My name is Aaron Wildavsky, and I’m a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying political science and history. I grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where I graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. When I’m not enjoying the great outdoors, inspiring underprivileged children to succeed, or learning Torah, I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. I hope to attend yeshiva in Israel next year, where I dream of perfecting the work-in-progress that is my cholent recipe.
Miranda Kalish is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying psychological and brain sciences, design, and children’s studies. She’s from New York City (yes, the city) and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Her hobbies include lint rolling, vacuuming, cooking, and Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips. She doesn’t know what she wants to do next year, so don’t ask her. But she will definitely not be perfecting a cholent recipe, considering she’s still not really sure what’s in cholent. Also, she has her priorities straight.
Miranda’s Recipes: Teriyaki tofu stir fry, Mac and cheese, Sweet potato latkes, Shakshuka, One pot pasta primavera, No-bake Oreo cupcakes, Hamantashen, Lasagna, Cookie dough, Blueberry crumble, Slow cooker fajita chicken, Sweet potato crusted quiche
Reuben Jesse Cohen is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, where he is studying literature. He grew up in Greenbelt, Maryland, but has strong ties to Montreal and Philadelphia as well. Reuben is currently engaged on a quest to write the next Great American Novel. While not busy with such scholarly pursuits, Reuben enjoys watching baseball and tasting foreign beers. Additionally, Reuben is an ordained priest as well as a Yiddish revivalist. Next year he hopes to be living a hipster city doing something.
Rachel Multz is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is pre-med but also inexplicably studies history. Rachel grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, a hometown which she is extremely proud of. In her free time, Rachel bakes, participates in shady programs at the med school, and stalks her friends’ old photos on Facebook. Perhaps most importantly, Rachel is unmatched in her love for British TV, especially shows which feature tall and handsome Jewish actors who can sing.
Jon Galitzer is a senior at the University of Maryland, where he is studying something that requires him to post a lot on social media about real estate. He graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, where he set the school record for least distance run in a single varsity basketball game. In his free time, Jon enjoys the great outdoors, in particular hiking, fishing, or anything that gives him an excuse to wear a bucket hat. He is also involved with the student group Tamid, where he connects undergraduates to innovative Israeli start-ups while also looking good in suits.
Zimi Sloyer is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis studying business something. Zimi grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, but everyone knows that she spent school nights sleeping on the roof of Ramaz, where she went to high school. At Wash U, Zimi is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and currently serves on the Chabad Student Association board. She enjoys following the Yankees, and dreams of one day being the first ever female MLB team GM.
Talia Menche is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis studying psychology. Talia is from New York City, where she graduated from Ramaz. At Wash U, Zimi – I mean Talia – is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and currently serves on the Chabad Student Association board. Talia is legendary for her Spotify playlists, which have been described by many as both “fun” and “chill”.
Alex Ingber is a senior (or junior, nobody’s really sure because he took a gap year in the middle of college) at Colorado State University. He is also a graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Yeshivat Reishit. On campus, Alex is a leader of both the wrestling team (he’s jacked) and the Jewish community, and he is known by all as someone who puts his heart into everything he does. Alex was directly involved in the opening of a Kosher bistro on CSU’s campus, which makes him an expert when it comes to Kosher food in college.
Aaron Graubert is a Senior at Washington University in St. Louis “studying” computer science. (The reason “studying” is in quotes is because this probably just involves him playing video games). Aaron was born and raised a few miles from campus, and he has never left the St. Louis suburb of Clayton, except that one time he walked 12 miles without realizing it while playing Pokemon Go. In addition, Spongebob has a very special place in Aaron’s heart. Next year, Aaron will be doing some compsci job.
Aaron’s Recipes: Mustard chicken
Ellen Lalk is a Senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying chemistry. That being said, it is hard to see how Ellen’s career goals and interests pertain to chemistry. In any event, Ellen will be attending graduate school in some mysterious subfield of chemistry. The resulting grad school visits have caused Ellen to miss a sizable amount of class this semester, but she plays it like a champ. Despite her convoluted academic career, Ellen still finds time to pursue her true passion: collecting anything and everything penguin themed. Of course Ellen has the obvious collectibles, like stuffed animals, pillows, and scented candles, but she also has an ice bucket with penguins on it. Now that’s dedication.
Ellen’s Recipes: Lasagna