Jewish Girl of the Week – Galia

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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?
GaliaFriends 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.FIDF 2

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.