The Featured Paddler of the Week is Rabbi Robin Youngstein
Occupation: Rabbi, Misikew Synagogue
Favorite Song: "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf
Favorite Movie: Easy Rider
Hobbies: kosher barbecueing, baseball, winemaking, motorcycles
Personal Hero Figures: Eddie Aikau from Hawai'i, Bruce Lee, Stephen Hawking
Favorite quote: ""Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature." -- Tom Robbins
|Robin is the coolest
Rabbi you will ever meet. And just like any great joke you've ever
heard, you have to see Robin and Father Jed when they're paddling
together! The jokes and the affectionate rivalry has us all in
stitches during practices!
Rabbi joined the club when he twisted his ankle playing baseball in 1998. Searching for a sport that wouldn't strain his injury, he heard about dragon boating, and tried out for the TELUS team. He became one of the regular TELUS paddlers, until one day the River Rats paddled by with our martinis in hand, and he immediately defected to our crew!
To this day, Robin has been one of regular steersmen and paddlers, and our second-best martini maker.
We asked Rabbi Robin why paddling is such a passion for him now, to which he replied,
Rabbi Robin is now traveling through Orlando and other parts of Florida on a spiritual pilgrimage. Something about seeing Disneyworld in all its kosher splendor.
You're the best, Robin! It's good to have you paddling with us!
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