Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents Dan Rosenfield

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 11:19 pm

  Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents
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What is your name? 
Dan Rosenfield

Where are you from?
Plano, Texas

Where did you go to high school?
Plano West Senior High

Why did you choose Texas A&M?
I wanted to make an impact on Aggie Jewish life and challenge myself in the Corps of Cadets!

What was your major and why did you decide to pursue such a degree?
Communication – I wanted to learn how to connect an organization’s message to change in society!

What is your favorite book? Why?
Freakanomics; it challenged my beliefs and channeled my inner-cynic

What do you look forward to when coming to Chabad?
The desserts – the best surprise of any Chabad meal!

What do you love about Jewish life on campus?
No one is a number; everyone is needed to make an impact

Why do you think it is important to be involved in Jewish life?
We are a people who rely on one another to be successful. It is up to each one of us to take a stand for the Jewish people and demonstrate our commitment to Jewish life on campus, so that it will continue to be strong for many years to come.

If you had a dream list for Chabad, what would be on it?
An automatic kosher-er; you can walk into Chabad with any kind of food, and the machine automatically replaces non-kosher food with a substitute that is made up the same biologically

Do you plan on going to graduate school at A&M?
As much as I bleed maroon, I think I’ll move on

Do you have any siblings?
2 older brothers

What is your favorite Jewish food?
Matzoh ball soup

What is your favorite food?
You can never go wrong with authentic (kosher) Chinese!

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
Being the lead in a preschool Purim spiel – Hollywood was jealous

Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? If so, where? Which place was your favorite?
Israel three times for different Jewish and Israel-related trips, Nicaragua for spring break, Germany and Poland for a Corps Excursion

Have you ever been to Israel? If so, what was the most moving experience you had? 
On an AIPAC trip, we had the opportunity to visit a community of Black Hebrews and learn what connects them to the state of Israel.

What is your favorite Chabad experience until now? 
IsraeLinks – learning Torah in the Holy Land!

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
I would love to experience South Africa or Australia for a few days!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Does the Dixie Chicken count?

How do you enjoy spending your free time?
Thriftily – catching up on late night always helps clear the brain!

What is at the top of your bucket list?
Host my own reality television show

If you could start university again what would you do differently?
Skip freshman year

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

If you could have one wish for anything in the world what would it be?
Open borders so people of any nation could experience a culture other than their own without the red tape

What has been your most thrilling experience in your life?
Even though I am not an adrenaline junkie by any means, I climbed mountains in New Mexico at the Philmont Scout Ranch during high school.

Did you prefer living on campus or off campus? What would you recommend to freshmen? 
I have only lived on campus, which has provided less of an excuse to play hooky!

Do you have a message for future A&M students?
How you define involvement is up to you – join organizations and participate in the community in a way that is meaningful to you!

What has been your most enjoyable class?
Communication Case Studies

What has been your best job on campus?
I loved being a leader in the Jewish community as president of Hillel!

If you were able to have one superpower what would it be?
Knowing others’ opinions of me

What would enhance Jewish life on campus?
A Jewish studies major!

How did you get involved with Chabad?
It was the only place in town with a comfortable couch, delicious food, and the feel of an authentic Jewish home. My freshman year was crazy, but I found Chabad during my high school visit to campus, and I was hooked on the Chabad experience!

Do you have plans for after graduation?
I plan on commissioning as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Air Force, finding a nice, Jewish girl, and retiring by age 35.

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