In response to the tragic October 27 shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Austin’s Jewish community organized a vigil to support those directly and indirectly impacted by the event. Read my article about the vigil here.
Moving up to editor
For the past 12 years, I have worked as a contractor — first as a reporter, then as assistant editor — for The Jewish Outlook, Shalom Austin’s monthly newspaper. I was recently asked to join Shalom Austin’s staff part-time as Jewish Outlook editor and Generations Campaign copywriter. I am excited to serve the community in this role and will continue to accept freelance opportunities as time allows.
Enjoying the ride: Austin cyclists experience Israel by bike
This article from June 2018 was a lot of fun to write, partially because of my cycling background, and because of the great group of people involved.
Witnessing the immigration crisis firsthand
In July 2018, I went with a group of about 25 people to Sutherland Springs, Pearsall, Dilley and Laredo, then wrote about our experience bearing witness to the First Baptist Church, where 26 people were killed in a mass shooting, two immigration detention centers and life along the Rio Grande (or Rio Bravo) River. By far, this is the article I am most proud of in my career. I am so glad I had the opportunity to go on this trip and tell this story.
Organizations advocate for immigration, refugee policy reform
Our country’s immigration policy is unconscionable. I am glad I had the chance to report on my community’s involvement in fighting for refugees. Click here for the story.
SXSW 2018 roundup
Every spring, tech, film and music industry professionals from around the world come to Austin for South by Southwest Conference and Festivals sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions and networking opportunities. Here’s my coverage of sessions and shows of interest for readers of The Jewish Outlook, the only Jewish newspaper in Austin, Texas.