About Hayley Goldstein

Hayley Goldstein is just your average queer orthodox Jew from Minnesota who went to a Buddhist University. She graduated with a very worthwhile degree in Religious Studies, and is now thoroughly qualified to have "deep discussions". She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys hands-free biking while on her cell phone, cardigans, letter writing, Thai food, Bea Arthur, and anything Jewish.

The Big Jewcy: Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum – Jewish Engagement Through Empowerment

By June 15, 2011

Rabbi Nussbaum co-founded the Kavana Cooperative in Seattle, WA in 2006. Its mission simply reads, “Kavana is a cooperative that empowers participants to create a meaningful Jewish life and a positive Jewish identity.” Read More

The Big Jewcy: Ben Murane – N.I.F.’s New Generations Director

By June 13, 2011

As the Director of New Generations—New Israel Fund’s vibrant 20s and 30s activist community—Ben Murane is doing a lot to try and understand the Jewish community. Read More

The Big Jewcy: Roben Kantor – The Inspiring Media Maven With A Mission

By June 7, 2011

Roben Kantor is without a doubt an inspiring Jewish woman with a passion for tikun olam and the Jewish community. Read More

The Big Jewcy: Rachel Lerner – Vice President Of J Street

By June 1, 2011

As the Vice President of J Street, Rachel Lerner has a challenging and rewarding job. A native New Yorker, Lerner has had an in-depth Jewish education and employment history in the Jewish community for close to ten years. Read More

The Big Jewcy: Adam Soclof, Hypersemitic.com/JTA Archive Blogger

By June 1, 2011

Making videos with nearly 100,000 views, finding esoteric news, helping the Jewish community: Adam Soclof does it all. Read More

From Jew To Muslim In “The Convert”

By May 16, 2011

What drives a young Jewish woman to leave New York City, convert to Islam, and embrace life in a foreign country? Deborah Baker’s new book explores this question. Read More

LGBT Pesach

By April 14, 2011

For some Orthodox gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Jews, not much searching is needed to experience the feeling of slavery during Passover. Read More

The Art of Shpiel-Writing

By March 16, 2011

Maybe you can write novels or Broadway hits, but can you write a true Purim shpiel? Read More