What I’m doing with my life
I'm a social worker and enjoy helping my clients work towards
reaching their goals. I like to keep busy and when I'm not working,
I am usually either taking a class to learn a new skill (like
Yiddish or improvisation, or sometimes even something social work
related), running in central park, hanging out with friends or
finding a fun city/cultural event (I recently went to a punning
competition called the Punderdome 3000 and it was fantastic).
I’m really good at
Asking the tough questions and listening, giving advice to friends,
delivering sarcastic jokes, and knowing the words to too many
different songs (if that's possible...)
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
One of my favorite authors is Peter Hessler. He was the China
correspondent for The New Yorker magazine for a while and he wrote
some incredible books on Chinese culture, with Oracle Bones being
Some other books I love are The Shadow of The Wind (Carlos Ruiz
Zafón), The Count of Monte Cristo, most things by David Ives, Pride
& Prejudice, and Obasan (Joy Kogawa).
I also really like The New Yorker and am especially a fan of their
I love music! I have a soft spot for 90s music but mainly listen to
alternative/indie stuff now like Stars, Ben Howard, Alt-J, The
Helio Sequence, Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Social Scene. I also
love Jazz, Classical, and Folk music. I recently learned about the
radio stations WFUV and The Alternate Side and like just about
everything they play.
I have been a vegetarian since age 11 but recently came out of my
vegetarian closet and have started eating meat again. I had my
first hot dog a couple of months ago and it was so delicious! There
is no going back for me :)
The six things I could never do without
Sense of humor (laughter/sarcasm)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Living in the moment
On a typical Friday night I am
Observing Shabbat and spending time with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I secretly (or I guess, now, not so secretly) want to be a
professional stand up comedian or a writer on The Colbert Report.
You should message me if
you are Jewish, ambitious, have a great sense of humor, have an
adventurous side and also a serious side.