Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Vox, Vogue, Salon, Glamour, Business Insider, Los Angeles Review of Books, Jewish Review of Books, and Religion & Politics, among others. Avital is an adjunct at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and taught journalism at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women. Previously, she was the Life editor at the Forward, and a reporter for Haaretz. She is a recipient of honors from the Atlantic, Moment, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and elsewhere. Avital does pastoral work alongside her husband Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt in their synagogue, the Altneu, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.