Sam Wainer

Sam wears a Gimo’s washed black suede bomber jacket with zip-out hoodie, Eton white and blue paisley/floral print shirt, and PAIGE black shadow ultra-stretch jeans, all from J3 Clothing Company in Moreland Hills. Alpine sneakers by Merrell are his own.

Age: 43

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

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