Awards & honors

“Home… is not nowhere,” long-listed in The Sunlight Press Essay Contest, 2022

“Crossroads: neither here nor there,” Finalist in Chestnut Review Prose Chapbook competition, 2021

Amen, Nominated for Best of Net anthology, Sunlight Press, 2021 and Finalist in Exposition Review’s Flash 405 themed contest, 2020

“Repeat the Enchanting,” First Place flash contest winner and nominated for Pushcart Prize, Midway Journal, 2020

Uprooted, First Place contest winner, Baltimore Review, 2019

Topography of a Tongue, Runner-up in themed contest, Headway, 2019

Seven Definitions of Secret [See-krit], nominated for Pushcart Prize, Negative Capabilities Press, 2019

“Une tête américaine,” long-listed for Lunch Ticket’s Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2019

Neither Here Nor There, Finalist in New Millennium Writings Monthly Muse on Home, 2018

Fifty Days of Summer, 2014, nominated for Pushcart Prize, Ascent, 2018

“The Fabric of Peace,” Finalist in Crab Orchard Review’s 2017 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, 2018

Things Lost, Things Found, nominated for Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays, Under the Sun, 2016



“Sounds Like,” Micropodcast, 2021

Fire in my Mind, Remix Mishkenot Sha’ananim International Writers’ Festival, 2020

The View from Masada, Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season, NPR, 2018

Call to Prayer, One-Minute Memoir, Brevity, 2018


Literary journals

 Other in Israel: Eight Definitions,” Fiction International Refugee issue, forthcoming 2023

“The Land With Promise,” “Tweezers,” and “So,” Doubleback Review, 2022

 “Right to Return,” Barren Magazine, 2022

Simple Question, Compressed–A Journal of Creative Arts, 2021

“In Front of the Full-Length Mirror, Bacopa Literary Review, 2021

“The Perks of Imperfection and Slow Dance, Quarter After Eight, 2021

Suspended Animation,” Consequence Magazine, 2021

The G-Word and The Language of Longing, Ruminate, 2021

“Ricochet,” The Citron Review, 2021

“Crack, (mac)ro(mic), 2021

“Une tête américaine,” Stonecoast Review, 2021

“Ascension,” Bending Genres, 2020

Sounds Like, The Gravity of The Thing, 2020

Between Them, The Maine Review, 2020

“Obsolete,” Atticus Review, 2020

Oxeye Daisy, CHEAP POP, 2019

90 Seconds to Shelter: If an air raid siren didn’t sound and I didn’t have to run for cover then I would, Bacopa Literary Review, 2019 

Illusion of Harmony, Barren-Magazine, 2019

The World Fell at our Feet, Miracle Monocle, 2018

A Wondering Jew, The New Haven Review, 2018

“Here,” Under the Gum Tree, 2018

No Going Back, 1966 Journal, 2018

Hiraeth, “The Land With Promise, and “Tweezers, The Tishman Review, 2018

Circles and Words, The Sunlight Press, 2018

Muddled Emotions of a Demented Man, Pithead Chapel, 2018

Father, Son, Gravel, 2018

Time’s Up, Manifest Station, 2018

Collateral Beauty, Citron 10: Celebrating 10 Years of the Short Form, The Citron Review, 2019/2017

December 13, 2007, past-ten, 2017

“Visiting My Ultra-Orthodox Brother, a World Apart, The Forward, 2017

So, Thread, 2017

Belongings, SFWP Quarterly, 2017

My Brother’s Face, Full Grown People, 2017

“Sealed, The Coachella Review, 2017

“An Analphabetic Story of Consonants,, 2017

In Between Dreams, Iron Horse Review blog on State of the Union, 2017

When Worlds Collide: Writers Exploring Their Personal Narrative in Context, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, 2017

Boxed In, The Citron Review, 2016

Gas Masks and Wedding Vows,” Hippocampus Magazine, 2016

“More Ways Than One,” Indian River Review, 2015

“The View from Masada,” Drash Northwest Mosaic, 2012

“Belongings,” The Griffin, 2011

“The Other Woman,” Northwestern Alumni Magazine, 2010

“In the Name of Peace,, 2010

“At Gilda’s,” Hospital Drive: Words, Sounds, Images, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2009

“Birthday Wishes,” Mom Writers’ Literary Magazine, 2007

“Simone,” Mom Writers’ Literary Magazine, 2007

Three for the road: Husband, wife and the ‘other woman’,” San Francisco Chronicle, 2006

“In the car and under her spell,” Car & Travel, 2006

“Visiting Day: Afternoons with Hilda and Arthur,”, 2006


“Sleep Like a Midlife Woman,” The Pandemic Midlife Crisis Gen X Women on the Brink, 2021

“Of Zero Chroma,” Art in the Time of Covid 19, San Fedele Press, 2020

“Consonance of Akko,” Flash Nonfiction Food:  91 Very Delicious, Very True, Very Short Stories, 2020

“Lucky to be Here,” My Brush with Death anthology, 2015

“Le Cahier de Fabienne,” Dumped: Women Unfriending Women, 2014

“Betrayed by My Own Tongue,” DimeStories: California, New Mexico, and Beyond, DimeStories, 2014

“Berlin,” Be There Now: Travel Stories from Around the World, 2012

“Making Peace,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking, 2012

“Mother Knew Best,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride, 2012

“At Gilda’s,” Saying Goodbye: to the people, places and things in our lives,, 2011