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Jessica Leving

A Chicago (ok, suburbs) native, Jessica holds a degree in journalism from Boston University and an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Jerusalem Post, The Arizona Republic, and Global Traveler Magazine. Jessica currently works in JUF's Marketing/Communications department. She spends her free time volunteering, putting copious amounts of sriracha on her food, and running (slowly) by the lakefront.

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Following in My Brother’s Footsteps … For 3.1 miles photo_th

As the older of two siblings, I like to think my younger brother Bill looks up to me. Not just because I was literally taller for the 15 years before he got his growth spurt – but, you know, because I am so wise and worldly, what with my six additional years of life experience and all.

18 Ways You Can Be Less Awful photo_md

Every year on the High Holidays, we think about what we can do to be better people in the year ahead. Well, change is like, hard, especially the self-improvement kind. So, we thought maybe it’s a bit more realistic to ask ourselves “how can I be less of a terrible person?”

18 Things You Should Do Before Rosh Hashanah_md

Not that we have anything against highs in the mid-70s, but as the calendar inches closer and closer to September (seriously, WHAT??), it’s kinda hard to believe that was it for summer this year. It’s been a joy pretending to live in northern California, but it’s time to face the truth, Oy!sters: fall and 5775 are fast-approaching, and with them sweaters, boots, and (even) cooler temps. We can practically taste the pumpkin spice lattes already.

18 Ridiculous Jewish Items You Can Buy on Amazon photo_md

Shopaholics, rejoice! In case you haven’t heard, Amazon recently launched an awesome charity initiative that will totally justify all those unnecessary late-night impulse buys. Just select your charity of choice (like, say, JUF) at and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of all qualified online purchases to your designated beneficiary.

That Teenage Feeling photo_th

Having spent three years of my life working with high school students, I believe I am qualified to make the following anthropological observation about teenagers: They have a lot of feelings.

18 Ways to Make photo_md

Are you a Meredith Grey seeking a Cristina Yang? A Nick Miller seeking a Schmidt? A Will seeking a Grace? We know how it is.

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