| Bryna Greenberg is a student at Stern College for Women, an Advisor for New York Yachad and a Counselor at Yachad Getaway.
Bryna: Bryna was interviewed yesterday on my visit to Getaway. Before we even started she began: Oh my gosh, this is a live interview?! I can't believe this is even happening!
I know all your tricks, you just add in those comments which make it sound more real, like - oh no, are you literally typing this right now as I'm saying it?!
No, get rid of it! Ok, let's just start.
Avi Feder: What was your introduction to Yachad?
Bryna Greenberg: When I was growing up I used to see the Shabbatons taking place in the communities around me and I would peek in but I never got involved. Then in Israel all my friends - especially all the best ones - were all doing Yachad. They were great people and they told me to join them in applying to Yachad Getaway for camp that summer. I did and staffed Getaway in the summer between Shana Alef and Shana Bet, and it was the best. I did Shabbatons in the year following, loved it, and am now back at Getaway again. Its like Yachad's hidden secret.
Avi: So what have you done with Yachad Summer?
Bryna: Getaway this year and last.
Avi: What is your favorite part of Getaway?
Bryna: Oh my gosh, such a hard question. So many good things.
She then leaned back in her chair and kept repeating this over and over again. She leaned forward and saw I was writing this and said :You're making me look like a crazy person!
The downtime in between in the programming is so nice. Whether I'm just chilling on the porch, in between activities / meals or hanging out at snack time, I find that whoever I get to sit next to and talk with is so interesting. Each person is so different. Really getting to know our members is so enriching.
Avi: What is your favorite Shabbos food?
Bryna: Does Oneg Candy Count?
Avi: What is your favorite Yachad swag item?
Bryna: The new sick Yachad Advisor hat which you brought up today!
Avi: What’s something we wouldn’t have known but is a hidden talent of yours?
Bryna: I have really good taste in Crocs. I currently own platform rainbow Crocs.
Avi: Can you tell us about your personal highlight of Yachad involvement?
Bryna: I loved Family Shabbaton. I was blown away. It was one of the most incredible experiences. Seeing Family Shabbaton, I was able to understand how much Yachad impacts the entire community and how many people support it & are a part of it. It was just the coolest thing.
Avi: Before we’re done, what’s one fun fact about you?
Bryna: Ohhhhh. I have a few.
1. My biggest fear is spaghetti.
2. My favorite color is pink, but I can't wear it b/c it clashes with my hair.
3. I recently found out that pickle juice is so good.
4. I also have a fun fact which is not about me. (Editors note: I was gonna disqualify it, but I allowed it cuz it blew my mind and ruined one of my favorite snacks). Baby carrots are just regular carrots shaved down in a factory.
(Editors note: As I was reeling back in disbelief over this, Bryna went back to talk more about how pickle juice is just the essence of a pickle ... She was explaining how you get the best part of it in a compact version, but the interview ended as the other staff were reveling in the fun of Bryna for going through with this interview in person.
Warning folks - you're next! :-)