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

Country Mouse in the City

I smile. The man stares back at me and I look away, embarrassed. I feel my ears growing hot and ...

“But What Do Your Parents Think?” (Part II)

Happy (Almost) Father’s Day! Here is our second installment of “But What Do Your Parents Think?” This time, we’re sharing ...

“But What Do Your Parents Think?” (Part I)

Around Mother’s Day last month, we started wondering what the Jewish mothers (and fathers!) thought about their sons and daughter ...

We’re Still Figuring Out What A Rabbi Looks Like

After you read this paragraph, close your eyes for a minute and picture a rabbi. Where is this rabbi? What ...

Mensch Madness, Game 1: Esther vs. Hannah!

In the South, we love our sports. March Madness is on the horizon and our minds are on the game! ...

Star Wars Shabbaton: The Force Was With Us

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a student who wanted to have a Star ...

Northern Sports Fan Transplanted into Southern Sportsland

When you’re not “from” the South, you have to get used to a few things when you move down here. ...