About Ashley Tedesco

Ashley is a senior at Fordham University studying journalism, creative writing and Jewish studies. She was raised Catholic and has only recently begun getting in touch with her "Jewish roots." She currently serves as editor of the Fordham Observer blog, The Observatory, but her claim to fame is still as a former Jewcy editorial intern.

When not ending up in every new Jewcy headquarters, she can be found hanging out in the RA on duty office, crocheting, or taking 8 hour naps in mid-afternoon.

Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/_ashleylauren.

Jewcy Talks to “Guru” Guru Wendy Shanker

By September 13, 2010

Author and comedienne Wendy Shanker made her audience laugh, cry, and above all, praise her talent with The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, which was released by Bloomsbury USA in the spring of 2004 and has been subsequently released in … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Sarah Lefton, Founder of G-dcast

By June 17, 2010

A proponent of a new way of teaching Jewish ideas, Sarah Lefton describes herself in five words as, "OMG-D lemme show you something!" Which is exactly that you’ll say when you visit G-dcast, a tool that uses short videos with … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Jacob Berkman, The Fundermentalist

By June 16, 2010

As his alter ego on the JTA blog, The Fundermentalist, Jacob Berkman gives us all the dirt on Jews who get and give money to other Jews. We like to think of him as the Page Six of the Jewish … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Jesse Sposato, Founder and Editor of Sadiemagazine.com

By June 14, 2010

Jesse Spostato, who describes herself in just one word as "sassy," involves herself in anything she can that leads to a sense of empowerment and strikes a balance between physical and mental stimulation. She launched Sadie Magazine and runs it … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Rabbi Maurice Appelbaum of the Greenpoint Shul in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

By June 14, 2010

Maurice Appelbaum wasn’t always certain he wanted to be a rabbi, but he knew he wanted to be a teacher and a psychologist while incorporating his passion for Judaism. "I put the three together and it equals rabbi," he said. … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Joshua Lambert, Faculty Fellow at New York University

By June 11, 2010

Joshua Lambert, who finished his Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Michigan last year, has dedicated himself to the study Jews and obscenity and the transformative roles Jews played in 20th century American culture. "In general, people should … Read More

Playing Hard to Get with Religion: Feigning Disgust with the National Day of Prayer

By May 6, 2010

Today is the first Thursday in May, which means it’s the National Day of Prayer.  In mid-April, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb deemed the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional because "its sole purpose is to encourage all citizens to engage … Read More

Smut for Smut: College Students Trading Bibles for Porn

By March 3, 2010

Students at the University of Texas – San Antonio supporting a student organization dubbed the Atheist Agenda, are in an active bartering process on campus: free porn to trade in those dusty old bibles. After all, it’s "Smut for Smut," … Read More