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J-Aggie of the WEEK!

J-Aggie of the Week Presents Johnathan Rahmani!

 Jewish Aggie of the WEEK

Presents...

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What is your name?

Jonathan Rahmani

Where are you from?

Born in Miami Beach, been in North Dallas since 2003.

What is your major?

Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology

What year are you? What wildcat noise is that?

2015 – A A A WHOOOOP!

Why did you choose Texas A&M?

Visited CS while I was in 8th grade for parents-weekend (my brother was a freshman at the time) and fell in love with the campus and what it had to offer. Ultimately only applied to A&M as a HS Senior.

What are you involved in here at A&M?

I’ve been active in Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (Sammy), Hillel, Chabad, and Interfraternity Council (IFC).

Do you have any older or younger siblings?

2 older brothers – Josh and David (class of 2010)

Do you have any animals? Can they do any neat tricks?

I have 2 dogs back home, Tasha, a black lab, and Allie, a German Shepherd mix. They both know how to make food disappear pretty quickly, and they like to bark at squirrels.

What is your favorite book? Why?

That changes on a monthly basis, but recently I really liked The Celestine Prophecy.

Where did you go to high school?

Richardson High School (9th-10th) and Richland Collegiate HS (11th-12th)

What is your favorite Jewish food?

Impossible to list them all, but fresh Challah is pretty awesome.

What is your favorite food?

These questions are really tough… I like barbeque, Mediterranean, and Mexican food

Favorite Jewish childhood memory.

Pesach with the family

What has been your favorite Chabad experience until now?

Guy’s night at Chabad is always a ton of fun.

What is one thing that would enhance Jewish life on campus?

I think Jewish life at A&M is pretty awesome already.

What do you currently have in your pocket?

Keys, wallet, and a phone.

If you had a message for freshmen what would it be?

Get involved, be spontaneous, try new things, and always go to Shabbat Dinner.

What do you love most about being an Aggie (I mean you’re always an Aggie)? WHOOP!

Tailgates, football season, and Northgate.

What has been your most enjoyable class at university thus far?

Haha that’s funny ;)

What is your favorite color (think the whole Crayola color scheme)?

It depends on the weather.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

To be able to stop time.

Did you prefer living on campus or off campus?

Never lived on campus.

What do you love most about Jewish life on campus?

Everybody knows each other, and the food is usually pretty good!

J-Aggie of the Week Presents Former Student Alex Hirschberg!

 Jewish AGGIE of the WEEK 

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What is your name?

Alex “Hirshy” Hirschberg

Where are you from?

Dallas

What was your major and why did you decide to pursue such a degree?

Animal Science & Poultry Science – intentions of further helping animals

Why did you choose Texas A&M?

Best school in the South, duh. WHOOP!

Do you have any older or younger siblings?

0

Where do they live?

Panama

Do you have any animals and do they have any tricks?

One dog, she’s a walking table.

Where did you go to high school?

A small private school, you probably haven’t heard of it. Yavneh Academy.

What is your favorite Jewish food?

Schnitz

What is your favorite food?

Schnitz

Favorite Jewish childhood memory.

My bar mitzvah in Israel.

What has been your favorite Chabad experience until now?

My personal favorite past time is knowing Chabad is always open and Manya or Rabbi are always there… especially late at night. And my favorite event is Midnight Breakfast. (Hey, I’m a night owl)

What is one thing that would enhance Jewish life on campus?

Kosher meals on campus.

Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? If so, where?

Canada, Israel, Mexico, and Germany.

Have you ever been to Israel? If so, what was your most significant significance there? (emotional, spiritual, inspiring, funny)  

My Bar-Mitzvah at the Kotel.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Australia

What was the most thrilling experience in your life?

Six Flags, isn’t it everybody’s?

If you had a message for freshmen what would it be?

Education is important, but College is also about the once-in-a-lifetime experience too :)

What do you love most about being an Aggie (I mean you’re always an Aggie)? WHOOP!

Being approached by a complete stranger based on our Aggie Connection after seeing THE ring

What has been your most enjoyable class at university thus far?  

Meats

What was the best job you held while here on campus?

Holding my alcohol on NG

What is your favorite color (think the whole Crayola color scheme)?

BLUE

In your spare time what do you like to do? Ha! Spare time and grad school!

Work, I really enjoy learning new facets of business.

Did you prefer living on campus or off campus?

Spring Loop all the way!

If you could have one wish for anything in the world what would it be?

Have the funding to open and operate up my first clinic in Dallas.

I know that your in graduate school at UTD. What program are you in? What do you like about it? What are you hoping to do with your masters?

