Women’s March wrap-up

Women’s March wrap-up

Year four was a success! Showing up in solidarity with my fellow Jewish women will never cease to energize me. It's been a whirlwind so I figured I'd make a quick wrap-up of this year's march in addition to some of the other content from the previous marches. It's been an absolute privilege and honor [...]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's been quite the year. Well, it's also been quite the decade. In the last 10 years I: Started high schoolGot my driver's licenseFinished high schoolStarted collegeDid the most work in 4.5 years than I think I will do for the rest of my lifeFinished collegeMade a ton of unbelievable memories. I'm starting the next [...]

From the Archives: This Forgotten Hanukkah Heroine Deserves All the Love

From the Archives: This Forgotten Hanukkah Heroine Deserves All the Love

Happy Hanukkah! In honor of this holiday of resistance, I’m sharing one of my favorite pieces I’ve written—all about the biblical badass, Judith. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but definitely check out what makes her so incredible. https://www.heyalma.com/this-forgotten-hanukkah-heroine-deserves-all-the-love/?fbclid=IwAR0TNne0Ei71-fcJIBUVafHEY2Ab9vgBcKDQwIfgoHXW93PsRFerHoQJTV8&utm_content=bufferad6dd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=almafacebook&utm_campaign=buffer

I graduated! (Freaking finally)

I graduated! (Freaking finally)

Yes, the rumors are true. Yours truly has finally, finally finished undergrad after 9 semesters of kicking ass in DC. I finished my 4.5 years with a Bachelors of the Arts in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies this past Sunday. It's taken me quite some time to actually gather my thoughts on the culmination of [...]

Testifying to the DC Council in support of the Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019

Testifying to the DC Council in support of the Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019

Today, I had the immense privilege to testify to the The Council of the District of Columbia about B23-434 – Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019. This is my first time testifying and I am deeply grateful for NARAL Pro-Choice America for allowing me to testify and speak my truth as a young, Queer, Jewish woman living [...]

Entering the Waters Again: A research presentation on the mikvah

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 [...]

Student Israelity: Tel Aviv Pride

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.

Announcing: A new partnership between myself and Student Israelity!

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!

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 [...]

Mayyim B’Sasson: A Joyful Mikvah Rededication Ceremony

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 [...]