The Four Questions – Gavriel Matt

“Button, button, whose got the button?” “The Four Questions” passes to:


Gavriel, a 1st Generation NHBZ member from Berkeley, CA has deeply rooted connections to our synagogue: he married Sarah Beth (nee Waxman), a 3rd Generation member. Gavriel serves on the Board of Directors and is a Research Scientist for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He is the very proud father of two boys, Asher & Rafi, and he and Sarah Beth are expecting their third child in May.

The Questions:

1. Who is your favorite Torah personality and why?

A: I have always liked Joshua (Yehoshua). He was one of the spies who scouted the land of Israel and was one of the few who encouraged the Israelites to enter and fight for the land. At the end of the Torah, he took over the all-important role of leading our people into Israel. Joshua was such a key figure in the history and success of the Jewish people.

2. What is your favorite snack food?

A: Energy bars or pretzels.

3. Three words that best describe you?

A: Hard-working, goofy, and laid-back.

4. What inspires you?

A: Building a strong and loving family, advancing in my career, and living a Jewish life.

Thanks, Gavriel! What insightful answers. Let’s see who you introduce us to next week!

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