Join our conversation with Alix Wall, an award-winning journalist who’s passionate about food, Jews, and love stories.
Alix is a contributing editor at J. The Jewish News of Northern California, where she writes a regular column about Jews in the food industry. She also contributes love stories to the Vows section of The New York Times. In addition, Alix is the founder of Illuminoshi, a networking group that she calls “The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals.”
One of Alix’s newest projects is a documentary-in-progress, The Lonely Child, that she’s writing and producing about a Yiddish lullaby called “Dos Elnte Kind.” The lullaby was written inside the Vilna Ghetto during the Holocaust, and Alix’s mother is the girl in the song — a hidden child. Alix is making this film to keep the song alive and tell the stories of her mother and grandmother. The film explores themes of inherited memory and trauma, music and art as resistance, and the song’s surprising relevance amid today’s global refugee crisis.
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