I’m Jewish and he’s Episcopalian. But I liked him and he liked me, and I thought this could be something great.
I started Cooking with Brian, a series of short videos that teach viewers how to create simple and nutritious Israeli dishes. I had my work cut out for me.
I just had to show up and everything would be done for me. It turned out that wasn’t the case.
“I’m adopted and I’m Chinese...But being Jewish has always been a part of my identity."
I was adopted from China when I was 1-year-old and raised in Florida. I grew up proud of my Jewish heritage and was active in my local Jewish community.
My mom is an Afro-Latina from the island of Hispaniola. My dad is German and Polish. I was raised Jewish, not overly involved but not unaffiliated, and with Jewish values.
I got involved with Texas Hillel my first year in college through the Latino-Jewish Student Coalition. As a non-Jewish student, I was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming everyone was.
“I grew up in an interfaith family. My mom is Catholic, and my dad is Jewish. My parents have given me the freedom and the education to explore both sides of my faith."