Meet Samara - and Stand with Israel Event! - Westport Moms

How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? My son Crosby is 3 and my daughter Sadie Mae is 1. We have lived in Westport for 2 years.

How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? I have always been deeply connected to Israel, but that connection strengthened during my college study abroad experience living in Tel Aviv and it was only natural that I chose a career path supporting the work of Jewish Non-Profit organizations. When The Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) was hiring for a Director of Westchester and Southern CT shortly after my move to the area, it felt truly meant to be.

The attack and aftermath of October 7th put our work at JNF into overdrive as we’ve been doing all we can to aid humanitarian needs on-the-ground (while also strategizing for the future). The incredible support from our Westport community during these difficult times has been heartening and a wonderful testament to the amazing people who live here.

She is hopeful people will continue attending the “All in for Israel: Casino Night” on Thursday, January 18th in Fairfield to support the Jewish National Fund! (see below for more info!)

What is the best show you have recently (binge) watched? Lincoln Lawyer and Big Little Lies

What are two things still on your bucket list? Hiking Machu Pichu and going to the Winter Olympics!

What is one food you could not live without? I am always up for sushi!

What is one product you could not live without? I’m nuts about sunscreen!

Which talent would you most like to have? I’d love to be musically talented – singing!

What’s a cause or purpose you deeply believe in? Obviously supporting Israel 😊

What is your favorite family tradition? Spending summers upstate in the finger lakes. My family has a cottage up there, and it’s the perfect way to hit the reset button.

Which living person do you most admire? My grandfather. He is 93 years old, the patriarch of our family. A man who has seen it all and lives every day to the fullest.

What is your greatest extravagance? My husband I and love to travel.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I was an avid ski racer back in the day.

If you weren’t doing what you are today, what might your career path might have been? I studied psychology and wanted to become a school psychologist.

If you could travel to one place this next year, where would it be and why? I have been wanting to go to Greece. The beaches, wine and food.

Are you a morning person, or a night owl? How does sleep fit into your life? I am a morning person. With 2 kids under 4 there’s not many late nights out, but lots of morning coffee!

What thing has surprised you most about being in the suburbs? Aside from a knack for tennis I didn’t know I had, I’m pleasantly surprised at how social this town is, always something to do!

What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after a long day? Hug and kiss my kids, then maybe a glass of wine.

At a movie: Candy or Popcorn? Popcorn
Cook or order in? Order in
Cake or Ice Cream? Ice Cream
Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee? Iced Coffee
Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Full
Sauce on the Side or Sauce on Top?
Crunchy or Smooth Peanut Butter?
Guacamole or Salsa?
Attend a Party or Host a Party?
Call a friend or text a friend?
Vacation or staycation?
Wine or a Cocktail (if cocktail, which one?)
Cocktail – paloma
Reading or writing? writing
Before bed: Social media or book/TV? Social media
Watch or play sports? play
Stay in or go out? Stay in
Comedy or Drama? Drama

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