Alyx Bernstein

January 2, 2020


Alyx, born and raised in London (and a proud adopted New Yorker), is a Program Associate at The Jewish Education Project, where she supports Jewish educators across the country. She is a recent alumna of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she received two Bachelor’s Degrees in Comparative Literature and Talmud, and she is also a former fellow at Yeshivat Hadar. Her writing can be found on SVARA’s Hot Off the Shtender blog, JGirls+ Magazine, the Columbia Current, and Tablet.

Alyx is an alumna and leader of Keshet’s LGBTQ and Ally Teen Shabbatonim and was the co-chair of the first-ever Keshet Women and Girls Shabbaton. As part of SVARA’s Trans Halakha Project, she authored “The Androgynos in the Laws of Milah & Niddah,” a groundbreaking halakhic paper with new approaches to trans halakhah. Outside of her work, writing, and learning, she enjoys good iced coffee, fantasy epics, and feel-good comedy TV shows.