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Dr. Aly Mandel - 4 posts
Dr. Aly Mandel is a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for 20 years, with a focus in child and adolescent psychology. As a mother of five kids, she understands the workings of the teenage mind on both a professional and personal level. She believes that a sense of perspective and a sense of humor are indispensable tools in getting through this tumultuous time.
Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg - 1 post
Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg is the executive director of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance). She has been the co-director of the Orthodox Union's JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) at Harvard; and was the Rosh Moshava (Head of Camp) at Camp Stone. She studied at Drisha, received her BA and MA from Yeshiva University, and earned her doctorate at New York University as a Wexner Davidson Fellow.
Ela Solmsen - 1 post
Ela Solmsen is an eighth grader at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and loves all kinds of dance, including jazz, ballet, modern, and pointe. In addition to dance, she also loves to read and write.
Elena Eisenstadt - 2 posts
Elena Eisenstadt is a junior at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Mechanicals Acting Troupe at the MacGuffin Theatre & Film Co., and she participates in many of their classes and productions. Recently, Elena began playing for her school’s field hockey team. In her free time, she enjoys running, sketching, and photography.
Elise Anstey - 2 posts
Elise Anstey is a junior at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington. Her activities range from the school social committee and working at a local pizza parlor to volunteering for an organization that provides support to homeless youth. Elise enjoys photography and writing and is most often seen taking portraits of her friends.
Emanuelle Sippy - 1 post
Emanuelle Sippy is a sophomore at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She collaborates with Unlearn Fear and Hate, is a leader of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, and is the social action vice president of Temple Adath Israel’s NFTY chapter. Emanuelle is a dancer, a debater, and is active in Young Democrats. She also enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and nature.
Emi Cooper - 1 post
Emi Cooper is a junior at Urban Academy in Manhattan, and lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She is a volunteer coach at Figure Skating in Harlem, a member of the Jews of Color Caucus of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and a participant in Schomburg Junior Scholars. She follows her passion for social justice through various volunteer and internship opportunities. Emi has been a member of the jGirls Magazine editorial board since 2017-2018.
Emily Bebenek - 1 post
Emily Bebenek is a senior at Mountain Brook High School. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with the actual cutest dog ever. She loves reading, writing, and–strangely enough—public speaking.
Emily Char - 2 posts
Emily Char is junior at Dwight Englewood School in New Jersey. She is very active in her Jewish youth group as well as Model United Nations at her high school. She is an avid writer and her favorite subject is history.
Emily Knopf - 1 post
Emily Knopf is a senior at SAR High School. She lives in Teaneck, NJ and has passions for Yiddishikeit, music, animals, peanut butter, podcasts, green tea, and deep conversations.
Emma Boxer - 1 post
Emma Boxer is a freshman at Livingston High school in Livingston, New Jersey. She is the vice president of the archery club, and plays the trumpet in her high school’s symphonic and jazz band. She loves to volunteer at her local zoo and spends her free time caring for her various pets.
Eva Strelitz-Block - 3 posts
Eva Strelitz-Block is a senior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas. She is an editor of the Liberator, her school newspaper, president of her school’s chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society, and a varsity coxswain for the Texas Rowing Center. Eva is a voracious reader and an amateur podcast enthusiast.
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