Meeting my dad’s high school friend who is now a rabbi.
Staying inside a home that used to be part of the Jewish Ghetto with a family friend.
Starting a conversation at a Synagogue in Kiev with a Swiss Jew, Jean-Michel Spira who invited me to his home for Shabbat lunch with his American wife Miryam and a year later meeting his childhood friend at another Shabbat.
Asking for directions to a synagogue in the street and finding out the person I asked is the director of Center for Jewish Life Mendy Vogel and getting to have Shabbat dinner at his home.
Meeting a fellow wrestler, a Muslim from Chechnya, staying at his home, meeting his Turkish roommate and taking him to a synagogue where I was invited to Shabbat lunch and dinner by a Tunisian father and son.