I’m a Jewish woman currently living in Cambodia with my husband and daughter. (You can read about our weekly Shabbat dinners here)
When I was 12 years old, I chose to become a vegetarian (and now I’m a vegan).
After getting a MA in counseling psychology in 2005, I went to India as an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) volunteer. Since then I have been living and working around the world on humanitarian, post-conflict, and development issues with the United Nations and several NGOs.
In 2013, I obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. I started Jewish Food Hero to get healthier food onto Jewish tables around the world.
The inside reason Jewish Food Hero started is because I felt alone and wanted to belong to a healthy community.
The outside reason Jewish Food Hero is that I realized that there were lots of Jewish women trying to create healthier families, and I wanted to create a community around this common desire for Jewish health.
Jewish Food Hero focuses on Food, Feelings and Finding Peace.
Food: One of those healthier choices I advocate for is centering your plate and diet around minimally-processed plant foods, which include vegetables, fruits, tubers, whole grains, and legumes (and excludes meat, dairy, eggs, and highly processed foods).
Feelings: feelings about food and eating, feelings about positive relationships, and everything else!
Finding Peace: inspiring personal stories, interviews with a Jewish women living all over the world, self-Support tools, educational lifestyle tips, and beautiful products for your life.
Inclusive of all religions and cultures, I highlight Jewish traditions in particular.
The Jewish Food Hero is not a single person, but a female archetype that calls out to the healthy heroine within each of us. It’s here to challenge you to transform your relationship with your mind, body, and spirit to create a new and healthy future for our world.
When I am not working on Jewish Food Hero, I am working as a psychotherapist and helping out at this school.
Please feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or to join me on Instagram and Facebook.