Synagogue: My most recent affiliation was Celebrating Jewish Life
Work: Gino’s Jewelers
About me: I am a hopeless romantic. Kind, thoughtful and funny. I love football, dogs and pizza. I like to believe that chivalry is still alive. I enjoy music, travel and outdoor activities.
Favorite place for dinner: Il Rione, Little Italy and Crumb & Spigot
Favorite place for drinks: Momocho, the patio at Cru Uncorked or one of our local wineries
Qualities I’m looking for in a partner: Someone who has a sense of humor, and is kind and considerate. Loves dogs, enjoys music and Big 10 football. Not afraid to hold your hand.
Turnoffs or deal breakers: Cats! Dishonesty.
Kosher or non-kosher dating habits: Not kosher
Celebrity crush: Brett Goldstein (as Roy Kent in “Ted Lasso”), Tony Bennett
Songs I belt in the car: “Boogie Shoes” and “Respect”
Favorite Jewish holiday: Passover because my friends and family make mandel bread for everyone we know.
Hidden talent: Cooking my bubbe’s recipes
Favorite bat mitzvah memory: (Not mine but) at my daughter’s bat mitzvah, she got up on stage with the band A-to-Z and started singing a Beyoncé song “Single Ladies,” and got the party started.
Favorite part of Jewish Cleveland: It is a close-knit, wonderful community where you always feel welcomed. It’s home to me.
To connect with me, the best way is… I prefer a phone call, so I can hear your voice.
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Photography: Casey Rearick / Casey Rearick Photo
Fashion: Jessica Simon
Hair and Makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio