Allison Josephs

Allison Josephs

Allison Josephs has been involved in the field of Jewish Outreach for over a dozen years, teaching and lecturing, working at Partners in Torah, Sinai Retreats, and NCSY, and is the spiritual mentor to actress Mayim Bialik. She was named one of NJOP's Top Ten Jewish Influencers in 2012. Allison has been interviewed on television and radio, including programs such as "What Not To Wear" and NPR; her articles have appeared in numerous publications including the newly released anthology Like Water on a Rock, The Washington Times, The Jewish Press, and World Jewish Digest. She has also written articles and directed and produced videos for Aish.com and lectures around the country and on WebYeshiva. She received her Bachelor in Arts from Columbia University in Philosophy and lives with her husband and four children minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Allison's site is Allison Josephs is the founder and director of JewintheCity.com .

The Hasidic Jew Who Feeds All People With Dignity

March 25, 2014, by

On the way to a speaking engagement in New Orleans this week, I found myself seated next to a woman with pink hair and lots of tattoos and piercings. We got to talking along the way. (I have this thing for speaking to people that end up next to me on planes as I believe

Why I Tell My Kids About Tragedies

March 18, 2014, by

On Saturday night, I boarded a plane only hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had gone missing. I was out of town for a couple days and less connected to news than usual. Once I had safely landed from my return flight on Monday afternoon, my husband asked if I had heard about the missing

Fresh Start: Back To School & The Jewish New Year

September 3, 2013, by

Just as our children should feel grateful that we don’t make them reuse their old school supplies from the year before, so too we should appreciate the kindness that the Almighty does for us allowing us to be reinvented each and every year.

The Royal Baby and The Royal Yenta Within

August 5, 2013, by

There are some of us who take interest in the lives’ of strangers because we’re sincerely happy for them and want to share in their good news. But sometimes we look at what the next guy has to compare it to what we have.