Hometown: Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood
Synagogue: Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Work: Chief revenue officer at Horizons Incorporated
About me… I’m patient, persistent, heartful and outdoorsy. Born and raised in Cleveland, I’ve lived in Boston, New York, California and Australia. Kiteboarding, backcountry skiing, camping and running are my passions, and I like to use those activities to experience other countries and cultures.
My favorite place for dinner… Banana Blossom in Cleveland’s Hingetown
My favorite place for a drink… Crooked Pecker Brewing Company in Chagrin Falls
Qualities I’m looking for in a mate… Kindness. Empathy. Drive. Independence. Adventurous. Outdoorsy.
My turnoffs or deal breakers… I’m allergic to cats and vanity.
My bubbe would describe me to a prospective mate… Kind and dependable with soft skin
“Kosher” or “non-kosher” dating habits… Not kosher
Song I belt out in the car when no one else can hear… Any Grateful Dead song … or EDM
My hidden talent… Kiteboarding on Lake Erie in the middle of winter
At a Jewish wedding, you’d find me… Hora, bar, bed
My favorite Jewish holiday… Chanukah, for obvious reasons
My favorite part of Jewish Cleveland… I really enjoy the Fairmount Temple Young Professionals’ Jew Year’s Eve at Patterson Fruit Farm. Rabbi Joshua Caruso leads a short service and we have a bonfire.
My favorite bar mitzvah memory… At the Sam-Sational Celebration? The whole day was memorable.
If someone wants to connect with me, the best way is… Instagram @sam.wainer or Strava
Photography: Casey Rearick / Casey Rearick Photo
Fashion: Sydney Emerman
Hair & Makeup: Ramona Dauksa Studio