Alyx, palms outstretched, reads from a page of Talmud.

Alyx Bernstein

( she/her )

Alyx Bernstein, born and raised in London (and a proud adopted New Yorker), is a student studying Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary, which means that her living space is more of a library at this point. She comes to Team SVARA having interned at Keshet, JWA, Ta’amod, and Barnard’s Office of Admissions, which have all taught her the value of building radical, equitable, empowering, safe, and bold communities. Alyx is an alumna of Keshet’s Youth Shabbatonim and Yeshivat Hadar, a writer, and proud resident of the Bayit, Columbia University’s Jewish co-op. Outside of her learning, she enjoys good iced coffee, fantasy epics, and feel-good comedy TV shows.

Blog posts by Alyx Bernstein

Revealing An Innermost Grief

When I sat down to write this piece, I grappled with whether I wanted to write something timely or not.…

Lamenting Across Time

Growing up, my mum, whose grandparents hailed from the Jewish community of the island of Rhodes, would always cut any…

Our Friend, Torah

This learning is dedicated in memory of our trans siblings. May their righteous memory be for a blessing.  Last year,…