I am a practicing dentist in Washington DC and part of a three generation dental practice started by my Paternal grandfather and continued by my father. My grandfather is retired but 98 and still living. I grew up in Maryland and went to the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School, graduates with a BA in History and Spanish from Duke University and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. I am married with four children. My maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors. My grandfather was the only survivor of a immediate family of 12 (only 250 survivors from Tomaszow Mazoviezski’s Jewish population). My grandmother was from Radom, Poland and survived with two sisters (300 survivors from Radom’s 30,000 Jews) Her brother, parents and the rest of her family except one cousin were killed. I currently serve as co-chair of JXJ, a film and music program, theater and Festival out of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center.