Debbie is a Jewish, Israeli, and Latina author, educator, content creator, and artist, specializing in Jewish history and antisemitism. 

She is well-known in Jewish spaces for condensing complex, multilayered, nuanced, and obscure Jewish history topics into more easily accessible education.

Get in touch with Debbie for speaking engagements, consulting, content writing, and more. For inquiries, please email Raquela Cohen at admin@rootsmetals.com

photo: Alexandra Pettinato

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  • intifada washing

    intifada washing

      WHITEWASH (verb) deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about (someone or something). (Oxford Dictionary)   DOGWHISTLE (noun) an expression or statement that has a secondary meaning intended...

    intifada washing

      WHITEWASH (verb) deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about (someone or something). (Oxford Dictionary)   DOGWHISTLE (noun) an expression or statement that has a secondary meaning intended...

  • in broad daylight

    in broad daylight

    It's 2024, not 1933.  Crowds of thousands are chanting for the indiscriminate murder of Jews in major western cities. why do you continue to gaslight us? Intifada: indiscriminate suicide bombings,...

    in broad daylight

    It's 2024, not 1933.  Crowds of thousands are chanting for the indiscriminate murder of Jews in major western cities. why do you continue to gaslight us? Intifada: indiscriminate suicide bombings,...

  • how to be an ally

    how to be an ally

    LISTEN TO US Antisemitism has been on the rise for the past few years, but since October 7, antisemitism is at the highest levels it has been since the 1930s....

    how to be an ally

    LISTEN TO US Antisemitism has been on the rise for the past few years, but since October 7, antisemitism is at the highest levels it has been since the 1930s....

  • anti-Zionist racism

    anti-Zionist racism

      WHAT DO JEWS LOOK LIKE? Jews can look like anyone. Though historically racialized, the Jewish people are a nation and ethnoreligious group — that is, an ethnic group with...

    anti-Zionist racism

      WHAT DO JEWS LOOK LIKE? Jews can look like anyone. Though historically racialized, the Jewish people are a nation and ethnoreligious group — that is, an ethnic group with...

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  • American Jewish Committee (AJC) Los Angeles had the pleasure of hosting Debbie to speak at our annual meeting for our young professional’s network, ACCESS. The program focused on addressing antisemitism in a digital age. With antisemitism increasing across the world in various manifestations, we felt Debbie was the perfect representative of the online Jewish advocacy community.

     

    The program included a moderated discussion with Debbie followed by a Q&A with the audience. She could not have been received with more enthusiasm. She discussed her experience with online advocacy with incredible eloquence and tact. It is challenging to address growing concerns of antisemitism without causing alarm, but Debbie did so in a way that left the audience inspired to engage with Jewish advocacy online and beyond.


    - Alissa Bernstein, American Jewish Committee