Ali, University City
Ali was new to Philly and was actively seeking ways to connect Jewishly in her new city. She had heard about Tribe 12 but was not sure it was for her. Tribe 12 has a reputation for being a whole lot of fun — a great place to meet new friends and potential “baes” at great events. Ali felt she might be younger than many that attended events and was religiously more observant than many of her peers, so was not sure if she should reach out to Tribe 12. We’re so glad that she did! Within less than a year, Ali found the network of Shabbat dinners Tribe 12 promotes, became a Tribe 12 Fellow, and on a recommendation from a Tribe 12 staff member traveled to Israel with Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, where she is now an active volunteer.