Philly Faces

Monthly Q&A series profiling local Jews in their 20s and 30s.

Philly Faces: Sharon Geller

Two Jews are standing on a street corner in Berlin in 1940. One says, “I know for a fact that, every morning at 10:30, Hitler...

Philly Faces: Aidan Nadell

Teenagers don’t typically spend a lot of time thinking about their legacies. Impressions, sure, but legacies are a decidedly less frequent topic of thought...

Philly Faces: Trisha Swed

It’s kind of like this: Trisha Swed, 30, isn’t a scientist. But in her academic studies and her years working directly with Jewish young adults...
Koach Baruch Frazier

Philly Faces: Koach Baruch Frazier

For a time, Koach Baruch Frazier felt spiritual, but disconnected from religion. That all changed after taking a college course on world religions. Coming out...
Benji Pollock

Philly Faces: Benji Pollock Rides Solo

When Benji Pollock got back from a coast-to-coast bike trip, he longed for more. In the summer of 2015, he rode with a team from...
Dot Levine

Philly Faces: Dot Levine Shares Ukulele Love

A ukulele isn’t a hard thing to describe. Picture a guitar, but small. However, size can be misleading, as the shorthand for the cute...
Ben Zauzmer

Philly Faces: And the Oscar (Prediction) Goes to … Ben Zauzmer

There’s much fun to be had in arguing about who should win an Academy Award. “Joker” or “Little Women” for Best Picture? Quentin Tarantino...
Jared Fenton

Philly Faces: Jared Fenton Wants to Facilitate Honest Conversations

Jared Fenton, 24, is the type of person who, unprompted, praises his parents at length for the example that they set for him when...
Galia Godel

Philly Faces: Meet the Next Dr. Ruth

The Forward described her as “a kind of next-gen Dr. Ruth” while the Philadelphia Gay News called her “the sex educator you wish you...
Adam Fishbein in DC

Philly Faces: ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’

Adam Fishbein wants to advocate for people with disabilities and influence disability policy in the public or nonprofit sector. That’s why, at just 21, he...