Allison Poirier

Allison Poirier served as a 2013-2015 ISJL Education Fellow, originally hailing from Massachusetts. She is now back in New England, studying to become a rabbi at Hebrew College.


Articles by Allison Poirier

Where Are You Lighting Your Lights?

After spending two years as ISJL Education Fellows serving the South, fellowship alumni often leave for places near and far ...

Throwback Thursday: Texas for the Holidays

After the end of my two-year term as an ISJL Education Fellow, I moved back to Massachusetts to begin rabbinical ...

Fellow Farewell: Allison’s Adventures

This is the second in a series of four farewell posts from the ISJL’s 2013-2015 Education Fellows, who will all begin ...

The Mikveh: Bringing Purity (Even To Tazria-Metzora Sermons)

This time of year, we read a very infamous Torah portion: Parashat Tazria-Metzora, a double Torah portion, which is widely ...

FINAL GAME! Mensch Madness 2015

This post was co-authored by Lex Rofes and Allison Poirier. Well, sports fans, Mensch Madness 2015 has been a whirlwind. ...

Seder Variations – A Passover Tradition!

I love Passover. I love spending time with my family, I love the food, and I love that we have ...

Mensch Madness Game 1: Ram vs. Little Goat!

This year’s Mensch Madness Baaaaaa-sketball Tournament opens with a play-in game between the #8 seed, One Little Goat from the ...

What Does a Southern & Jewish Sukkot Parody Look Like?

You know that song that’s been playing on the radio? That one with the really catchy tune that you just ...

What “Those Jews” Really Need

Throughout the high holiday season, we think a lot about judgment. It’s a heavy word, and also a word that ...

My First Time at Jewish Summer Camp

I have very fond memories of my first time at Jewish summer camp. It seems like it was only yesterday. ...