Who the Folk?! Max Leibowitz

Welcome to “Who the Folk?!” Every week on Monday we feature a new member of the community as our “Person of the Week.” Last week week we got to know Dana Prottas. This week meet Max Leibowitz! Know someone we should feature? Nominate them by sending an email to [email protected]

TC Jewfolk: Are you from the Twin Cities? 

Max: No. I grew up in New York City, but immigrated to Minnesota to attend Carleton College.

TCJ: Hey! You’re TC Jewfolk’s new Arts & Culture columnist (made possible by our grant from Natan/NEXT). We’re excited to have you on board! What are you most looking forward to?

Max: I’m looking forward to bringing my voice to this community! And being able to do it through the amazing Arts and Culture of Minneapolis? Yes, please!

TCJ: You also work at the Uptown Apple Store. Are you an Apple junkie?

Max: It’s really, really hard not to be when you’re around the stuff all day. Apple makes amazing products, but the magic is seeing how people use them, and how it enriches lives. We get to be the ambassadors for the best brand in the world, and I’m proud of it.

TCJ: Are you involved in any other TC organizations?

Max: Not officially, but I consider myself an active resident of the Twin Cities. I like to stay on top of what’s going on, exploring new parts of the Cities, and going back to old favorites. Even more than Apple, I’m an TC junkie.

TCJ: We’re taking an informal survey. Which of the many Jewish summer camps gets you all ferklempt?

Max:  I attended Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Western Massachusetts, where young Jewish boys from the city could experience the thrill of outdoor plumbing and comfortably fail at sports. I still cry thinking about how much I cried trying to climb a rock wall.

TCJ: What’s your favorite Jewish food?

Max: A very lean hot corned beef sandwich on rye with a side of chopped liver.

TCJ: Who is the coolest Jew?

Max: Josh Awend.

TCJ: What’s your favorite fall activity?

Max: Long walks around the Lakes. Just taking in the foliage and the cool breezes and the smell of Fall.

TCJ: What’s your favorite thing to do in the cities (any time of year)?

Max: As a native New Yorker, I have a special affinity for diners. Mickey’s. All year round.

TCJ: What else do you do for fun?

Max: I perform and teach improv at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater and other venues around town.

TCJ: Give us one more reason why you’re folking awesome! 

Max: I don’t really like sweets, so instead of dessert, I just have more dinner!

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