Hannah Elbaum is a first year student at Smith College. She spent her summer exploring and writing about Jewish ritual as the Communications Intern with Advah Designs, offering a collection of handcrafted tallit and chuppahs.
In my synagogue, each young woman and man has an opportunity to write their own prayer as part of their b’nei mitzvah service. Most of my friends spoke about health and happiness, and their…passions for soccer, drawing, or seeing their friends. After thanking God for my family, I talked about becoming a Madricha, a teaching assistant in the Hebrew School, and a member of the youth group board. I understand that I’m a little strange in this sense. Usually, parents beg and nag their kids to attend a… >> Read More