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.
Previously, she was the Life editor at the Forward and a reporter for Haaretz. She is a recipient of awards and fellowships from the Atlantic, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Religion News Association, and the 92nd Street Y. Avital has taught journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, and her fiction has appeared in Fiction magazine, the Florida Review, Tablet, and Moment.
Avital does pastoral work alongside her husband Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt in the synagogue they co-founded, the Altneu, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.