Team

Co-Founder

Archie Gottesman

For more than 20 years, Archie and Stacy (see JewBelong co-founder) were the voice behind Manhattan Mini Storage NYC. Using politics, sex, pop culture, and plain old snark, they made Manhattan Mini Storage one of New York City’s most iconic brands. In addition to branding, Archie’s business experience includes HR, business operations, and real estate. She has sat on the boards of a number of organizations, including Foundation for Jewish Camp, Israel Campus Coalition, Kent Place School, Democratic Majority for Israel, Women’s Board of NJPAC, Zioness, and Animal Haven Shelter. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Archie and her husband, Gary DeBode, live in NJ and are the proud parents of 3 daughters and 3+ shelter dogs

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

“Because Judaism is a great product with lousy marketing. JewBelong is out to change that.”

Archie’s Fill in the Blanks:

– Karaoke? Count me in! I’m singing Goodbye Earl by the Chicks or Drunk on a Plane by Dierks Bentley!
– Bartender! Please make me a(n) vodka martini, extra olives, a little bit dirty.
– If I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross or You Make by World Go Round by Haul and Oates is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.
– Best musical? A Chorus Line.

Co-Founder

Stacy Stuart

Stacy has been a marketing professional for almost 30 years, including five years at Ogilvy and Mather, and 20 years working on the well-known advertising for Manhattan Mini Storage. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, New York University, and the Wexner Heritage Program. Stacy is a mom of three, wife, and animal lover currently residing with four rescue pets.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

“My Jewish journey began about 20 years ago when I learned (credit goes to my JewBelong Co-Founder, Archie) that all I needed to start was intention and curiosity. Little did I know back then that Hebrew school, challah, and belief in God were optional, and that Jewish values were inherently already mine. JewBelong was born out of the understanding that most Disconnected Jews (the group we lovingly call DJs at JewBelong) shared the same fears/misunderstandings that any of us do about not fitting in, being JewBarrassed, and so much more.”

Stacy’s Fill in the Blanks:

Don’t judge, but The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (great short stories!), notebook/pen, and a fan are on my nightstand.
– A talent I’d most like to have is singing or cooking.
– Bartender! Please make me a(n) Fleurdelisier in the backyard at Maison Premiere. Or a gin and tonic anywhere else.

Executive Assistant

Angela Church

Angela is an all around creative having worked in theatre, film, graphic design and mixed media. She obtained her Masters in London and now she and her side kick, Juniper, are loving the non-profit realm. She also loves to bake boozy cupcakes.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

“The team is so passionate and generous of spirit. It is legitimately a nice place to spend my days.”

Angela’s Fill in the Blanks:

– I absolutely refuse to share my soft pretzels.
– I can cook a mean spaghetti ala carbonara.
– The last time I forgot sunscreen was a bad day.
– Karaoke? Count me in! I’m singing “Son of a Preacher Man”.
– Bartender! Please make me a(n)French 75 with Bourbon.
– If Thriller is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.

Product Designer

Minh Tran

Minh grew up in Boston and moved around the globe until finally settling in Brooklyn – her favorite city to-date. Her career started in the healthcare industry, where she worked in clinical research before transitioning to web development + digital design. When not collaborating with the small but mighty JewBelong team, Minh enjoys sewing, cooking, and spending entirely too much time canoodling her dogs.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Very quick Jewbarrassment story?

“When I was in middle school I moved with my family to Jerusalem. We knew little to nothing about Judaism. During our first week in Jerusalem, we hopped in a car to go sightseeing. These were the days before smartphones and Google Maps, so we of course got lost. Long story short, we attempted to drive through Mea Shearim during Shabbat. We were horrified by our ignorance.”

Minh’s Fill in the Blanks:

– In high school, I was known for being a jock … the total opposite of adult me!
– My favorite TV show ever is obviously Seinfeld.
– Bartender! Please make me a nice peaty scotch on the rocks.

Marketing Consultant

Alex Thilen

Alex was born to a Finnish mother, a Finnish-Colombian father, spent his formative years in South Florida, and grew up speaking Swedish – the most commonly spoken language among his linguistic melting pot of a family. Alex began his marketing career in TV advertising before transitioning to a role spearheading digital strategy for Artnet, the world’s leading online resource for the international art market. Today, Alex is charged with leading all things digital at JewBelong with the mission to grow our community and spread the joy of Judaism through a quantitative, detail-oriented approach to marketing.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

Alex, while not Jewish, has spent his entire life in the vibrant Jewish communities of New York and South Florida. Alex grew up with a Kabbalist mother, his Finnish
ancestors played a role in an Underground Railroad that helped Jewish people escape persecution, and throughout his life, he has experienced the warmth and
inclusion of the Jewish community. Alex joined JewBelong to help Jewish people, and people like himself, who aren’t Jewish but are part of a Jewish community, to find the joy, meaning, and sense of connection that Judaism has to offer.

