), or at Shabbat!  I still like Chabad at GW even though I graduated.. they were my Friday night spot for 4 years, so it’s hard to just quit them cold turkey.

Aaron: What was the last Jewish event you attended?  Tell us about it.
Sara: I attended a few events around DC for the Reverse Mifgash.  The most recent was the closing dinner, where everyone reminisced on the past two weeks of the program.  I never went on Birthright (I didn’t qualify because I went on other Israel trips), so this was the closest I ever got to seeing what it’s like to be on Birthright.

With the Black Keys!

Aaron: What was your favorite part of the Reverse Mifgash?
Sara: Being surrounded by Israelis!  They’re the best, and it made me feel like I was in TLV again.  Also, meeting more DC Jews..just when you think you’ve met them all, a few more seem to make their way into your life.

Aaron: If you could write a book, what would it be about?
Sara: Funny, it’s actually on my bucket list to write a book of one-sentence poems.  I’ve been writing one sentence poems (literally, poems that are only one sentence long) since I was in high school.  Once I have 100, I’m going to make a book of them.

Aaron: What is your theme song for life?
Sara: “I wish” by Skee-lo… obviously.

Aaron: When was the last time you went to Israel?
Sara: January 2011 through June 2011 – I lived in Tel Aviv for 5 months, studying abroad at Tel Aviv University.  It was hands down the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life.  I’d move back tomorrow if I could!