I’m not your ‘Jewish Mother’

I have to be honest: Though I know every group of friends has someone who inevitably becomes the ‘mom,’ I don’t love to be labelled as the Jewish mom of the friend group. So, for my first piece for one of my favorite websites, Alma, I explain why.    

Press Clip: Queer College Women On How They Are Acting Up & Celebrating Pride in 2018

A few days ago, I wrote about why I chose to leave the country and attend Pride in Tel Aviv. Later, I was interviewed by HerCampus about my experience. Read the piece here!    

We are all responsible for our own theology.

I have been thinking a lot lately of theology. With our administration using bastardized New Testament scripture as justification for their horrific and inhumane policies, I hurt. I hurt not only as a moral human being but as a Jew. Theology has been the justification for countless atrocities throughout the world’s history. The scripture that […]

Tel Aviv Pride

What does Pride mean for me? In the US, fear. Fear that a fascist government will soon take away my basic human and civil rights to live my life the way I choose to as a bisexual woman. Anxiety that at any moment, a supporter of the 45th’s regime will harm me-verbally or physically. And […]

On Friend’s Day, Honoring an interfaith friendship

Happy Friends’ Day, friends! Check out this important piece I wrote for JWI about a very important friendship in my life.    

A Quick Reflection on the Covenant

Chag Sameach/Happy Shavuot! Shavuot is a fairly new holiday for me, as someone still in the early stages of her Jewish Journey. In short, this is a holiday that celebrates when the Israelites received the Torah from G-d at Mount Sinai. In this chapter of the Torah (Exodus chapters 19 and 20), we see G-d […]

A Bill to Condemn Antisemitism

After weeks of organizing, hundreds of emails, hours and hours and hours of work, my semester finally feels complete. But not because my classes have ended or my finals are done. Because my bill has finally passed through the Undergraduate Senate. I knew I would be creating this bill early on, only a few days […]

When faith-based service is faith-prohibitive.

I talk a lot about antisemitism on this blog. But I don’t talk a lot about my own beliefs. So let me begin by saying I am deeply and profoundly moved by the Jewish call to service unto others. I deeply believe in Deuteronomy 16:20, ‘Justice, justice you shall pursue’  and I am moved by […]

Press Clip: “Jewish prayer draws more than 100 attendees after ‘difficult week’ for community”

The past few weeks have been incredibly painful for the Jewish community, with the recent spate of antisemitism happening at George Washington University. In summary, a few years back an undergraduate senator made virulently antisemitic comments regarding the Jewish Student Association and GW Hillel. Then, this senator (after being allowed to remain in his position) […]

Press Clip: Anti-Semitic Flyers Depicting A Parkland Student Found On College Campus

A few weeks ago, I was approached by a reporter for Refinery29, Natalie Gontcharova, about a second antisemitic postering incident that took place on my campus.  I am very excited as she featured my website and the curriculum I’ve created around antisemitism on college campuses. Read the full story here.