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 raquela@shevamanagement.com

photo: Alexandra Pettinato

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  • xenophobia is never ok

    xenophobia is never ok

    XENOPHOBIA (NOUN) Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)    ANTISEMITISM (NOUN) Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which...

    xenophobia is never ok

    XENOPHOBIA (NOUN) Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)    ANTISEMITISM (NOUN) Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which...

  • the lie of Israeli appropriation

    the lie of Israeli appropriation

    FOOD Given Jews have lived continuously in the Middle East for 3000 years, it’s no surprise Israelis, the majority of whom are Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews, share cultural foods with...

    the lie of Israeli appropriation

    FOOD Given Jews have lived continuously in the Middle East for 3000 years, it’s no surprise Israelis, the majority of whom are Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews, share cultural foods with...

  • Israelism: a review

    Israelism: a review

    SYNOPSIS  From the Israelism website:  “When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join...

    Israelism: a review

    SYNOPSIS  From the Israelism website:  “When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join...

  • by design

    by design

      INTRODUCTION Since the October 7 massacre, antisemitism worldwide has skyrocketed to levels reminiscent of the eve of the rise of the Nazis. Dozens of synagogues around the world have...

    by design

      INTRODUCTION Since the October 7 massacre, antisemitism worldwide has skyrocketed to levels reminiscent of the eve of the rise of the Nazis. Dozens of synagogues around the world have...

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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