Our global community is going local! 

We’ve heard your requests to get offline and get together in-person! While REALITY alumni live in many locations, we have a few select cities with especially high concentrations of active participants, partners and opportunities. These thirteen cities are our 2019 hub communities: Atlanta, Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Denver, LA, London, Miami, Mexico City, NYC, Portland and Washington DC.

Hub communities are alumni-led and activated. Each hub has one to three chairs and is supported by several animators (alumni volunteers) who work together to organize local events and opportunities. To contact your hub leader, log into the Member Directory.

Events include Shabbat dinners, service projects, holiday celebrations and more! It’s up to the creativity of each community to organize. Information about hub activities will come from your city leaders. They will share details via email and in REALITY Facebook groups. Scroll down for a full list of our hubs, leaders and hub-specific Facebook groups.   

Of course, the REALITY Alumni Community Facebook group is still here for all your REALITY ideas, thoughts, articles, events and more!

No hub yet in your local community? Raise your hand and let us know if you’d like to take the lead by becoming a chair or animator! Email Caroline Friedman


Co-Chairs: Nakeya Bennett and Quisa Foster


Chair: Lisa Besserman

Bay Area

Co-Chairs: Toni Alejandria and Julia Winston

Facebook group


Chair: Margie Dillenburg


Co-Chairs: Mitch Perkal and Ellie Bahrmasel


Co-Chairs: Jennifer Kenning and Jesse Grossman

Los Angeles

Co-Chairs: Emily Slade and Grant Hughes

Facebook group


Co-Chairs: Serena Oppenheim and Lauren Hurwitz


Chair: Arlesha Amazan

Mexico City

Chair: Joanna Riquett

New York City

Co-Chairs: Liz Friedland and Vishal Sapra

Facebook group


Chair: Colin O'Brady

Washington DC

Co-Chairs: Anthony Robinson and Tait Sye

Facebook group