About Me

I’m Leah Caruso.  Leah Weiss Caruso.
I prefer my margaritas stirred, not shaken.  No salt, freshly squeezed lime juice and Patrón Silver, please.


Clearly, this is not a professional head shot.  I have no idea what I’m holding in my right hand.  Could be a sponge.  This was actually taken during Sukkot by my sister-in-law while standing in her kitchen helping her clean up after a lovely meal in her and my brother’s sukkahIt’s a rather accurate representation of our relationship.  Yo, whassup FONIT.

I’m 44 years old, I have 4 fabulous children, 3 human and 1 canine.  16, 14, 11 and 4 (the dog).  I have a husband Joshua (who will still be referred to as Mr. EK) who is in his 16th year in the rabbinate.  He is 45.  I happen to think he’s the George Clooney of rabbis, although without the Italian villa.  What’s up with that, by the way?  I thought if I married an Italian, I’d get the villa.  You can read more about him here, and the congregation we serve here.

We live in Shaker Heights, Ohio, an inner ring suburb of Cleveland.

I have a duel BA in Judaic Studies and Fine Arts, an MA in Jewish Education, and I have been employed in one way or another since I was 13.  I’ve been an office assistant, camp counselor, song leader, camp maintenance crew, waitress, bartender (where I made the most money per hour I’ve ever made, btw), 3rd grade day school Judaics teacher, Hebrew tutor, bridal consultant and retail associate at Crate & Barrel, retail associate at Williams-Sonoma, Jewish curriculum writer, website designer . . .

Oddly enough, my very first job was in the religious school office of the synagogue we now serve.

This blog is clearly about my life, and my life as a rabbi’s wife.  It will evolve, but it will for sure be totally self-centered and navel-gazing in the spirit of the personal blog world :-)

Through my years of blogging I’ve made some wonderful “internet friends” of the safe and completely wholesome kind.  I’m always happy to add more – introduce yourself!  Follow along! Lurk!  Whatever is comfortable for you.  The only thing that is not acceptable here on TRR is lashon hara or nastiness of any kind.  I welcome healthy and respectful discussion, dialogue, and disagreement.  Comments from haters and trolls, however, will be deleted immediately and any future communications marked as spam.

My old blog  is closed and archived posts are inaccessible, but periodically I will repost items if they are relevant to a current discussion thread, or if I am brain dead and can’t come up with new stuff, or, let’s face it, if it’s Pesach [insert Jewish holiday here] and I need to be making brisket, not blabbering.

Whew!  So, you know, that’s me.

12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Leah,

    I work for Behrman House publishers. I’d like to be able to email you about a parenting book that is coming soon, that I think you’d really enjoy. Can you please let me know your email?

    Jess Gurtman

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