What does being a member of the Jewish community mean to you
Keeping traditions alive, eating awesome food and teaching inquiring minds about Jewish life and culture.
What Jewish organizations are you involved with?
I was very active in Hillel at Miami University, where I attended college. Currently, I’m involved with Atid at B’nai Jeshurun.
Why do you stay involved in the Jewish community?
Meet new friends and people with similar values and interests.
How do your friends and family shape your Jewish involvement?
I was involved in BBYO in high school with encouragement from my mom and my friends. I also worked at Park Synagogue for six years while in middle and high school. While in college I knew I wanted to do Hillel to meet other Jewish people, and I met some of my best friends there.
What non-Jewish organizations are you involved with and why?
I help out at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park. I wrote a novel, "Out of Left Field," which was about the 1913 Cleveland Naps at League Park. I love baseball history and the Baseball Heritage Museum mixes that along with minority players (i.e. Roberto Clemente and Larry Doby) and how they helped to shape the game.
Why is CJN Tomorrow important and what do you hope to accomplish through it?
CJN Tomorrow helps to get young people involved in the media and give their perspective on events. As someone who likes the print media, I would like to pay more attention to current events instead of just paying attention to the arts and sports sections. CJN Tomorrow will help me become a more informed reader of the news.
What do you like about the Cleveland Jewish News?
I like how it pays attention to local events and community members, while still focusing on national and international news.
What is your favorite activity to do in Cleveland?
I love University Circle and the food/culture scene there. I also love East 4th Street and supporting the Tribe at Progressive Field.
What is your favorite Jewish tradition?
I really love when my whole family gets together and eats traditional meals like on Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah.
What is your favorite Israel moment?
When Israel won a gold medal the 2004 Athens Olympics.
What is your favorite Jewish holiday and why?
Chanukah. I’m still a kid at heart and love giving and receiving presents.
What is your favorite Jewish food?
Were you involved in a Jewish youth organization?
I was in BBYO in high school and in Hillel during college.