Meet Jewish Person of the Week – Robin Richman
Let’s Meet Jewish Person Of The Week – Robin Richman
Where did you grow up?
What did you do Jewish growing up?
I come from a very traditional family background. I went to Jewish day school all my life. Hillel Torah for elementary school and Ida Crown for highschool
What do you do now?
I’m still fairly traditional. I keep kosher (to my own rules) and observe most of the Holidays. I am more about the traditions as I think that’s what has kept the Jewish people alive.
Where did you go to school?
What do you do for work?
I own an adventure travel company -with Jewish singles as one of my largest divisions. I also organize corporate retreats and trips, custom trips and organizational getaways.
What have you done throughout your career?
I started in public relations and marketing in Boston, where all my friends were very outdoorsy and adventurous. When I moved back to Chicago, I couldn’t find anyone to play with. So I (and two others) started organizing small events like a weekend bike camping trip or cross country ski trip, and people kept showing up. I was always a traveler and when I would come back from a trip, people would say that they wanted to join me next time I went.. so I started putting larger, more exotic trips together and we have a blast.
What is your favorite thing about traveling?
Meeting people with different backgrounds, traditions, foods, beliefs. And then finding the similarities. But ultimately, I love finding unique places and activities about a destination and creating a special experience for my trip participants.
What do you do for fun/to relax?
I love to hike, bike and cross country ski, but when I can’t, I head to the gym. I love a challenging work out. I also love to gather with a bottle of wine, girlfriends and a fireplace.
What is your favorite Jewish Chicago Event?
The Israeli Film Festival!
What is your favorite way to spend Shabbat?
I love making Shabbat dinner and having people over.
Top three things on your Chicago bucket list?
- Learn how to stand up paddle in Lake Michigan
- Get a group together for drinks in one of those heated clear domes
- Get to all the recently opened restaurants in the city.
Tell us more about exciting travel opportunities coming up in 2020?!
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When the tribe gathers… I love introducing people to one another and finding the common thread among us.