I grew up in Idaho, where there was a very small Jewish community — we had a traveling rabbi visit us twice a year! Moving to the Bay Area has been an incredible experience. There is such a substantial and deep-rooted Jewish community here. I currently work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a data analyst. I've been interested in cohousing ever since I visited a family member who lives in a Colorado community. My wife Hilary and I are very happy about a new community forming near our current residence in Berkeley!