I am growing within my Jewish identity. I had neglected this part of my life for years and have finally realized that it is the missing part. While I am currently affiliated with a reform Shul, I tend to be a lot more closely aligned with traditional conservative religious practices. I attend services every Shabbos, mostly at the reform Shul, but when Chabad is having services in my part of town, I attend there.
I love to study, and try to do so a few days each week. I do not speak Hebrew but I am learning it slowly. Very slowly. Some days I feel as if I am trying to hammer marshmallows into cement.
There is a lot of appeal to an observant lifestyle, but a lot of challenges as well. I get great peace from Shabbos, and enjoy spending that time with friends, relaxing, and learning.
I play a mean game of disc golf. By that I mean that I probably hurt a lot of trees as my discs continually fly into them. But it’s fun. I enjoy cooking, reading, karaoke (occasionally, I can be persuaded to dance and always have fun doing that.)
I enjoy the company of small crowds, especially people that I know. An ideal afternoon would be playing cards or backgammon with friends. Sometimes I can be persuaded to lose at chess.
I do not watch TV at home. I have one (that I need to donate) but do not have the desire to turn it on.
I have a wide circle of friends, just not many in the Jewish community. I am not looking for casual dating. I am past that point in my life. I don’t know that the next woman I date will be the one that I marry, but if it is not going to work, than why mess around? It is far kinder just to move on.
I hope that I have done a decent job describing myself. I think that my friends could do a much better job than me, but I don’t really know how to ask them to write a profile for me.