Philly Faces

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

You Should Know: Asher Sofman

Less than a year out of rabbinical college ...

You Should Know: Abrielle Fuerst

Abrielle Fuerst, 32, founded Wandering Fighter in 2016 ...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Michal Naisteter

Michal Naisteter, 39, has been a Jewish matchmaker/connector for seven years. She got into the game because, as she put it, she wanted to...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Katie Hausman

Katie Hausman, 34, grew up in the Lehigh Valley, attended the University of Central Florida and spent more than eight years working at the...

You Should Know: Alison Swanbeck

Following the Hamas massacre on Oct. 7, Alison Swanbeck ...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Seth Bluestein

On Jan. 2, Seth Bluestein was sworn in as Philadelphia’s City Commissioner, a position that sets and enforces policies for administering voter registration and...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Rabbi Rob Gleisser

On pennstatehillel.org, Rabbi Rob Gleisser is described thusly: “Whether he is teaching, talking or eating with students, Rob hopes to encourage students to find...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Samantha Neff

In 2019, 12-year-old Samantha Neff and her mother, Marnie Neff, were walking through Center City when they saw a homeless person. “What do homeless people...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Shari Goldberg

Shari Goldberg, 24, grew up in a Conservative Jewish household in South Jersey. Her family attended Congregation Beth Tikvah in Marlton. Her father was...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Jared Szychter

The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is in the early stages of a $9 million endowment campaign and artist interviews for a new mural at...