Meet the Judges
author, columnist, and award-winning journalist
Anita Diamant is known for bestselling novels including The Red Tent and The Boston Girl. Her new book, Period. End of Sentence. showcases her ability as a columnist, award-winning journalist, and author of six non-fiction guides to Jewish life.
theater-maker, actor, singer, Jewish educator
Rebecca Joy Fletcher is a theater-maker, actor, singer, Jewish educator, and public speaking presence coach. Originally ordained as a cantor, Rebecca now spends all her time touring, performing, and teaching.
Director of Education and Programming at the Bronfman Fellowship
Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. He is the Director of Education and Programming at the Bronfman Fellowship, the author of three poetry collections and two klez-jazz-poetry records. Jake is the poetry critic for Tablet Magazine.
Research Assistant for Judaica at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Abigail Meyer is the Research Assistant for Judaica in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously the head of the department of ceremonial and fine art at a leading Judaica auction house in New York City.
Alicia Jo Rabins
writer, musician, composer, performer, and Torah teacher
Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician, composer, performer, and Torah Teacher. She creates multi-genre works of experimental beauty which explore the intersection of ancient wisdom texts with everyday life.
queer Ashkenazi video and performance artist
Julie Weitz is a queer Ashkenazi video and performance artist whose interdisciplinary practice also includes writing, teaching, and activism.