Alex’s Fill in the Blanks:

– Don’t judge, but everything is on my nightstand (seriously, this reminds me I need to organize).
– I absolutely refuse to share my Crystal Light Lemonade.
– Pets? You bet! Wally is a Corgi – she’s a big fan of her whole herd working from home!.
– Bartender! Please make me a mint julep.
– I can cook a mean shakshuka.

Board

Wendy Kesser

Wendy Kesser is Board President of JVS San Francisco, a Certified Divorce Coach (www.getwithwendy.com), humbled mom of twins, and political junkie with a soft spot for Jewish sass, pro sports, lemonade stands, and dog parks.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Because—finally!—being Jewish never means having to say you're sorry."

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"I'm standing arm-in-arm in a small circle with a dozen girlfriends when I realize I don't know the Havdalah blessing and the circle is so small, there's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide."

Wendy's Fill in the Blanks:

- The last time I forgot sunscreen was "never," said the girl whose Jewish mother made her wear a protective (cotton) T-shirt IN THE POOL as a kid..
- Aside from JewBelong, my favorite Instagram influencer/feed is mrandrewcotter.
- Karaoke? Count me in! I'm singing,"Don't Go Break-in' My Heart" (Elton John & Kiki Dee).
- Bartender! Please make me a(n) Chopin Martini, up, extra olives, please!.
- If Donna Summer's, "Last Dance," is playing, I'll be on the dance floor.

Alison Lebovitz

Alison Lebovitz is a PBS television host, professional speaker, podcaster, author, and nonprofit executive incapable of starting any conversation without mentioning that she is a Jewish girl from Alabama (case in point!). Driven by her community spirit, faith, and insomnia, Alison serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee Aquarium, Read20, UnifiEd, Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University, and of course, JewBelong. She graduated with honors from Brandeis University and holds an M.A. in radio/television/film from Northwestern University. She and her husband, Alan, live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they are raising three men(sches), Arthur, Abe and Levi.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Because I thought I was the only person who thought it was important to make Judaism fun, accessible, and engaging, like writing and producing annual puppet show musicals for Passover, until I met Archie and Stacy and found my kindred Jewish spirits!"

Alison's Fill in the Blanks:

- In high school, I was known for my enormous mane of curly hair, which I have tried to beat into submission every day since.
- I can cook a mean challah because there is no place to buy a decent one in Chattanooga.
- Bartender! Please make me a(n) old fashioned (what else did you expect from a Tennessee girl?).

Advisory Board

Dan Bucatinsky

Dan Bucatinsky is an award-winning actor as well as a writer, producer and best-selling author. He is best known for his Emmy-winning role as ‘James Novak’ on the hit Shonda Rhimes series, “Scandal”. In addition, he most recently starred as ‘Arthur’ in the feature film “Second Act,” opposite Jennifer Lopez and in Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film "The Post," starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Bucatinsky is the author of the best-selling book, “Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight” which he also narrated as an audiobook for Audible. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband, filmmaker Don Roos, and their two kids.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"I'm always confusing Sukkot with Simchat Torah and Purim and ... all of them really... after all the years of Sunday school? So embarrassing."

Dan's Fill in the Blanks:

- I absolutely refuse to share my actual age and weight.
- I can cook a mean Key Lime pie.
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was this morning.
- My favorite TV show ever is obviously, "I Dream of Jeanie."
- My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only.It's chewing books.
- Bartender! Please make me a Tequila Gimlet.
- If "Fame," (I do wanna live forever) is playing, I'll be on the dance floor.
- Best musical? Cabaret? Fiddler? Evita? Hard to pick.

Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Shoshana is a rabbi, author, radio broadcaster, and philanthropic advisor. She currently serves as Director of Leadership and Learning at Pears Foundation in London, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is passionate about making Jewish wisdom accessible and meaningful to people of all faiths.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Because Judaism is the most extraordinary tradition, but you have to immerse yourself and experience it in order to really appreciate it. JewBelong invited people to do that without JewBarrassment."

