Announcing: A new partnership between myself and Student Israelity!

I am SO excited to announce that one of my favorite publications, AU’s very own Student Israelity, has offered to create a partnership between my site and theirs. Having written for them before in the past (here and here), I have a deep admiration for their mission: Everything Student Designed, Everything Student Written, Everything Israel. My […]

A Dialogue on Antisemitism…again!

I am very pleased to announce the next iteration of dialoguing about antisemitism, this time as an official, 7-week dialogue through AU’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s website summarizes what to expect during these sessions with three questions: Regardless of your identity, what are your experiences with antisemitism? What […]

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 […]

Interview with Alma: Why I (and 11 other millennial feminists) voted

Throwback to this important piece by the Alma staff! This post was in direct response to this mess of an article highlighting 12 millennials on why they won’t vote. As you can see, we were having none of it. Check out why I chose to vote here.

Interview with Alma: Why millennial Jews are choosing to join (or not join) synagogues

For those in the Jewish community, the topic of young membership seems to be a continuous area of conversation. But little of the discourse actually includes millennial voices. Until now, that is. Huge shout-out to Nylah for her amazing work covering this topic. Check out what I have to say here!

The Jewish response to abortion and why we’re *still* talking about it in 2018

Religious liberty is a term that is most often thrown around by right-wing, conservative-leaning Christians in the context of taking away other people’s rights. These rights tend to be what I would consider progressive, the right to love and marry whomever you choose, the right control when and how you start a family, and the […]