Alanna Kleinman

Alanna (Lonnie) Kleinman is the ISJL's first Community Engagement Fellow.


Articles by Alanna Kleinman

Shavuot & Social Justice

As we are approach the end of the Counting of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot, I’m ...

Beyond “Cute” & “Sweet”: Truly Respecting Our Elders

I recently watched this great animated clip from StoryCorps. The woman featured in the clip, Kay Wang, immediately reminded me ...

Mensch Madness Game 3: Golem vs. Big Fish!

Today’s game is a competition of strategies, offense versus defense in a fight between two BIG competitors: The Golem, and ...

Social Media, Social Justice, and Social Self-Selection

We live in a world dominated by social media, and for an increasing number of us it’s how we get ...

“Selma”: It’s Not About The Jews, And That’s Okay

This piece was written jointly by Lonnie Kleinman and Lex Rofes. An article about the soon-to-be-released film Selma recently appeared ...

Re-Dedicating My Hanukkah

About this time last year, I remember walking around the streets of Jerusalem, counting the menorahs I could see in ...

Is it Good to Be a Voluntourist?

I’ll admit, sometimes I browse Buzzfeed . In particular, since I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky, I often look at ...

One Place Can Be Many Different Spaces

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Tenement Museum in New York City. The museum, which ...

Mishkan in Mississippi

The last thing I imagined to find when I moved to Mississippi? A tabernacle. Over the years, I’ve learned a ...

Seek Stories, Not Stereotypes

There’s one page I follow obsessively on Facebook: Humans of New York. Brandon, the photographer and author behind HONY, approaches ...