Meet Daniel Flesch on JSwipe
Daniel met Jamie via JSwipe, and they soon started dating long distance. To pass their time they held nightly video chats and dance parties to stay connected; even going so far as celebrating an at-a-distance Passover Seder!
Flesch claims the bullying continued; in his lawsuit, he accuses both the district attorney’s office and supervisor Brown of harassment and discrimination.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Flesch is an undergraduate student at Yale University studying English and Classics as part of Pierson College ’19. With Latin and Greek fluency and membership of both Spenser Society and Division I Varsity Fencing Team. Additionally he tutors with Yale Undergraduate Prison Project as well as writing Center.
He grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts as the son of Leo Henry and Charlotte Flesch. He has five siblings including Allen Flesch/Shelby, Edward Flesch/Boston, Lawrence Flesch/Conrad, Lyle Flesch/Fortine, Esther Flesch Tomsheck/Cut Bank as well as Esther Flesch Tomsheck Tomsheck/Cut Bank; 34 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren respectively. Jamie Greenfield is his partner; together they support Boston Red Sox baseball while Chicago Cubs baseball.
Flesch decided to join Israel’s military as an “lone soldier”, an American citizen enlisted as part of its International Defense Force, because he felt compelled to counter what he perceived to be growing anti-Israel sentiment in America. As his family had survived the Holocaust, he saw this decision as a way of honoring them by fighting what he perceived to be hateful acts. Before joining NMRAIS, Flesch served as managing director at Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investment Services and various management consulting roles at Chicago Research and Trading as well as BORN Consulting. A certified Project Management Professional with experience in risk management, performance measurement and information systems; Flesch attended both UW-Madison and University of Chicago Booth School of Business before receiving his professional credentials.
Flesch felt compelled to fight what he perceived as increasing anti-Semitism in America and became what is known as a “lone soldier,” joining Israel’s military force.
Flesch alleges that since joining the IDF he has experienced constant harassment and discrimination at work, including being called a “jewey” and asked where his yamulka is kept.
On a summer day in 2019, Flesch and Jamie met via JSwipe, messaged each other, and began dating. To pass the time between their homes in New York City and Miami, they started evening video chats, dance parties, and long-distance Passover seders; nightly video calls between New York City and Miami as well as long distance Passover seders have become regular events between their daily video calls and dance parties – the couple have since traveled around together yet always return to Chicago deep-dish pizza spot Lou Malnati’s.