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Erica is a graphic designer, Judaica artist, writer, community organizer,
vocalist (mezzo-soprano) and performer.
After 22 years in the Boston area, she relocated
in September 2011 to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she lives with her partner, the actor Tom Giordano.
She currently spends her days at the
Ramaz School, a K-12 Orthodox Jewish day school on the Upper East Side,
working under the title "Marketing & New Media Associate" to manage their website content and online presence.
She grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana,
exurb college town about an hour outside of Chicago.
After graduating from Brandeis University in 1993, she
converted to Judaism in February 1996,
at the age of 23. For the ensuing 15 years, she was deeply involved at
Temple Beth Shalom (the Tremont Street Shul)
in Cambridge, MA.
She is popularly known as the Human Jukebox and will take all comers at
Encore. She still maintains the only
known fan site for 1990s Brandeis campus band Falling August.
She is a staunch supporter of
and Medical Students for Choice,
and a rabid adversary of
supermarket "rewards" cards
and the TSA.
Other things in which she takes a particular interest:
She had for many years the username
This legacy is preserved today in her line of shiny candylike 1" buttons,
She built this website by hand in HTML. She can
do that for you, too.