Philly Faces

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

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...
Harry Schley

Philly Faces: Harry Schley on Jewish Life in Japan

Harry Schley may be one of the few people in Philadelphia able to speak both Yiddish and Japanese. The 31-year-old Philadelphia native is a Ph.D....
Alexander Rothman at the drawing desk

Philly Faces: Alexander Rothman Melds Comics and Poetry

Alexander Rothman, 36, is used to playing in the margins. The co-founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of a small press called Ink Brick is a...
Brian Ungar does a handstand with his legs spread on a picnic table

Philly Faces: Brian Ungar Aims to Fly High

Like many 18-year-olds, Brian Ungar juggles school, extracurriculars and fun. Unlike his peers, he does it from 10 feet off the ground. Ungar is a...
Reuvena Grodnitzky, co-director of Chabad Young Philly

Philly Faces: Reuvena Grodnitzky Cooks up a Storm at Chabad Young Philly

There are busy, hardworking people, and then there’s Reuvena Grodnitzky. A Cherry Hill native, the 31-year-old has lived in Philadelphia for the past nine years...