Philly Faces

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

Philly Faces: Fellow Aims to Set Self Apart

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Having grown up in Bucks County, Melanie Gerchberg’s Jewish identity roots run deep in Philadelphia, and they were only strengthened when she lived under...

Philly Faces: A Leader Since Middle School

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While most middle schoolers probably think as far into the future as lunchtime, Serena Shapero was already grooming herself for a career with the...

Philly Faces: Student Creates Streetwear

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You can find Gavin Karp’s line of streetwear on underground hip-hop artists in South Florida and on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. And the...

Philly Faces: Entrepreneur Tackles Veganism

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After years in Israel and New York City, Chen Atlas has found a new home in Philadelphia. Originally from Rehovot, Atlas studied software engineering and...

Philly Faces: PiperWai Co-Founder Looks to Expand

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One product that Sarah Ribner hesitated to experiment with was deodorant.   She was on a personal journey to live a more natural lifestyle when...

Philly Faces: Marissa Hacker, Fantastic Friends Creator, Confident for the Future

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When Marissa Hacker’s 14-year-old twin brother, Matthew, returned from summer camp one year, he was distraught: No one wanted to be his friend, he...

Philly Faces: Morgan Berman

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Tracking your impact in the community has been made easy with Philadelphia-based MilkCrate, thanks to CEO Morgan Berman. The young entrepreneur created MilkCrate four years...