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Greetings JITC friends and fans! It’s been a while since I updated you on the latest news around here, so I figured with my girls on break from school this week, it would be a good time for a quick, easy post to bring you all up to speed.

A couple months ago, Jewish Life Television contacted me and offered JITC  a season worth of episodes on their network. They would be full length, reality-style episodes. I told them I’d think about it. We have a concept in Judaism that when we die we’ll be able to watch our lives in the world to come. I’m just not so sure I want to watch (or show) my life in this world!

Jewish Television Network also recently contacted me and they will soon be featuring JITC videos on their site, which will hopefully draw more traffic to

And finally, was in touch and asked me to give some classes on their site. Their technology is very cutting edge in that the teacher and students can see each other and hear each other as anyone who wants to can use a webcam and microphone to participate in the discussion.

I’d love to know what you’d want me talk about. Please email me at if you have any questions you’d like answered or topics you’d want me to address. The style of the class will be a discussion/Q&A.

Though my newborn baby sleep deprivation is continuing (prayers of him sleeping well are always welcome!) I’m getting closer to filming new episodes and will let you know when there’s news on that front.

And finally, since I have you here, please take a moment to vote for JITC on the Blogger’s Choice Awards (it’s been the highest rated Jewish blog in the religion category for the last two years – let’s make it three!) Also, show  your JITC support on Facebook, twitter, and YouTube.




  1. I think what your “audience” might respond well to (at least a lead off session) is something like “a day in the life of an observant Jew”…what are all the “jewish” thing you do in a day (particularly those that non-observant Jew might not know about)…when and why do you pray, what decisions guided by halacha do you face in an average day….how do you teach your children prayers, what do you feel like you should do that you are just to busy to get to, etc….just a thought.

  2. Please keep us up-to-date about the reality show–I would love to see that!

  3. searchinmyroots : February 6, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I’m not sure a “reality” show would be in your best interest. Just my opinion, as I see you in a much different role in life. That is one of a teacher of truth. Although a reality show may somehow be a way of teaching, I believe there are better ways. Just by watching your videos I can tell you have found some of “the better way”.

    You have discovered a unique way to reach people. A way that is interesting, funny, to the point and educational all at the same time.

    I would stick to what you feel you do best and not what others may want you to do. Although it is good to listen to other ideas, your decision as to what is best should prevail.

    I know Hashem will lead you in the right direction.

    Kol Tov

  4. Allison, I think all of the ideas presented are wonderful! Mazal tov! I agree with the Karen, about showing the life of an orthodox Jew, parts that most are not familiar with , What is Shabbos? How does one “do” Shabbos, what is a Shul? what is davening, etc…Im sure you have a plethora of ideas you are so creative that way, and make everything very JITC style. I think the public would LOVE it! Can’t wait to see what comes up!

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