Photo-interview: 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: 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 […]

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 […]

The Jewish Response to Domestic Violence

My latest for the wonderful Jewish Women’s Archive is up! In this piece, I look at the history of shalom bayit and the incredible women fighting to eliminate domestic violence in Jewish households. Read it here.

Techines: Yiddish prayers by women, for women

My latest for Alma is up! In this piece, I discover how powerful these simple Yiddish prayers are for women and the role they served both hundreds of years ago and today. Read it here!

Speaking out at the Supreme Court against Kavanaugh

Tonight I had the honor of getting to speak at the Stop Kavanaugh Vigil outside of the Supreme Court. Aside from feeling like returning home (I spent many, many hours outside SCOTUS this summer), I felt an unbelievable sense of community, support, and of course rage. Rage at Kavanaugh, rage at the GOP, rage at […]

My Linda Problem

As you may know, last week I was arrested while protesting Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. It was a bizarre (but deeply meaning) handful of hours, from meeting my fellow activists, sleeping outside, and spending my afternoon in zip ties. But the unusual part of my evening was having a productive conversation with Linda Sarsour. And then […]

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. 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 […]