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"My sisters and I were the only Jewish children in the county where we grew up. I’ll never forget the first time I saw someone wearing tefillin and I thought it was some sort of strange S&M ritual!"

Shoshana's Fill in the Blanks:

- If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would play classical piano, my first love and still my best spiritual outlet.

- I absolutely refuse to share my killer Sudoku puzzle.

- In high school, I was known for being Drum Major of the marching band.

- I can cook a mean gazpacho.

- Best musical? Fiddler on the Roof - of course!

Yuval David

Yuval David is an innovative actor, host, and filmmaker. He is a captivating performer and compelling storyteller. As an actor, his credits include, “What Would You Do,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Michael J Fox Show,” “Beauty and the Beast,” in addition to productions with HBO, Comedy Central, DreamWorks, AFI, and theatres across the globe. Yuval’s work has been screened at more than 60 film festivals and taken home nearly 50 awards from international film festivals, including The Big Apple Film Festival, New York International Film Festival, NewFilmmakers Film Festival, Hollywood Just4Shorts Film Festival, Top Shorts Film Festival, Vegas CineFest International Film Festival, IndieFest, and Atlanta Film Festival. He is a go-to host and narrator for Jewish, Israeli, LGBTQ, Arts, Cultural and Humanitarian organizations and initiatives, including the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference, Shoah Foundation, the Jewish National Fund (JNF USA), and Stand With Us.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Judaism and being Jewish is being part of a religion, ethnicity, culture, nationality, and community. It is about inclusion and resilience."

Yuval's Fill in the Blanks:

- If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would perform character-schtik.
- In high school, I was known for for being the kid parents wanted their kids to be friends with.
- I can cook a mean gourmet experience.
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was a painfully red experience.
- My favorite TV show ever is obviously my own shows! I mean, I am an actor, tv host, and filmmaker.
- Don't judge, but absolutely nothing is on my nightstand.
- Aside from JewBelong, my favorite Instagram influencer/feed is all the fabulous people who follow JewBelong and me. There are so many fabulous feeds!
- Karaoke? Count me in! I’m singing in Yiddish!
- Bartender! Please make me a(n) spicy cocktail.
- If old-school dance music is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.
- Best musical? Cabaret

Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz

Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in July 2006. A strong advocate of social justice, Matt is a founding executive committee member of the Newark Coalition for Hope and Peace, an interfaith organization of Jews, Christians and Muslims that is committed to ending gang violence in Newark. He appears as a commentator on religion on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNN’s State of the Union.

Matt is married to Lauren Rutkin, who is a philanthropy advisor, and they are the proud parents of Jake, Natalia and Sadie. Rabbi Gewirtz is also an ardent fan of baseball (NY Mets) and football (NY Jets) and serves on the Newark Museum Council.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Because you guys get it. You totally get that we have a story to tell and wisdom to help bring meaning to our world....but also understand that we have down a lousy job at doing so....and you are creating a path where it is not only important, but attractive."

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"I have so many....especially when I applied to rabbinic school and they asked when the last time was that I read a book on Jewish history...and I honestly answered: 'The Fifth grade.' They still admitted me. They say the virtue of honesty as more important than my illiteracy. Thank God!"

Matthew's Fill in the Blanks:

- I can cook a mean Chicken on the pot (it is what my family calls it).
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was I always forget it. Yikes, I still love getting tan and yet I am hypochondriacal about getting cancer :).
- My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only. It's stealing food.....like the most food obsessive dog ever!
- Bartender! Please make me a(n) always a delicious single malt scotch....a really yummy and big one.
- Best musical? I still love Scapinio....Jim Dale....I can still feel the excitement.

Alex Halpern Levy

Alex Halpern Levy is a speechwriter and communications strategist based in New York. In 2016, he founded A.H. Levy & Co., a speechwriting and strategy consultancy that has advised high-profile leaders in business, media, philanthropy, politics, and academia. Before founding the consultancy, he worked as chief speechwriter to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, and as a clerk to Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court in Boston. He received his JD, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from NYU School of Law and his BA, with honors, from Wesleyan. He serves on the boards of the theater company Playwrights Horizons and the LGBTQ Victory Fund; and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Because a more inclusive, accessible Judaism is a more resilient, enduring Judaism."

