Learning to Undo Ashke-normativity – A Jew in the Motherland

Like most Jews with ties to South Africa, my heritage is extremely Ashkenazi. In fact, both sides of my family largely originate from the same region...

Let’s Open Our Judaism: Closing Speech From the Open Hillel Conference

  Folks at Hillel International seem worried about the future of Judaism. They seemed worried about it long before Open Hillel existed. There...

The Only Jew in Yellowstone

I’ve been the token Jew for much of my life. People have referred to me as “my Jewish friend, Amber” and some have told me that I’m the only...

Live Blogging the Open Hillel Conference Day 2

On Monday, the final day of what Previous New Voices Rebbe David A.M. Wilensky calls “Liberal Jewish Comicon,” my first interaction was with Ali...

Live Blogging the Open Hillel Conference Day 1

Though If Not Now, When? An Open Hillel Conference began at Harvard Saturday night, I wasn’t able to arrive until Sunday afternoon. When I got...

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