Jewish Girl of the Year – Susan’s Acceptance Speech

imageShalom Gather the Jews Community,

It is an honor to be chosen as your Jewish Girl of the Year!  I am excited and feel quite humbled to be a part of DC’s bizarre although humorous tradition.  My parents mention it to everyone…I mean everyone.  So thank you for helping me rack up points on the home-front. 

In all seriousness, I often find myself using the GTJ website to determine which Shabbat service I want to attend, perusing various holiday offerings, and at times searching for roommates when needed.  When non-DC friends ask what the Jewish Community here is like…I always say it’s AMAZING!  Then I tell them to check out the Jewish events on…you probably guessed it…Gather the Jews!

This annual competition has been a fun and interesting opportunity to connect to the Jewish folks of DC.  A huge THANK YOU to former GTJ Guy of the Week, Jason, for making my video possible and actually creating a comical campaign.  To everyone who voted for me, thank you for giving my parents something to “kvell” about. 

GTJ plays a pivotal role on behalf of the DC Jewish community.  It allows us to find out where we can volunteer, socialize, pray, and learn.  So thank YOU to GTJ for supporting our Jewish community and giving us a place to gather. 

Until the next gathering,
L’hitraot,
Susan