Alex's Fill in the Blanks:

If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would build a LEGO castle.
I absolutely refuse to share my chapstick.
In high school, I was known for being loud.
I can cook a mean takeout order.
The last time I forgot sunscreen was never.
My favorite TV show ever is obviously Succession.
Don't judge, but two months of unread New Yorkers is on my nightstand.
Aside from JewBelong, my favorite Instagram influencer/feed is Lil Nas X.
My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only. It's loving me.
Karaoke? Count me in! I’m singing American Pie.
Bartender! Please make me a negroni.
If Gloria Gaynor is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.
Best musical? Fiddler, duh.

Bari Mattes

Bari Mattes is an independent strategic consultant working with non-profit and political organizations whose work is consistent with her personal mission of leaving the world a better place than she found it. In addition to lending her expertise to JewBelong, Bari also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Vera Institute of Justice and on the Board of Mentor Newark. Bari lives in Newark, NJ with a Westie named Maddie who - swear to God - thinks she’s a person. In addition to making the world a better place, Bari tries to make it a sweeter place too — she bakes as her own form of therapy and makes Passover desserts so good you’d want to eat them all year round.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"To me, the ethos of Judaism — tikkun olam — is universal and should be shared and embraced by all Jews (and non-Jews). JewBelong, with its inclusivity, embodies this v spirit. And, because I would do anything Archie asks me to do (except karaoke!)"

Bari's Fill in the Blanks:

- In high school, I was known for being both most likely to succeed and class cutter.
- My favorite TV show ever is obviously Real Housewives of NJ.
- Don't judge, but People magazine is on my nightstand.
- If "It’s Raining Men" is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.
- Best musical? Fiddler on the Roof (always but especially in Yiddish)

Rebecca Raphael

Rebecca is an LA girl (from the Valley!) turned New Yorker, a mom of three redheads, and a writer/editor specializing in book projects. Rebecca formerly worked as the head of digital for Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, and Katie Couric. Judaism brings her tremendous joy and meaning.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"My parents always invited people over for Shabbat dinner, even if they had no Jewish background, and welcomed them without judgment and with helpful explanations of rituals, no JewBarrassment at all. It’s my turn to do the same, and I don’t even have to host dinner to spread the Jewish love and knowledge, thanks to Archie."

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"I was never Bat Mitzvahed (is that the proper use of that verb? See what I mean?). I felt like it was all about cash & prizes, materialism not spiritualism, but I am still sometimes embarrassed and feel 'not really Jewish' because of it."

Rebecca's Fill in the Blanks:

- If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would read the Haftarah. For real.
- In high school, I was known for scrunching my curly hair with Aussie Scrunch Spray. Fine, I was also voted Most Likely To Succeed but what does that even mean?
- I can cook a mean absolutely nothing. Worst cook ever. Not even rice.
- Bartender! Please make me a tequila on the rocks, extra lime.
- Best musical? Rent, Hamilton, Billy Elliot.

Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner is best known as the villainous warden Natalie "Fig" Figueroa on Orange is the New Black for all 7 seasons, and won a SAG AWARD as part of the incredible cast. However, IRL she's an actress, activist, producer, and eco-momma who uses her superpowers for good. You can also catch her as Sunny on critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning Better Things on F/X x HULU, and Kiki Rains on HBO's The Deuce. Also, she both starred in & produced the Sundance Film Festival hit Equity & Tribeca Film Festival favorite Egg, which is 100% fresh on ROTTEN TOMATOES. A few other recent adventures include getting naked in an Emmy Award-winning episode of Broad City, and going head to head against Annalise on How To Get Away with Murder. She loves working as a change-maker for women. As an advocate for women's rights & climate change initiatives, she is on the global advisory board of TIMES UP, on the board and an ambassador for GDIM, and even started an eco-fashion initiative, Livari. Alysia has been invited to speak at The White House, The United Nations, Google, Cannes Lion, Women's Media Summit, Collision, and countless film festivals and other events about breaking barriers for women in all fields, specifically the entertainment industry. And she's really proud to have been awarded the Persistence of Vision Award by the Women's Media Summit, the Sarah Powell Leadership Award by the Women's Prison Association, the MUSE Made In NY Award from The Mayor's office & New York Women in Film and TV, the Moves Power Women Award, the Pioneer in Filmmaking Award, and the Collaboration Award from the Coalition for Women in the Arts and Media.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"One of my goals is life is that everyone feels like they belong; that we are all part of one big family of imperfect loveable humans. JewBelong does this for Judaism - a safe, judgement free space of belonging."

