- Full Name
- Rachel Figueroa-Levin
- Rachel Figueroa-Levin grew up in a formerly interfaith family (her father converted from Catholicism to Judaism when she was 19) on Staten Island. Rachel blogs for, edits, and manages a hyperlocal Inwood NYC website, runs a successful soap-making micro business, is the co-founder and marketing director of Urban Babywearing, and is a parenting and technology writer for her personal blog as well as others. She was famous for about 10 minutes once for creating the (gone viral) @elbloombito twitter parody account. Rachel lives with her husband, daughter, and a small menagerie of critters in Inwood, the up-and-coming neighborhood at the tippy top of Manhattan.
You can follow Rachel on her blog at SoapAndTrouble.com.
Posts by rachel-figueroa-levin:
Jun 20 2012
Finding a Synagogue is as Hard as Finding a Nanny
Adi is getting older (20 months on July 7th) and she’s developing an attention span and she’s starting to be able to sit through things. It’s time to find a synagogue. The only problem is I can’t find one. I know. … Continue reading
Apr 5 2012
Haggadah Hoarding, Maxwell House Style
Every year I buy a couple of haggadahs thinking I’ll pick one and then buy enough for everyone at the seder. But I never end up picking a haggadah. And I never end up getting copies for everyone. Because I can’t seem to get over my current haggadah. From Maxwell House.
Mar 22 2012
Interfaith Family Bullying: When Do You Stop Fighting And Just Give Up?
My father’s family is very large. My mother’s family, like too many post-pogrom and WWII Jewish immigrant families, is very very VERY small. My recently deceased grandfather was the last of his surname. So most of my relatives are of … Continue reading
Feb 29 2012
My Daughter Keeps Kosher, But I Love Pork
My name is Rachel, and I’m a treyfaholic. I like bacon, and shrimp, and lobster rolls.