Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and moved to Israel for a
Masa grant - I love it here and am exploring Aliyah
I'm a mix of a lot of things...I like getting dressed up, but I
also love camping/hiking (did a Mud Run that was a blast)...I
appreciate nice hotels/spas, but also have loved backpacking in
developing countries with almost nothing...I recently returned from
a five month trip (and seven countries) through South America by
myself where I stayed in hostels and met tons of interesting people
from all over the world. Seeing how Israelis take care of each
other abroad was really inspiring, and I was lucky to have been
taken in by Israelis when I was really sick in Bolivia.
I was raised in a very reform family, with little exposure to
Judaism. I went to study abroad in Thailand because I was
interested in Buddhism in college, and met Israelis for the first
time who convinced me to come on Birthright (so basically Thailand
turned me into a legit Jew, ha!) I had a life changing moment 8
years ago on Birthright, and have been learning about Judaism and
incorporating more and more into my life.
What I’m doing with my life
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I worked in clean energy/real estate for 7 years in San Francisco
and now am on a Masa grant here.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
telling jokes that only crack me up
The first things people usually notice about me
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- My bubbly/vibrant/high energy personality
- I'm frequently told I look like Natalie Portman by strangers on
the street (note, this is almost always followed up w/: where she
played the crazy lady, what was that movie called again...oh right,
Garden State!) - Never clear if that's meant as a compliment!
- I laugh/smile/crack myself up a lot
- I love "shooting the shit"
- My self awareness and interest in continuously improving
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I kind of have a thing for professional/personal growth books and
autobiographies. I recently finished Cheryl Sandberg's book Lean
Daily Show, Colbert Report, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother,
Thai food, thai food, thai.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) My family and close friends
2) The forest/beach
3) My tennis racket
4) My yoga pants, ha
5) Butternut squash/Pumpkin Thai curry (I lived in Thailand for 6
6) Awkward moments (preferably for others!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- What if the hokey pokey really IS what it's all about?!
- How can I make a positive impact
- How awesome this world is
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Shabbat services and dinner, I am trying to observe Shabbat (in my
own way that's not very traditional, more of a technology free
I am open minded to being with someone more observant and/or
someone not observant but open minded & committed to self
improvement in their own way.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am the .01% of people who apparently is highly allergic to bed
bugs. Thank you Bolivia.
You should message me if
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1) Funny/witty/appreciate sarcasm
3) If you wrote "Like Cats," you really only like cats who act like
4) Very active/athletic- hiking, tennis is a plus :)
5) Love traveling (I've backpacked in Europe/SE Asia/South
7) A glass half full kind of person
8) Are making a positive impact on the world in your own way. You
have an agenda beyond yourself.
9) Think an ambitious, career-driven woman is hot
10) You are not emotionally constipated/you appreciate direct
communication (coming from Silicon Valley, this is particularly
relevant for me and my California friends).
11) You are not high maintenance and don't sweat the little stuff.
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