Philly Faces

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

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...

You Should Know: Malkiel Nadel

Malkiel “Kiki” Nadel traded a lucrative job in the financial field ...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Gili Fleekop

Since making aliyah in 2020, Gili Fleekop has tried to visit her family in Upper Dublin often. And when she comes back, she stays...

You Should Know: Molly Wernick

Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s don’t necessarily engage ...

Marcia Bronstein Advocates for Israeli Victims

Marcia Bronstein, a Yeshiva University-trained social worker...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Maayan Levy

Estimates vary on the amount of people afflicted with long COVID. It’s anywhere from 7.7 to 23 million Americans, according to the U.S. Department of...