Oy Bay correction: Anne Wojcicki is a Nice Jewish Girl!
Posted by Oyster on May 24, 2007
Provoked by a johnny-come-lately story from TM at Jewlicious covering the Jewgle marriage [Merc], I decided to needle him about the fact that Oy Bay got there first. But in doing some additional background searching, I realized that I had incorrectly called Anne Wojcicki “a shiksa”. Oh, how wrong I am! Anne, if you are reading this, I sincerely apologize. You see, kind readers, not only is Anne a Jewlicious member-of-the-tribe, but she’s on the board of fricken’ REBOOT!
Pardon me as I extract my foot out of my mouth…
Anne Wojcicki Anne Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe in 2006 to enable individuals to get access to their genetic information. Prior to starting 23andMe, Anne spent 10 years investing in healthcare companies. She graduated with a BS in Biology from Yale and did molecular biology research at the National Institute of Health, Weizmann Institute, and UC San Diego.
That’s ’23’ as in chromosomes. And that’s fricken’ Weizmann Institute, in Rekhovot, Israel! Would it be a stretch to conjecture that fair Anne is also a Zionist?
Looks like that of all sources, that bastion of quality Jewish blogging, SomethingJewish got it right.
I was at the REBOOT / Hub Dawn event on Erev Shavu’ot (pics & story soonish), and I didn’t see no sight of the cute couple. Probably not worth to skip their honeymoon for silly little Shavuot, no? I’m sure they dined on thousand-dollar slices of cheesecake as they contemplated the receiving of the Torah at… hey, didn’t I see you at Sinai??
Now if only we could get nice Jewish folks like Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki to be involved in local Jewish activities. Wanna join us next time for Silicon Valley Connect? We’ve even conveniently relocated over to Mountain View; within WiFi range of the GooglePlex. Wait, you have a Koogle complex?
Mazal tov u’mazal tov to the Jewish bride and groom. 🙂