Rabbi Eitan Webb is a Jewish Chaplain and the Director of the Chabad House at the University. In addition to being a major contributor to Princeton Jewish Life, Rabbi Webb is a father of six children.
In our fourth installment of Tiger Tots, The Daily Princetonian interviewed four of Rabbi Webb’s children: Yisroel, Sarale, Yosef and Shua (who joined us later in the interview). They discussed school’s merits, trips to Israel, and advice for the Princeton community.
The Daily Princetonian: How many siblings do you have in your family?
Yosef: Six of us! Five siblings.
Yisroel: Five boys and one girl!
DP: How old are you guys?
DP: Who’s the oldest, who’s the youngest?
Sarale: Second oldest.
Sarale: (pointing to Yisroel) Second to youngest.
DP: Are you guys all in school?
All say yes.
DP: What grade are you in?
DP: How are you liking school?
Yisroel: Well, I just started. It’s my first time. [It’s] good!
Sarale: It’s great, yeah.
Yosef: (smiles) Yep!
DP: What’s your favorite thing that you’re learning?
DP: What’s your favorite class?
Yosef: I only have Judaic Studies. [realizing he can only have one favorite class if he’s only taking one, he says] Judaic Studies.
DP: Do you have any extracurriculars?
Yisroel: Contest. Starting fourth grade through eighth, there’s like five tests. The fifth is a final test. If you get through all of the five tests you get to go on a trip. The tests are all on 613 units.
Sarale: I’m actually in charge of a play this year!
Yosef: I don’t have any.
Yisroel (randomly): Oh! There’s Shua!
Shua, another one of Rabbi Webb’s children, comes to join us for our interview. Yisroel insists I ask Shua all the questions I asked the others before.
DP: What grade are you in?
DP: What’s your favorite subject in school?
Yisroel erupts in laughter.
DP: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Shua: Um, to have fun.
Sarale: To read.
Yosef: I like reading.Yeah, reading, why not?
DP: Do you have any favorite books?
Yisroel: Roald Dahl.
DP: What’s your favorite book by Roald Dahl?
Yisroel: Mr. Wonka.
Shua, Sarale, and Yosef do not have a favorite book or movie.
DP: What’s your favorite thing to do with your siblings?
Rabbi Webb: [You like to] play together, travel together, go to Israel together.
Yisroel: I went there three times! Yes I did!
Sarale: No you didn’t.
Yosef: Was one of them in mommy’s tummy?
Yisroel nods his head, smiling.
DP: Do you have a favorite thing you like to do with your siblings?
Sarale: Yeah, we like to go on trips. We went to Florida.
Yisroel: We went to Israel as a family including both grandparents for my Bar Mitzvah.
DP: Do you have anything to tell the Princeton Community?
DP: Any advice for Princeton students?
Shua: Work hard.
Sarale: You’ve got this, pull through.
Yosef: Have fun!