J-Aggie of the WEEK!

Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents Sarah Horwitz

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Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents Sarah Horwitz, from Bellaire, Texas.

Sarah is currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical Science and hopes to pursue a Masters in Health Administration in the future.

I would have to say my favorite Jewish food is sweet noodle koogle. It's just so delicious! As for Israel,

Sarah traveled to Israel her senior year of high school with march of the Living. "It was inspiring when we traveled from Poland, where I witnessed the remnants of concentration camps and ghettos, to Israel, a flourishing state for the Jewish people! That to me demonstrated incomparable strength and resilience."

Sarah served as Vice President of Operations, President, and now Vice President of Social Standards of AEPhi. In 2017, under her presidency, AEPhi at Texas A&M University was chartered.

"Chabad has always been there to help me with whatever I need. Whether it's a bowl of matzah ball soup or co-hosting Pink Shabbat with AEPhi, Rabbi and Manya help create such a warm Jewish community for myself and other Jewish Aggies."

Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents Shayna Ambers


Jewish Aggie of the Week presents Shayna Ambers '21 from Frisco Texas

Shayna is a freshman English Major. "I would like to teach high school AP Language and/or Literature. but more importantly, I am THE loudest and THE proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2021!" 

Shayna has a 16-year-old sister named Shoshana.

"My favorite Jewish food is Latkes with applesauce (and I also love black and white cookies, but I don't know if those count as a Jewish food)."

In her spare time, Shayna likes to read, write, choreograph dances, and fly trapeze!

Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents Benjamin Kaplan

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Jewish Aggie of the Week presents Benjamin Aryeh Kaplan '21 from Alexandria, Louisiana. 

Benjamin is an Animal Science Major in Squadron 20 in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. "I chose Animal Science because my family maintains a small herd of cattle and it is something that really interests me. This major also allows me to study something interesting while simultaneously completing the prerequisites for medical school".

"What I like most about Texas A&M University, though it may sound cliché, I would say the traditions. The sense of unity that our many traditions offer is truly something you cannot find on any other college campus. In college, it is very easy to slip into an isolated state of selfishness. Traditions like Silver Taps, Muster, and the 12th Man make you pause, take a step back, and appreciate your surroundings."

Benjamin has two older sisters Leah and Shira.

"My favorite Jewish memory is leading synagogue with my dad and having Shabbat dinner with my family every Friday."

When Benjamin is at home, he finds it really relaxing to be outside and get work done around his family's farm.

Benjamin is an active member of the Chabad student board at Texas A&M University. 

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