I was proud to make my debut earlier this month in the Forward, a veritable institution of Jewish journalism, with a story on the ancient-meets-contemporary sukkah-design competition SukkahPDX. (The images above are computer renderings of the finalist sukkahs.) After the story was published, I learned that my zeide was a regular reader of the Forward back in its Yiddish, socialist heyday. Feels good to carry forward the tradition.
Staying on the Jewish beat: I wrote about Jewish back-to-landers for Civil Eats, a neat, newish publication that won the James Beard Award for Publication of the Year this year. That story’s going to be the first in a series on faith & farming, so stay tuned.
On a completely different beat: I previewed, then reported from, an Oregon Trail–based LARPing competition for Kotaku, Gawker’s gaming site. (Insider baseball: the team that my team narrowly lost the competition to was that of Atlantic correspondent Emily Grosvenor.) It was really different—and super fun—to write about this thing for a Gawker site.
Lastly, I wrote for the Oregonian about Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a young, local nonprofit that gives pro bono legal help to artists.
Much more to come!