I was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania. I really like Jewish life in Seattle. I see pride and openness about being Jewish, whereas in Europe it is more private. Judaism is both a culture and a religion for me. It is about traditions, celebrations, teaching, history, community, and relationships with family and friends. At Hillel I met my best friends, and Danny, who is my “partner-in-crime.” My favorite part of Judaism is Shabbat dinner, because once a week you get to tune in with yourself, your spirituality, and also with the people most important to you. I love that each week there is an opportunity for both introspection and gathering.
Employment Orthodontics graduate student at UW School of Dentistry