Mamish Tech: A Slack Community for Intentional and Digital Living

A little over a year ago, two friends and I discovered that as a group we most enjoyed talking about all things tech: productivity tools, gadgets, graphic design, and the like. A Slack workspace called The Year of Ease (h/t to my friend Jeff and his practice of bestowing each life-year a theme), the purpose …

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How we got 450 people excited about consent at The Collaboratory

Originally written for The Times of Israel, June 22, 2019 When you go to a gathering with people you don’t know, are you a hugger, a waver, or a high-fiver? Over the last decade, movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up have brought the issue of consent and physical touch to the forefront of the …

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D’var Torah for an Aufruf: a Meditation on Va’etchanan

Our parsha this week is Va’etchanan, a somewhat popular Torah portion, as it is the portion which houses our Shema and V’ahavta prayers. The Shema, as we know, is a call to oneness, a call to love, and it stands as a centerpiece of this parsha. Most of the parsha, however, is a retelling by …

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8 Brilliant Jewish Organizations Reimagine Jewish Life

Originally published in eJewish Philanthropy, June 20, 2018 Jewish life is evolving. As the world rapidly changes, so do the diverse needs, interests, and values of modern Jews. Consequently, groundbreaking social entrepreneurs have taken on the mantle of widening the tent of Jewish life, offering new and unique approaches to meeting the spiritual and social …

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