Date and place of Birth July 7, 1957, Montreal, Canada
Current Residence: Toronto, Canada
Family Status: single (never married), without children
Religious Practice: Orthodox (machmir), black hat
Religious Background: from a non-observant family (Kohen)
Consider relocation? Yes
Wishing to make aliyah to Israel? Maybe
Jewish Education: reading, lectures
Secular Education: McGill University, Montreal, Canada, B. Com Finance, 1983
Political Beliefs: Conservative
Occupation: Portfolio Manager/Investment Advisor
Hobbies and Interests: Politics, writing, computers, skiing, science, and, most of all: YOU.
Physical Attributes: 6'1" with remnants of a formerly athletic build.
Beneath the shell of a pragmatist beats the heart of an adventurer, a humorist, at times a visionary, but, by any measure, one who views the world through the prism of his spirituality.
In 1997 Judaism beckoned me. I approached with the intent of absorbing its wisdom; instead, it absorbed me. It inculcated in me the notion that the greatest act of wisdom is to seek more of it, an idea made manifest by my participation in Torah learning, discussion, and a commitment to its values.
But latent within me has always been the belief that the path of life is too wondrous to be walked alone. I waited long and (almost) patiently for my beshert; only someone exceptional will have made the wait worthwhile.
What I seek:
If you have principle, I have interest.
If you lack either a sense of humor or the appreciation of one, read no further.
I believe that the commonality of particular interests, while important, is nevertheless subordinate to the commonality of values. I'm hoping to connect with someone equally content to spend a quiet evening at home than to spend it in the company of friends or a night on the town.
You should anticipate the Sabbath and the festivals, and should enjoy having guests at the table and being a guest at the table of others.