Making Space for Millennial Jews with Molly Tolsky

26/04/2022

In this episode...

Karen sits down with Molly Tolsky, the founder and editor of Jewish culture site (and awesome Instagram account) Hey Alma and editor of Jewish parenting site Kveller. They chat about making space for Jewish Millennials to feel seen, the importance of showcasing diverse Jewish voices, and the joys of helping Jews connect with each other.

You’ll find out:

  • What it was like going from a very Jewish home community to a not-very-Jewish college
  • All about her music-themed Mollypalooza bat mitzvah – complete with a choreographed dance to “Welcome to Miami”
  • How writing brought her back into the Jewish world as an adult
  • How Molly got the idea to start Hey Alma
  • Dealing with online backlash
  • Why seeing Jews judge each other is the hardest thing about her job
  • All about those awesome Alma Classifieds you may have seen on Instagram
  • What sparks Jewish joy for Molly

 

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Today's Guest...

Molly Tolsky

Molly Tolsky is the founder and editor of Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site, and the editor of Kveller, a Jewish parenting site, both from 70 Faces Media. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in Tin House, the Forward, Modern Loss, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as well as several literary magazines. She lives in New Jersey where she and her husband are expecting their first child this spring.

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