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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  • the Jew among the nations

    the Jew among the nations

      "Fifty years ago, prognosticators said: 'Antisemitism, it's a historical fact of the past. You don't have to worry about it.' They said: 'In 50 years, Israel will be a...

    the Jew among the nations

      "Fifty years ago, prognosticators said: 'Antisemitism, it's a historical fact of the past. You don't have to worry about it.' They said: 'In 50 years, Israel will be a...

  • are you actually protesting for Palestine? Or...are you just intimidating Jews?

    are you actually protesting for Palestine? Or.....

      THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE Protesting Holocaust survivors outside of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Yom HaShoah, or the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day. Shouting “shame on you!” at the...

    are you actually protesting for Palestine? Or.....

      THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE Protesting Holocaust survivors outside of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Yom HaShoah, or the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day. Shouting “shame on you!” at the...

  • yeah there's Jews at the protests...so what?

    yeah there's Jews at the protests...so what?

    to·ken·ism  the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to...

    yeah there's Jews at the protests...so what?

    to·ken·ism  the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to...

  • Yom HaShoah in light of 10/7

    Yom HaShoah in light of 10/7

    INTRODUCTION  Hamas carried out the October 7 massacre with the intention of evoking memories of the Holocaust. While the October 7 onslaught was obviously nowhere near as large in scale...

    Yom HaShoah in light of 10/7

    INTRODUCTION  Hamas carried out the October 7 massacre with the intention of evoking memories of the Holocaust. While the October 7 onslaught was obviously nowhere near as large in scale...

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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