Allison Josephs of “Jew in the City” recently produced its Inaugural “Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars Video" and we are so proud of our very own Jamie Geller for being included. The video includes Joseph Lieberman (US Senator), Alex Clare (Top 10 Billboard Artist), Faye Kellerman (best-selling author), basketball star Tamir Goodman, former HBO senior writer/producer Jamie Geller, YouTube a capella sensation The Maccabeats, former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk and founder of non-profit breast cancer support group Rochelle Shoretz, comedian Mendy Pellin, and Rhodes scholar Miriam Rosenbaum.
JewintheCity.com is a website and social media platform founded and directed by Josephs that breaks down stereotypes about religious Jews and offers a meaningful look into Orthodox Judaism through articles, videos that have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube and at JewintheCity.com, Questions and Answers, and via Facebook and Twitter. Jew in the City explains important Jewish concepts like Shabbos, keeping kosher, and mikvah, and tackles difficult topics like the Orthodox Jewish approach to homosexuality, feminism, and conversion. With a mix of light humor and rich content, Jew in the City explores these topics in a pleasant and easy to understand fashion, appealing to anyone who is curious to learn more about Orthodox Jews and observant Judaism, whether Jewish or not.
Additionally, Allison Josephs is the spiritual mentor to actress Mayim Bialik, and was named one of NJOP's Top Ten Jewish Influencers in 2012. She is often quoted in the media on issues relating to Jewish life and observance, lectures widely across North America, has been featured in The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Yahoo News, among many other publications, and has written articles for the Jewish Press and The Forward, among other publications. Josephs, who is married with four children, has been involved in the field of Jewish education and outreach for over a dozen years, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in Philosophy.