Alysia's Fill in the Blanks:

- I absolutely refuse to share my coffee or dark chocolate depending on time of day.
- In high school, I was known for dating much older men.
- I can cook a mean truffle matzoh ball soup (check me out on #CelebrityChopped when I use some special secret ingredient of extra truffles..).
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was when Liv was a baby - I covered her with SPF 150 and forgot about myself and hot sunstroke. #jewishmother.
- Don't judge, but lube is on my nightstand.
- My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only. My dog Enzo is great at pushing my computer off my lap to snuggle.
- Bartender! Please make me a jalapeno martini.

Tamar Remz

Tamar is Chief Partnerships Officer at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. As a change-making and volunteer leader, Tamar sits on the boards of Moishe House, Open Mind Platform, At The Well, Educational Alliance, and the 14th Street Y. Prior to holding professional roles in philanthropy, Tamar worked in startup e-commerce with Rent The Runway. Born in NYC and raised in Newton, MA by parents who met at Camp Ramah in New England, Tamar returned to New York to pursue Bachelors's and Master's degrees from New York University. Tamar lives in New York City, though (during non-COVID times) you will regularly find her at Shabbat dinner tables across the world.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"I love that JewBelong is making Judaism accessible, meaningful AND fun. And I believe in the dream team of Archie and Stacy!"

Tamar's Fill in the Blanks:

- The last time I forgot sunscreen was when I was in israel, and getting SPF 30 or higher in the Holyland takes a good effort.
- Bartender! Please make me a very dirty martini with blue cheese olives.
- If anything by Michael or Janet (Jackson - of course) is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.

John Schreiber

John Schreiber is President and CEO of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Born in Queens, New York, John was bar mitzvah in 1968 at Temple Israel of Jamaica, and has been an intermittent attendee at high holiday services ever since. An Emmy and Tony award winning producer, John’s career has spanned festivals, concerts, television, film and theater. He is married to Virginia McEnerney, has three sons in their 20’s, and lives in Brooklyn.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"I love the reality of a faith inspired organization that accepts me for who I am — only vaguely observant yet happily and authentically engaged in the culture Judaism inspires."

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"Frozen egg rolls! My mother was raised in a kosher household, married my father who couldn’t speak a word of Hebrew, and kept a quasi-kosher household when I was growing up. One weekend when my parents were away, a strictly kosher uncle and aunt watched my brothers and I. Prior to their arrival, my mother emptied the freezer of everything treyf—- which heartbreakingly included a full box of ChunKing frozen egg rolls!"

John's Fill in the Blanks:

- If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would sing a medley of songs by the Gershwins.
- I absolutely refuse to share my collection of vintage Matchbox cars.
- In high school, I was known for my rapier keen wit and fear of girls.
- I can cook a mean bowl of oatmeal.
- My favorite TV show ever is obviously The Days and Nights of Molly Dowd. Gotta love Blair Brown.
- Don't judge, but David Copperfield is on my nightstand.
- Aside from JewBelong, my favorite Instagram influencer/feed is nothing. I avoid social media at all costs. Slippery slope, my friend.
- My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only. It's barking at buses. Consistently annoying and unfixable.
- Karaoke? Count me in! I’m singing,“If I Ruled The World” (Tony Bennett version).
- Bartender! Please make me a(n) Vesper — 2 parts vodka, 2 parts gin, one part Lillet.
- If The Basie Band is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.
- Best musical? Bette Midler’s version of “Hello, Dolly.”

Rabbi Susan Silverman

Susan was named one of The World's Sexiest Rabbis. That's all you need to know.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"In my mid-twenties I decided in a rush of enlightenment that I wanted to be a rabbi. The fact that I I had no Jewish knowledge or experience did not deter me. On a late Friday afternoon, after a long work week (I was a teacher at a school for at-risk teens) I called HUC-JIR and asked for the Director of Admissions. The receptionist said he was gone for the day. 'Oh, okay,' I said. 'I'll call back tomorrow.' To which she replied, in a booming God-like voice, "Tomorrow is the Sabbath!" I'm sure I thanked her, but all I remember about that moment is thinking, 'Oh FUCK! I hope I didn't give my name.'"

Susan's Fill in the Blanks:

- If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would cry.
- In high school, I was known for In graduation superlatives, I was named Class Flirt.
- Best musical? Purlie.

Noa Tishby

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, actress, producer, writer and activist Noa Tishby made history with the sale of, "In Treatment" to HBO: the first Israeli television show to become an American series. Her U.S. acting credits include, "The Island," "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past," "Star Trek," "Big Love," "CSI," "Dig" and "The Affair." She was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Jews in the World and was on Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Power list of international executives. Her first book “Israel: a Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth”, is forthcoming on April 6th 2021 from Free Press. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv and has a son, Ari.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"Why not? (*Answering with a question, obviously.)"

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"First year after I moved to LA form Israel I forgot it was Rosh Hashana. That night I found myself at a sushi restaurant with an Australian and a British friend, and when they asked me what is that we are celebrating... Crickets. I had no idea. That never happened since."

Noa's Fill in the Blanks:

- If I were on "America's Got Talent," I would Sing!
- I absolutely refuse to share my Nutella.
- I can cook a mean Chicken soup Matzo Balls. I know everyone says it, but I swear I will win any contest.
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was Shit. Wait. I'll be right back.
- My favorite TV show ever is obviously, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
- Don't judge, but on my nightstand is many, many of my son's books. If you do judge me for it, you're clearly not Jewish.
- My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only. It's chewing on squeaky toys when I am on Zoom.
- Karaoke? Count me in! I’m singing, “Sweet Child of Mine.”
- Bartender! Please make me a(n) Rose.
- If ABBA is playing, I’ll be on the dance floor.
- Best musical?Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Steven Weber

New York born, father to two beautiful Neanderthals, doing the best he can, actor.

Steven's Fill in the Blanks:

- In high school, I was known for my bacne.
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was this morning.
- Don't judge, but a telescoping steel self-defense baton is on my nightstand.
- Karaoke? Count me in! I'm singing, "MacArthur Park".
- Best musical? Carousel.

Ethan Zohn

Survivor: Africa winner, former pro soccer player, Grassroot Soccer co-founder, inspired philanthropist, 2x cancer survivor, motivational speaker, author, medical cannabis advocate, big dreamer, pickle freak.

Let’s talk Jewbelong!

Why JewBelong?

"It's time to "re-brand" being Jewish. and JB is the cool, new, trendy, no judgment, all inclusive one stop shop for all things Jewy."

Do you have a quick JewBarrassment story?

"When I was playing Survivor Africa in 2001, I won a mystery plate of food...which happened to be a big breakfast plate full of ham, bacon, butter and pancakes. Shame on CBS TV!!!! How dare you give a starving, Jewish kid free ham on TV in front of 27 million viewers. Moral of the story, I didn't eat the ham and went win the $1mm and become the first Jewish winner of Survivor."

Ethan's Fill in the Blanks:

- I absolutely refuse to share my mom's brisket recipe.
- The last time I forgot sunscreen was Playing Survivor on The Edge Of Extinction in Fiji.
- My favorite TV show ever is obviously Seinfeld ... and Survivor.
- Don't judge, but an electronic nail file is on my nightstand.
- Aside from JewBelong, my favorite Instagram influencer/feed is #TheCabinChronicles .
- My dog/cat is great at 1 thing and 1 thing only. It's hiding in cardboard boxes.
- Karaoke? Count me in! I'm singing,"REM: It's the End of the World as We Know It".
- Bartender! Please make me a Paloma.
- Best musical? Damn Yankees.

Sign up for eternal bliss and inner peace. (JK, but we will send you fabulous emails once in awhile.)

Woohoo, thanks for signing up!

Stay tuned for occasional emails about all things Jewish.

Your saved faves, all in one convenient place!

Why make an account and save your favorite JewBelong stuff? Because someday Jack is going to get off his ass and pop the question and you’re going to get to plan that wedding you've been thinking about since third grade.

sign up

or

log in

Every time someone signs up for our emails a Jewish angel gets its wings! Subscribe here.

Congratulations! You're in.

Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.

Congratulations! You're in.

Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.

email
Remembered your password? Log In

Log In

It makes us happy to know that you’re back. Have a great day!


Don't have an account? Sign up
Forgot your details? Reset password

Why make an account?

Because why use any of your precious brain cells to remember where you kept those great readings that you’ll use someday at Jeffrey’s B Mitzvah? Make an account, keep the readings there. Easy peasy. The only thing you’ll need to remember is your password, and from personal experience that’s hard enough.


Already have an account? Log In

Congratulations! You're in.

Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.

got it