Until I was 25, I lived in the Satmar Hasidic community. This experience – and my interest in how society works on a systemic level – inform my work. I draw from all sorts of disciplines, like urban studies, history, sociology, and cultural criticism.
My main job, my bread-and-butter, is WALKING TOURS in Jewish Brooklyn. I love giving tours, but my tours are so important to me because they serve as a jumping-off point from which I explore larger projects on the personal and the societal.
One of the things I am most passionate about is analysis. To that end, I write often. Some of my work has been published. But most of my work is on this BLOG, which goes back to 2008. Many posts are on Hasidic society, forming a kind of street anthropology on an under-studied subculture in NYC. Others are reflections on my personal journey. My PODCAST ‘Radically Human’ was a 30+ episode exploration of modern society and the pandemic.
My latest project is a YOUTUBE CHANNEL on Hasidic culture. I publish video interviews, and explorations on holidays, Hasidic food, kosher technology and more. My videos also air on JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION. I invite you to watch and subscribe!