Interests & Activities

Photography | Running/Cycling | Singing

I have long enjoyed photography as a hobby. You can click on the thumbnails below to see some examples.

I began running and cycling in the spring of 2008 as part of my efforts to lose weight and improve my health. These efforts proved successful and I kept at it with both the running and cycling for a number of years; I’m hoping to pick it up again in the near term. I was a member of the NY Road Runners for several years and participated in many of their races. I ran the 2008 Philadelphia Marathon and the 2010 ING NYC Marathon. In July 2012, I completed the 2012 Aquaphor NYC Triathlon (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run), my first (and only) triathlon.

I participated in the Hazon New York Jewish Environmental Bike Rides in 2008-2011. I have also led and participated in training rides for these events, taking me all over the NYC area. The NY Ride is a fundraiser to support Hazon’s programs and grants to further environmental and positive food policy education and action. To support Hazon, please click here.

I have been singing in Jewish a cappella groups since my freshman year at Princeton University. After my four years in Koleinu, I joined the Shabbatones while I was a law student at the University of Pennsylvania. I can be heard on the Shabbatones’ first two albums, Restless and Challah Back, and I helped out with the album art for those and for the group’s third album, From Philly with Love.  In December 2011, the Shabbatones celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary with a weekend that brought 25 alumni back to Philadelphia to reconnect and sing with the current group. After a few years away from Jewish a cappella, I joined Tizmoret, Queens College’s group, and sang with them for 18 months, and one album: Sounds in My Head.  I’ll be participating in Tizmoret’s upcoming anniversary alumni album and concert.  Until recently, I sang with Avir, a group based on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, composed mostly of alumni of various college groups.