The “Simple” Stuff
Hi! I’m Andrea Grinberg, born as Andrea Esther Herzog, and my Hebrew name is Chana Esther bat Yitzhak/Nadiva. My brother calls me An, my dad calls me Aya and my grandma calls me Andi. You can call me Andrea.
I’m was born and raised in Toronto, Canada… in the city, not the suburbs.
From 2009 until my marriage in 2011, I lived in Jerusalem, Israel. I am a dual citizen in both Canada and Israel because I made aliyah. I have loved ones all over the world and fantasize about all of us living close by, in the one place that I know is my home: Jerusalem.
I’m a observant Jew, and since I didn’t grow up that way so I’d called a “ba’alat teshuva”.
My husband and I met and got married in Jerusalem, and are currently living in Chicago while he completes his master’s degree. He plays the violin. He is my best friend, soul mate, and helps me grow every day.
We have a kitty named Ruti who we rescued from the streets of Jerusalem. She is hilarious.
I play the cello. Quite seriously. If you want to read more about this, see my cello biography.
I truly love techno/trance/dance music. This often gets an eyebrow raise from my classical music friends, but I see the two genres as completely connected.
I’m pretty nerdy. I read a lot and am always up for a good conversation about metaphysics or halacha. I like Star Trek and Star Wars… it’s deep stuff! I’m pretty active and bike to work daily. Whenever I can, I get myself around on my own two feet instead of driving/transit. I also love to run.
I am an environmentalist. I’m told that I smile a lot, which makes me smile. I am left handed and have perfect pitch… which is funny because I also was born with some hearing loss. I really enjoy cooking creatively and I drink a lot of tea.
I initially started this website as a blog, but then realized that I since I have so many interests, I should organize them all into sections… so voila website! I’m curious and really excited to see where this whole thing goes. Thank you for reading!