Twenty Men walk the streets of Har Nof, Jerusalem. There are no cars on the road, there is only laughter and genuine joy about life. This Shabbos in Jerusalem was extra meaningful. My Rabbi Jack and his sister and my close friend, Sarah, had suddenly lost their mother weeks before this highly anticipated trip and thus everything about this trip would be dedicated to her memory. Ten days in the holy land to focus on building ourselves up. I could have gone to Cabo and drank on a beach, I could have gone snowboarding in Tahoe - I chose Jerusalem. I chose to work on myself, devoutly interested in “Mussar.” Memorable, meaningful, spiritual - 2017 ended with passion and divine inspiration, diametrically opposed to how it began. 2018 though, buckle up!Read More
Years In Review
Ever since I was 25, I started writing in-depth, honest and approachable reviews of the year prior. It has become a ritual of mine every December to write a review of the year and give tribute to those individuals that inspired me, trips and adventures that I’ve taken, acknowledge and appreciate the change around me and give mention to the things that have stayed constant. These posts reflect my yearly tombstone of the year and give credence to the things that make me who I am.
A rowdy group of 80 Great Neck New Yorkers between the age of 21–30 getting kicked out of a Vermont hotel on New Years Eve. A bus driving through a blizzard en route to the Berkshires to find shelter. A countdown for the new year with everyone dressed in pajamas and partying in the dining room of a random hotel in North Adams, Massachussets. That’s how I spent my New Years, leading a private group on a Sourced Adventures trip. Two days later, at my primary job, our company, Floored, was acquired by the largest real estate firm in the world! How’d your 2017 start???Read More
From the moment we popped the bottle of champagne at the Smith for New Years, I knew 2016 was going to be the most profound year of my life. I’d worked on my transcendental thought processes for the later half of 2015 and spent 6 months diving head first into the mindfulness practice of meditation. I had set ambitious goals for myself in 2016 with the overarching message to be The Best Version of Myself.Read More