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New website helps young and Jewish navigate life


TAMPA—Get advice on negotiating the Jewish holidays off at your first job. Learn tips about how to live inexpensively in Israel for a year. Get insights into how to share living space with someone who keeps kosher when you aren’t.

You can do all of this and more on Better Than Bubbe (www.betterthanbubbe.com). The website is part of a global outreach and engagement initiative made possible by the Schoenbaum Family Foundation, and the Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Federation Alliance.

Better Than Bubbe expands beyond the solid, old-fashioned advice that Bubbes across the world have passed down to their grandchildren for generations. The site offers advice and how-tos on Jewish and general interest topics for the 20-something Jewish set around the world written by young Jewish adults who have lived through their 20s. Better Than Bubbe also gives young adults an opportunity to talk to each other in a freeform forum, and invites readers to submit their own questions about life issues they are facing.

“We are providing Jewish young adults a meaningful way to navigate their 20s, a critical time when they are searching for resources and connection,” said Lisa Robbins, Better than Bubbe’s director of All Things Bubbe. “We aren’t trying to replace the sage advice offered by Jewish grandmothers everywhere; we are creating a community for Jewish young adults to learn, interact and trade experiences with those who have already ‘been there’ before. Thirty-somethings might enjoy the site too, if nothing else but to share their knowledge and what they’ve learned.”

Better Than Bubbe will also spotlight young Jewish adults who are currently or who have successfully navigated their 20-something years, and who have made their mark on the world. These featured guests will offer pointers, advice and tips to other young Jews on specific topics to help them on their post-college journey.

For more information about the project, contact Lisa Robbins at 813-769-4723, or lisa@betterthanbubbe.com.


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