Ambassador Profile: Yosef Kirschner

Jun 13, 2019

Yosef is a born and bred Cincinnatian and after spending his high-school years in Chicago and studying in Israel during a pre-college gap year, he returned home to get a degree in Biomedical Engineering from UC.  Yosef now works at a medical device startup company designing a novel heart-scanner.  When he isn’t tinkering at a makerspace, Yosef can be found indulging in Cincinnati’s vibrant arts scene with his wife, hiking on the edge of thousand-foot cliffs (without his wife!), exploring local parks, or soaking up the sights and sounds of Cincinnati on his bike. He is also an avid FC Cincinnati supporter and enjoys sampling Cincinnati’s many unique breweries on gameday.  Yosef is involved in a number of local synagogue and young professional organizations.

Where did you grow up?

Right here in Cincinnati!

What does community mean to you?

Community means working together to accomplish something greater than myself with a group of people who possess diverse strengths and backgrounds and being there for each other when support is needed.

How do you “do Jewish?”

I “do Jewish” by spending Shabbat with friends and family, getting involved in a number of local synagogues and Jewish organizations, and frequently visiting Israel.

It’s a hot summer day, what’s your drink of choice.

I’ll take a delicious Mai Tai any day!

What do you do for work?

I’m a medical device designer and I’ve worked on a number of cool projects including 3-D printed prosthetics, surgical instrumentation, spinal implants, and a novel heart-scanner.

Favorite Jewish holiday? Why?

Sukkot because I love spending time outdoors with my folks.

Travel bucket list.

The list is too long…basically anywhere with beautiful landscapes, interesting people, and delicious food.

The world could a few more...

Cheap airlines

Best concert you’ve been to.

 Postmodern Jukebox at the Taft Theater

Favorite season, and why.

I love the outdoors so I have to go with summer.

Favorite Jewish Food

My mother’s brisket, of course!

Interesting hobby that you have that most people wouldn’t know about you.

I’ve been playing the violin since I was three years old.

When the tribe gathers…

The food matters!

 


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