Regular Gigs

I am the Assistant Editor of J. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. I was a Jewschool contributor from 2008 to 2015. As the Editor in Chief of New Voices Magazine (2011-2013), I wrote or co-wrote New Voices‘ editorials, and I often posted on the New Voices blog.

Jewish Liturgy 

The Feminist Case for ‘Fathers’ and ‘Kings’” – Forward, 4/14/12

New Haggadahs: Reform version, novelists’ take and Ethiopian flavor” – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 3/28/12

Wave of new holiday prayer books changing the ways to worship” and sidebar – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 9/21/11

Cokie and Steve Roberts’ new interfaith haggadah has its pros and cons” – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 4/1/11


Reform rabbinic group installs its first openly gay president” – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 3/17/15

Can Digital Badges Save Hebrew School?” – Forward, 1/31/15

Open Hillel confab takes on BDS, intellectual freedom” – j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, 10/16/14

Tav HaYosher Celebrates 100th Certified Restaurant” – Forward, 3/21/12

Arts & Culture

Video: Ira Glass Tries His Hand At Improv Comedy” – Gothamist, 2/7/15

A Christmas Story — With Latkes” – Forward, 12/25/14

Shabbat Meals: My Catholic Dinner” – Forward, 8/8/12

Q&A: Harvey Pekar Publisher Josh Frankel” – Forward, 5/1/12


Why be Jewish? I’ll answer the question myself” – New Jersey Jewish Standard, 4/17/14

Ask the right questions” – New Jersey Jewish Standard, 3/6/14

Just File Your Forms, Mort!” – Forward, 9/14/12

Whither Occupy Judaism?” – Forward, 8/23/12

Op-Ed: Title VI should be used only on true hatemongers, not political opponents” – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 4/19/12

What Would You Call Me? Patrilineal Jew Laments Need for ‘Conversion’” – Forward, 4/20/12

Inspirational Yom Kippur at Occupy Wall Street” – Forward, 10/10/11

Children of 9/11 Look Back” – Forward, 9/6/11 (I both edited and contributed to this feature)