Charna's Favorites

Born and raised in Cleveland, Charna is extremely proud of her hometown and its many civic treasures, including its world-class museums, orchestra, art galleries, live theater venues, and culinary tastes and destinations.

Her personal passions and interests include:

  • Spending time with family, including her two children: a strategic analyst in Cleveland, and a masters candidate in Baltimore.
  • Power walking – 4 to 8 miles a day
  • On the Rise, a quaint neighborhood bakery on Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with a yummy sticky bun she considers the “best carbohydrate I have found anywhere in the world!”
  • The Park Synagogue, designed by Erich Mendelsohn and led by her favorite Rabbi, Joshua Hoffer Skoff
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Cleveland, designed by I. M. Pei
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Severance Hall , the home of the Cleveland Orchestra, all in Cleveland’s University Circle area
  • Touring world class contemporary art collections at the Cleveland Clinic and Progressive Insurance
  • Taking art classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Live theater – in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, and more experimental work at Cleveland Public Theater
  • Re-reading the classics in the Books that Change the World series at Notre Dame College
  • Her favorite Cleveland chefs: including Doug Katz of Fire at Shaker Square, and Jonathan Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern on Cleveland’s new downtown “food street.”
  • Lilly’s of Tremont, a talented and unique chocolatier located in Cleveland’s historic-turned-trendy Tremont neighborhood
  • Humor, especially email “news” from Shaker Heights native and college classmate Andy Borowitz who authors The Borowitz Report in The New Yorker
  • The school she attended, Laurel School, a nationally recognized, college preparatory, independent day school for girls, kindergarten through grade 12, located in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Playing paddle tennis on Cleveland’s coldest winter days.
  • Fashion, especially sharp shoes and Cleveland’s Project Runway designer, Valerie Mayen
  • Coming home after traveling to her other favorite cities - the Big Apple, the Windy City and her other “homeland” of Israel

Some of Charna’s Miami favorites include:

  • Spending time at her other “Sherman Shores” in Key Biscayne, FL
  • Attending Art Basel Miami
  • Visiting the new Perez Museum, designed by Herzog and de Meuron
  • Attending the Miami Open
  • Hitting South Beach, and visiting her Great Uncle’s hotel: The Clevelander!
  • Walking the beach of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
  • Strolling Lincoln Mall
  • Dinner beachside at the Ritz Cantina
  • Visiting her friend, Jesse Brody’s, contemporary furniture store: Circle Art
  • Having dreamy drinks on the rooftop of Juvia
  • Eating at her favorite homemade pasta joint: Via Emilia 9
  • Shabbos dinners with her Florida cousins
  • Touring Art Deco icons, including the Fontainebleau