Philly Faces

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

Philly Faces: Sophie Don

At just 29, Sophie Don manages one of the most prominent Holocaust memorials in the United States. Don is the senior manager of programs for...
Eli Robbins is a cuban Jew with his dark hair tied back in a bun. He is smiling and wearing blue-rimmed glasses and standing in a field.

Philly Faces: Eli Robbins

When Eli Robbins moved to Philadelphia in 2014, his first job was designing animal habitats for local zoos. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in architectural...

Philly Faces: Tessa Haas

By Leah Snyderman Tessa Haas, 24, wouldn’t call herself an artist. During her high school summers, she would attend precollege programs and take classes in the...

Philly Faces: Faryn Borella

Faryn Borella, 29, of Philadelphia is looking to effect change on a systemic level.

Philly Faces: Lauren Rosen

Former Duke Blue Devils point guard Jay Williams dished out a ton of assists to his teammates in the early aughts, powering them to...

Philly Faces: Elijah Tomaszewski

Elijah Tomaszewski, 29, began his Tribe 12 fellowship in January. Tomaszewski’s project is a little different than that of the typical Tribe 12 fellow;...

Philly Faces: Michal Furman

Michal Furman, 26, is fairly certain that she is the first Israeli-American officer in Philadelphia Police Department history.

Philly Faces: Rabbi Akiva Pollack

There wasn’t anything quite like the organization Russian American Jewish Experience in Philadelphia before Rabbi Akiva Pollack showed up.