To read about the impact Jew in the City is having on our readers, click here for our testimonials page.Allison Josephs has been involved in the field of Jewish Outreach for over fifteen years, working at Partners in Torah, Sinai Retreats, and NCSY, and is the Partner in Torah mentor to actress Mayim Bialik.
Allison has appeared on numerous television and radio networks including CBS, TLC, The Hallmark Channel, Huff Post Live, Associate Press TV, and NPR; her articles have appeared in numerous publications including the anthology Like Water on a Rock, The Washington Times, Kveller, and The Forward.
She is a sought-after international lecturer whose corporate clients include Con-Edison and NYU Langone and hosts a weekly radio show on the Nachum Segal Network.
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. in Communications from Boston University, she has worked at ad agencies such as Young & Rubicam and Elie is the Creative Director and owner of Elie Creative LLC.
People call me “Jew in the City,” but Jew in the City is so much more than one person!
Allow me to introduce you to our mission and all the wonderful people who dedicate their time and efforts behind the scenes to make Jew in the City what it is!
Unfortunately, most non-Orthodox Jews and non-Jews have a very negative perception of Orthodox Jews and Judaism.When they think of Orthodoxy, words like backwards, repressed, outdated, sexist, and anti-scientific often come to mind.Scandals that reinforce these misconceptions hit the papers all too often.Popular movies, books, and TV shows repeat negative stereotypes about religious Jewish people and their lifestyles. ) This is the battle that Jew in the City has been fighting since 2007. To break down stereotypes about religious Jews and offer a humorous, meaningful look into Orthodox Judaism.Jew in the City is reshaping the way society views Orthodox Jews and Judaism through social media, corporate cultural diversity training seminars, lectures, and consulting services.The JITC team publicizes the message that Orthodox Jews can be funny, approachable, educated, pro-women and open-minded—and that Orthodox Judaism links the Jewish people to a deep and beautiful heritage that is just as relevant today as it ever was.