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On the front line of COVID-19: Telling the stories of those shaping this crisis

This month I had the opportunity to interview lots of truly inspiring people who are hard at work right now making a difference in the coronavirus crisis. So many people — from those checking out customers at the grocery store, to mail carriers, to techs, nurses and doctors taking care of patients — are putting their own lives at risk to keep life moving along for the rest of us. I talked about how life has changed over the past few months with local teachers, who switched from in-classroom to online teaching over one weekend, as well as Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers, the top epidemiologist at the University of Texas, and Rabbi Anna Beroll, a chaplain at a medical center. Hearing from them, especially at such a busy time, and sharing their perspectives was a huge honor, and I am glad I had the chance to do it.

Austin Jewish community stays connected online while social distancing

It’s really inspiring how quickly organizers were able to shift programming from in-person to online events in order to protect public health while helping to connect people, especially those who were isolated. Here’s my article about the ways Austin’s Jewish professionals, who serve people of all ages, from babies to older adults, provided programming this spring.