Jews, Stars of David, and the DC Dyke March, oh my!

Just like the DC Dyke March, I’m back from my hiatus! And just like the DC Dyke March, I’m stirring the pot. Once again, a Dyke March has chosen to deliberately exclude Jewish symbolism from their march and I am not having it. Read my full takedown on Alma here.

Entering the Waters Again: A research presentation on the mikvah

This weekend I had the distinct honor to present my research on mikvah at the Mathias Undergraduate Research Conference. I often get so caught up in everything I’m working out outside of the classroom that I forget about my actual studies (the whole reason I’m at AU in the first place). So having my research […]

International Women’s Day and Israeli Feminism

Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s take a look at the status of women’s rights in Israel and commit ourselves to fighting for feminist values in the US and Israel. Read my latest for Student Israeli here. “Today, Israeli feminists are still fighting for equality within a state that is marred by right-wing, religiously controlled institutions. […]

Interview with Washington Jewish Week: You Should Know

Last week I had the lovely opportunity to be interviewed by Washington Jewish Week about my work at the Adas Israel Community Mikvah! Sam and I talked for almost an hour about my work, my activism, and my thoughts on Jewish justice. The result was a fun overview of what working at the Mikvah means […]

Student Israelity: Tel Aviv Pride

My first repost is up on Student Israelity! Read why this is such a big deal to me here (and why I love SI so much) and their repost here.

Press Coverage by Washington Jewish Week: Adas Israel reopens mikvah with stories

While I do subscribe and read Washington Jewish Week, this story slipped through the cracks and I am only just now seeing this wonderful story on our mikvah’s reopening. Check out the digital version of the paper here (the story is on pages 4-5).

Mayyim B’Sasson: A Joyful Mikvah Rededication Ceremony

Wednesday night, many months of hard work came to a beautiful conclusion. Though it feels like I talk about it a lot (and scream it from the rooftops) many of my friends don’t quite understand what I do when I say I work at the mikvah. I was hired in August of 2018 to aid […]

Interview with NowThis: Dayenu, why I marched in the 2019 Women’s March

Last Monday, I received a phone call from Sare Soffer, a reporter and producer for NowThis who asked if I was going to the Women’s March. Throughout our conversation, we discussed the pitfalls of the Women’s March leadership and our hopes for the movement writ large. She asked me if I would like to be […]

This Jewish Woman Marches Anyways: My (complicated) thoughts on the Women’s March

Do I march? Do I stay home? My mixed feelings on the Women’s March aren’t new and they certainly aren’t a secret. For months now, the March’s leadership has been rocked with valid criticism and outrage over their lack of condemnation (and seeming approval) of antisemitism. As a feminist and activist, as an attendee of […]

Photo-Interview with Kimberly Cataudella: Saturday Morning at Shul

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Kimberly Cataudella, a journalism student at AU, about my experiences and choices around attending synagogue every Saturday. Below is the gallery of photos that she took that day, and honestly they are stunning. She did an amazing job, and not just because I […]