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.

Certificate: Healthy Masculinity Training Institute

Certificate: Healthy Masculinity Training Institute

This January, I participated in Men Can Stop Rape's Healthy Masculinity Training Institute to learn the theories and develop the skills that have shaped the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP). HMAP is a national multi-year initiative designed to raise the visibility of healthy masculinity and build a new generation of male leaders across the country who model [...]

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 [...]

Photo-Interview with Kimberly Cataudella: Saturday Morning at Shul

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 millennial Jews are choosing to join (or not join) synagogues

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!

Reflecting on my WERC: Working to End Rape Culture Summit 2018

Reflecting on my WERC: Working to End Rape Culture Summit 2018

Today, I had the distinct honor to present a workshop at this year's WERC (Working to End Rape Culture) Summit at Georgetown. Put on by Georgetown University's Sexual Assault Peer Educators- SAPEs, this full-day conference centered on sexual violence education and advocacy. Local students, administrators, and community organizations from across the DMV area presented on the [...]

Olam Chesed Yibaneh-We Will Build This World with Love

Olam Chesed Yibaneh-We Will Build This World with Love

This weekend, the Jewish community of Pittsburg became the site of a massacre. Eleven people were slaughtered on Saturday morning, the holiest day of the week, during the bris for a gay couple's twins. In the aftermath of the shooting, there has been a constant outpouring of emotion: rage, sadness, fear, love, kindness, faith. From [...]

Riding the wave with the Rising Tide Mikveh Network

Riding the wave with the Rising Tide Mikveh Network

Somehow, a whole month has passed since attending the Summer Gathering held by the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network. Though I wrote this in the days following the Gathering, the sentiments still remain: attending this conference has fundamentally changed, for the better, my relationship to mikveh. Read my full reflection here.

Shana Tova to the Activists; A Rosh Hashana Poem, inspired by a friend

Shana Tova to the Activists; A Rosh Hashana Poem, inspired by a friend

Shana tova to the activists. Shana tova to the fighters, the resisters. Shana tova to those who worked their asses off last year to make sure the next year is a better one. Shana tova to those who see a brighter horizon, who see greener grass. Shana tova to organizers and the grassroots. Shana tova [...]

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

THRILLED to announce that I have been selected to be one of the 2018-2019 Alma Ambassadors! As an ambassador, I will have the opportunity to rep Alma (who I have written for quite a bit!) via my social media, encourage readership and newsletter signups, and, of course, more writing! Make sure to check this site [...]