Madison Jackson

Madison Jackson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Jewish Pen Pal Program, a non-profit organization which matches individuals with Jewish pen pals around the world in order to help people learn more about global Jewish life ( Madison is a 2019 graduate of Binghamton University where she received a double BA in Judaic Studies and English, and a minor in History. Her past experiences include editing documents for Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden; curating an exhibit on Jewish food from around the world for the Hanukkah House Museum in Binghamton, New York; and serving as a Goldman Fellow at the American Jewish Committee Central Europe office in Warsaw, Poland.

Articles by Madison Jackson

Main Characters in the Book of Ruth

Traditionally, the Book of Ruth is read on the second day of Shavuot each year. While the story is riveting ...

How Many Days is Shavuot in Israel?

In American Jewish society a joke has emerged over the past decades that supposedly summarizes all Jewish holidays: “They tried ...

Should You Sell Your Pet Before Passover?

Who knew pets had anything to do with preparation for the holiday?

The Jews of Kaifeng: China’s Only Native Jewish Community

Tolerance and assimilation led to the near-disappearance of a Chinese Jewish community over 1,000 years old.