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

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 - 4:49 pm

 Jewish AGGIE of the WEEK 




What is your name?

Alex “Hirshy” Hirschberg

Where are you from?


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?


Where do they live?


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?


What is your favorite food?


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?


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?  


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)?


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.


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