Looking for (Jewish) Educators

Would anyone be interested in teaching with Torahverse, the new company I’m working for? They teach middle school and high school kids online or in person. The following subjects: Ivrit Conversational Ivrit Beginner Alef-Bet, Bar Mitzvah and bat Mitzvah i Experiental halacha Torah Chidon-style rigorous Chumash Navi Gemara for beginners Mishna by memory Painting Krav… Continue reading Looking for (Jewish) Educators


The First Shabbat

This past Shabbat was the first time that we spent it with friends outdoors and indoors in masks. I hadn’t realized just how much I missed quality time with friends until that moment when we were sitting around just chatting in my mother-in-law’s backyard. I hadn’t seen any friends in-person in over a year. This… Continue reading The First Shabbat


The Rewards of Teaching Online

I have been teaching online for almost two years now. It has been the first time I’ve been able to work in a decade and a half outside of the freelance writing and public speaking I did when I lived in New York. I missed teaching so much that even all these years later, a… Continue reading The Rewards of Teaching Online


Are you there, G-d? It’s me Aliza

Since when I last updated my blog, the world is very different and not just for me. We’re currently in the middle of a pandemic and I haven’t seen my any of my close friends in-person since early 2020. I haven’t written anything in way too long. I’m completely out of practice. Instead of writing,… Continue reading Are you there, G-d? It’s me Aliza


A Member of Two Tribes: Native American and Jewish

Native American AND Jewish? A member of two tribes, Emily Bowen Cohen is giving a talk at CSUN next Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30 about my comics. There are ten seats open to the public. She will talk about my experiences growing up Native American and Jewish. She will also also talk about my joy… Continue reading A Member of Two Tribes: Native American and Jewish

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Get matched & help a family in Puerto Rico

It might surprise some of you that this self-described Jewminicana actually has a Puerto Rican great-grandfather. I am 7/8 Dominican and 1/8 Puerto Rican. My great-grandfather Demetrio Marrero-Vasquez (pictured below with me in his lap) was a Boricua through and through. I am often asked by people, both Dominican and not, who wonder aloud that… Continue reading Get matched & help a family in Puerto Rico


Follow me on Facebook

Back by popular demand, I’ve resurrected my old Facebook fan page for this blog. Many of you have contacted me with friend requests after noticing that I had deactivated the page, which had fallen dormant. Here is the new link: https://www.facebook.com/jewminicana/. If you’re not on Facebook, you can always follow me on Twitter or other social… Continue reading Follow me on Facebook


Queen of Amazon

A little known fact about me is that I review free products for Amazon Vine. Before I had my now 22-month-old son, I used to review every single thing that I posted on Amazon and I was one of the top 2,000 reviewers. That sounds really cool but honestly I wanted to crack the top… Continue reading Queen of Amazon


This is what Jewish looks like

Thank you Arel Moodie at The Art of Likability for making my day with this photo. Want this shirt brought to you by Jews in All Hues and other similar swag? Check out the JIAH Swag for more goodies. Follow Arel on Twitter and Facebook! Follow Jews in All Hues on Twitter and Facebook!  


2006: Where was I when this happened?

I was very sick in 2006 so I somehow missed this or my most recent affliction, Mommy Brain, caused it to be erased from my brain. My husband wants me to send this to my father, who by the way went to high school and college here after his mother emigrated to New York City… Continue reading 2006: Where was I when this happened?