Jesse Bernstein is Books section editor/staff writer at the Jewish Exponent, a Philadelphia Jewish tabloid.   He earned an English degree  (minor in Journalism) in 2018 from the University of Rochester with Honors and High Distinction.  Jesse looks distinguished!


Mr. Bernstein,

I grew up in Philadelphia in a mixed heritage family. My father had an Orthodox Jewish background and my mother was Polish Catholic.

I recently completed an unusual brief memoir. The text is available on If you care to take a look at the text, it is at the following link:

Regards and stay safe!

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC