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OUR MISSION IS TO PREVENT ABUSE IN THE JEWISH DIVORCE PROCESS THROUGH EDUCATION, ADVOCACY AND COUNSELING.
It’s a Saturday night and I find myself underground in a dimly lit room at the Hawthorn, a cocktail lounge in San Francisco’s Financial District, holding a whiskey in one hand and a pink neon glow stick in the other.
The event I’ve just walked into is Jewbilee, proclaimed the “hottest monthly party for Jews in their 20s and 30s.” Jeremy Doochin, one of the organizers, has set his beer on the table between us so he can snap the glow stick around my wrist, turning it into a bracelet.
Get Jewish Divorce Justice is the only West Coast-based organization that addresses abuse in the Jewish divorce process, especially as it pertains to California law and rabbinic courts.
Though, at 25, I fall into the target age range for this event — and debatably am also a “cool Jew” — I’m not generally one who hangs out at straight clubs in San Francisco.
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Because Heshy Riesel grew in up in a Hasidic household and Rochelle Cohen grew up in a non-observant home, there weren’t many chances for them to meet.
If anything, they were Dear Aviva, I keep hearing marriage lectures that say texting your spouse throughout the day is not good because it will make you run out of things to say when you see each other, or otherwise lead to misunderstanding. — In Love and Texting Dear In Love and Texting, The only time you Dear Aviva, I really need help.