Living Jewishly

Summary: Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of a Generation is a collection of personal essays by Jewish 20- and 30-somethings. Each piece offers a window into how we express our Judaism—our voices together tell a complete story.

Matthue Roth tackles the conflicted, sometimes hypocritical nature of the modern Orthodox dating world. Stacey Ballis makes the Passover Seder her own. Chai Wolfman explores the challenges of same-sex and interfaith relationships. Other topics include JDate, issues surrounding conversion,Israel, and the impossible task of defining what it means to be a young Jew in America today.

“However it is that we express ourselves Jewishly, I’m certain that we all have an interesting story—maybe all we need is the opportunity to tell it.”—Stefanie Pervos Bregman


Author: Stefanie Pervos Bregman is the Manager of Digital Communications at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Associate Editor of JUF News and blogger-in-chief of Oy!Chicago, a website for Jewish 20- and 30-somethings. Stefanie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her Master’s Degree in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. Stefanie and her husband Michael live inChicago with their bichon poodle, Bialy.

Review for Living Jewishly:

“At once confrontational, comforting, and hilarious this is the definitive ‘Who am I? and why am I?’ book for Jews of our generation. I can only hope to one day contribute to a collection this rigorous, this touching, and this important for the question of our identity as Jews.”—Mayim Bialik Ph.D. author of Beyond the Sling


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