Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents Oron Hazi

Wednesday, 7 September, 2016 - 10:05 pm

Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents

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What is your name?

Oron Hazi

Where are you from?

Dallas, Texas

Where did you go to high school?

JJ Pearce High School

Why did you choose Texas A&M?

I toured the campus while I was in high school and fell in love with the place.

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

I am majoring in Computer Science. I took a computer science class in high school and found it to be very enjoyable. I’ve been very good with computer up to that point and found programming to be something I can do for a living and still enjoy it.

What is your favorite book? Why?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The story in this book is veru unique and I especially enjoyed it. I am also a big fan of the Lord of The Rings and the movies as well.

What do you look forward to when coming to Chabad?

Seeing Rabbi and Manya, the kids, the food, and all the people that come to Chabad. The entire atmosphere is so welcoming and truly feels like a home away from home.

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?

It is a very tight-knit community. Everyone I know is at least somewhat involved in the Jewish community here.

Why do you think it is important to be involved in Jewish life?

It is good to maintain good Jewish values when you are away from home. It was very important for me when I came to Aggieland.

If you had a dream list for Chabad, what would be on it?

More sushi ☺

Do you plan on going to graduate school at A&M?

I do not.

Do you have any siblings?

Yes, a sister who is currently a junior in high school.

What is your favorite Jewish food?


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What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?

Having a large Passover Seder with a lot of extended family members in Israel.

What is your favorite Chabad experience until now?

Truly, I can’t pick a favorite, everything has been wonderful!

Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? If so, where? Which place was your favorite? For what reason?

I have lived in Israel for my entire childhood and it has been an incredible home. I really enjoy coming back and seeing my extended family there as well.

Have you ever been to Israel? If so, what was the most moving/amazing/inspirational experience you had?  

On my birthright trip we went to Independence Hall where I got to see where they signed Israel’s declaration of independence.

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

Venice, I want to see most of Italy in general.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

A beach

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

I enjoy hanging out with all the Jewish Aggies here!

What is at the top of your bucket list?


If you could start university again what would you do differently?

Start my homework earlier.

Do you have any animals? What is their best trick?

I do not.

Did you prefer living on campus or off campus? What would you recommend to freshmen?

I have always lived off campus, however I would recommend having your own kitchen, it helps a lot!

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

World Peace.

What has been your most thrilling experience in your life?

I explored a cave in Israel while I was on birthright.

Do you have a message for future A&M students?

Enjoy your college years; you are here to learn, but also to explore, interact, and enjoy new experiences.

What has been your most enjoyable class?

I’m currently taking a data science class, and it has been a topic I’ve been fascinated with for quite some time.

What has been your best job on campus?

I worked the summer after my freshman year doing network research on campus.

If you were able to have one superpower what would it be?

Teleportation, so I could go anywhere I want to

What would enhance Jewish life on campus?

More Jewish Aggies!

How did you get involved with Chabad?

I came to a Shabbat dinner before I started school and I’ve been coming back ever since.

Do you have plans for after graduation?

I plan on working full-time.

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