Synagogue: Park Synagogue and Chabad
Work: Associate veterinarian at Avon Lake Animal Clinic
About me… I’m driven by an innate curiosity, a deep loyalty to my people and a strong desire for adventure. I strive to live a beautiful life. I’m full of passion for many and varied things and have a hard time narrowing my interests – animals in all shapes and sizes, fine dining and cooking projects, playing hockey, the Cleveland Browns, music of all genres and producing my own beats, exploring the great outdoors, audiobooks, learning new things, video games and more. I’m always looking to expand my horizons. I pride myself on my wit, authenticity and chivalry.
My favorite place for dinner… Lotus Thai House in Parma
My favorite place for a drink… Quintana’s Speakeasy in Cleveland Heights
Qualities I’m looking for in a mate… Someone who can be my best friend, someone who appreciates romance and can fill a room with their laughter. I hope they are multifaceted, adventurous and always true to themselves. Bonus points if you are kind to all animals and don’t mind a bit of pet hair.
My turnoffs or deal breakers… It’s a turnoff if you lack ambition, if you can’t think about others outside of your own experience, and if you neglect your health and well-being.
“Kosher” or “non-kosher” dating habits… Not kosher
My celebrity crush… I have a bit of a bro crush on Ryan Reynolds. He seems like a cool hang with a comparable sense of humor to me.
My dating horror story… I’ve been on some bad dates but fortunately have avoided story-worthy horrors.
My hidden talent… I play the guitar, viola and dabble at a few more instruments.
Song I belt out in the car when no one else can hear… “Seven Bridges Road” by The Eagles
My favorite Jewish holiday… Definitely Shabbos, especially after my experience at The Ohio State University where I attended Chabad with some regularity. It’s hard to beat being surrounded by good friends, good food and an opportunity to relax and step out of time.
At a Jewish wedding, you’d find me… Dancing with a glass of bourbon in hand.
My last trip to Israel... I went on the classic Birthright trip between undergrad and vet school.
My favorite bar mitzvah memory… For my hockey-themed bar mitzvah, my family made our own team and custom jerseys to wear. There was even an ice rink at the venue for everyone to go skating together.
My favorite part of Jewish Cleveland… There is a strong sense of community here. Having grown up in Beachwood, there is a big comfort in returning to familiar names and faces.
If someone wants to connect with me, the best way is… I’m not one to do much social media, however if you private message me via Facebook, I will get back to you.
Photography: Casey Rearick / Casey Rearick Photo
Fashion: Sydney Emerman
Hair & Makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio