Allison Josephs

Ronit Avni

Allison Josephs is the founder and director of Jew in the City whose mission is to break down stereotypes about religious Jews and offer a humorous, meaningful look into Orthodox Judaism through the power of new media. She is the Partner in Torah mentor to actress Mayim Bialik and was named one of NJOP’s Top Ten Jewish Influencers in 2012 and one of the Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 in 2013. Allison has been quoted or written about in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Yahoo News. She has been interviewed on television and radio, including programs such as “What Not To Wear,”Associate Press TV, and NPR; her articles have appeared in numerous publications including the anthology Like Water on a Rock, The Washington Times, The Jewish Press, and The Forward. She lectures around the country and on WebYeshiva. She received her Bachelor in Arts from Columbia University in Philosophy and lives with her husband and four children minutes from the George Washington Bridge.


Breaking the Box: Multifaceted Jewish Identity