June 1, 2010
Maital is a modern wandering Jew. Her documentaries deal with personal stories of hope, from South Africa to Moldova, Los Angeles and now, Tel Aviv. www.dewdropfilms.com
Brandon Gellis is the Institutional Publications Supervisor at the University of Wyoming, and has lived in Laramie, WY since 2005. In addition to pursuing his MFA in Graphic Design, Brandon loves hiking, biking, skiing, movies, and traveling with his spouse and four-legged family members.
Molly G. Kane, is a 5th year rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. Before attending HUC-JIR, Molly completed a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy. She did her undergraduate work at Brandeis University. Molly is also a writer known for her comedic songs and comedy routines. Her writing is based off of life-experience as a liberal white Jewish girl from the suburbs. She often sings and writes about her love for Israel and of course being gay. Molly is the Rabbinic Intern for Congregation Kolot Chayeinu in Park Slope, Brooklyn where she resides (yeah, Brooklyn!) She is proud to have roots in both Chicago, IL and Westport, CT. Molly has many passions including: Torah, riding her bike, baking, and hanging out.
Janelle K. Eagle is a documentary filmmaker with an insatiable desire to get out there, see it, and share it. A strong believer that change happens over good home-cooked meals, Janelle has dined with locals all around the world. She hopes she’s helped create change along the journey. She shares her writing, photography, and videos on www.journeywithjanelle.com.
Naomi Goldberg is a native of the Central Valley of California, an alumna of URJ Camps Swig and Newman, and a professional gay.
Tera “Nova Jade* Greene is a professional lesbian of color and Jew by Choice. She is a producer of music and film, a renowned DJ and always finds herself in the midst of action; in fact, she usually is the action! http://djnovajade.wordpress.com/about/
Kalil Cohen is an educator, filmmaker, and writer living in Los Angeles who performs under the name Metahuman. He has identified as Jewish his whole life, and began identifying as transgender in 2004.
Chanel Dubofsky is a writer, activist and Jewish educator in New York City. Her writing has been published in Quick Fiction, Staccato, Dogzplot, Glossolalia, the Lilith Blog and Makom-Haaretz. You can follow her adventures in feminism and art at Diverge (www.idiverge.wordpress.com).
Lia Mandelbaum was born and raised in Tampa, FL and moved to Los Angeles in 2007. She flew out to Los Angeles to become a resident at Beit T’Shuvah, which is a Jewish residential treatment center for addiction and Synagogue. She eventually moved to Santa Monica as she transitioned from being a resident to a full-time employee of their development department. Lia recently resigned from Beit T’Shuvah to move on to her next journey and decided to go back to school. Her goal is to become a psychotherapist and use her experience, strength and hope to help others who may feel lost.
Sasha Edge is an award winning documentary filmmaker who’s work has focused on issues ranging from universal healthcare, to sustainability in today’s food production, to issues of Ethiopian and Bedouin communities in Israel. Sashas current work is focused around Jewish feminism.