 I’m entering the Masters in Entrepreneurship program with intent of learning start-up, funding and management to create an All-Inclusive veterinary clinic/boarding/emergency center in the DFW area.

How is the Jewish life in Dallas for Former Students? Any good opportunities to mingle?

Excellent, since I have started A&M in 2010 to now; a handful Jewish organizations have created welcoming facilities, staff, events and a network for recent grads and young adults that every night you have a place to go, if you want!

What do you love most about Jewish life on campus?

The dedication Yossi & Manya, in addition to maintaining a family, provide the students and community being on-call “parents” and a home away from home. This applies to students’ whether you’re active every week or have only been the Chabad once. They care for every Jewish individual of all denominations in the BCS area.

 

J-Aggie of the Week Presents Alec Becker!

 Jewish Aggie of the WEEK

Presents

ALEC BECKER! 

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What is your name?

Alec Becker

Where are you from?

Dallas, TX

What was your major and why did you decide to pursue such a degree?

Applied Exercise Physiology; I have always had a fascination with how the body works and one day I would like to work in the medical field.

Why did you choose Texas A&M?

I chose Texas A&M because I fell in love with the people, the environment, and the tradition that this wonderful University has to offer.

Do you have any older or younger siblings?

Yes, I have two younger sisters, Delaney and Madison.

Do you have any animals and do they have any tricks?

I claim two dependent puppies. The first is the family dog, Zoey, who lives in Dallas. She is a Yorkie/Poodle mix and my favorite of her tricks is that she knows how to “dance”. The second is my puppy, Bailey, and she has a multitude of tricks all the way from sit, lay down, and shake all the way to high five and cuddle.

What is your favorite book? Why?

My favorite book is “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman because it is the perfect combination of genres combined into one twisted and entertaining fanfare of a “happily ever after” saga.

Where did you go to high school?

Plano West Senior High School (WOLF PACK!)

What is your favorite Jewish food?

It’s a tie between my Bubbye’s Matzo Balls and Kreplach.

What is your favorite food?

Steak and Baked Potatoes

Favorite Jewish childhood memory.

Going on the March of the Living with my Zayde.

What has been your favorite Chabad experience until now?

Meeting everyone in the community and spending most of my Shabbats with my friends and Aggie family.

What is one thing that would enhance Jewish life on campus?

More Jews!

Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? If so, where?

Yes, Bahamas, Germany, Poland, Israel

Have you ever been to Israel? If so, what was your most significant significance there? (emotional, spiritual, inspiring, funny)

Yes, two of my favorite experiences in Israel were 1. Hearing the siren on Yom HaShoah and 2. Spending Friday night Shabbat at the Kotel with my friends and family.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

Anywhere with a hot sun, clear skies, a beach, and a bar.

If you could pick one superpower what would it be? Why?

I would like to have powers like the Green Lantern where anything I imagined could be real.

What was the most thrilling experience in your life?

Riding my first brand new motorcycle down a windy country road at high speeds with fraternity brothers.

If you had a message for freshmen what would it be?

Study hard during the week and during the day so that you can enjoy yourself to the fullest at night and on the weekends; never stop having unique experiences and never be scared to try something new.

What do you love most about being an Aggie (I mean you’re always an Aggie)? WHOOP!

 I love that I will always have a network and family to come back to that is as passionate about my school as I am.

What has been your most enjoyable class at university thus far?

As bad as it sounds, my most enjoyable class was the golf class that I took on Mondays and Wednesdays of my freshman year. It was my time to blow off some steam and relax during the week while also learning from a great coach and getting school credit.

What was the best job you held while here on campus?

I worked for the New Student and Family Programs office which ran the New Student Conferences over the Summer. I got to welcome the new freshman and their family and friends to Aggieland as they began a new chapter in their lives which is pretty cool.

What is your favorite color (think the whole Crayola color scheme)?

Purple

In your spare time what do you like to do?

Golf, read, watch movies, play with my puppy, and hang out with friends.

Did you prefer living on campus or off campus?

Off-campus

If you could have one wish for anything in the world what would it be?

Better health and unlimited wealth for everyone.

Alec, I know that you are graduating soon, what are you most looking forward to after graduating? What are you going to miss the most?

 I am looking forward to starting my career and adult life; I will miss the massive amounts of free time and mid-day naps.

 

Do you have any post-graduation plans come December?

I am going to be looking for a job in the medical field so that I can decompress and make my decision of whether or not I want to go to medical school.

What do you love most about Jewish life on campus?

It gives me a home away from home where I always know that I’m welcome and that will support me in everything that I do!

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