We are committed to making the world a better place through the work we do...
The design for each product we publish is crafted carefully and intentionally with sustainability in mind, from our decision on sourcing materials, to how we think about packaging and shipping.
We believe in the concept of Hiddur Mitzvah, that beautiful objects are more likely to be treated with care, not abandoned or left in a landfill. This concept drives much of our decision-making process as we view each product we create to be a sacred object.
Meet the Team
We are a women-owned, women-run bicoastal crew that works at the intersection of tradition and innovation.
Amanda Herring, Co-founder
Amanda Herring is an experience curator and Jewish educator. She is currently the Manager of Jewish Life & Learning at the Edlavitch DC JCC. She is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech where she spent a semester at Haifa University and served as Hillel President. After graduation she worked at Hillel at VT, BirthrightNEXT in New York, and as Regional Director at the Israel on Campus Coalition. In 2018 Amanda received her Master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts at GW, and completed the JOFEE Fellowship in Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education with Hazon placed at OneTable in Washington, D.C.. It was there that she combined her passions for Shabbat and sustainable food which together can nourish and heal communities and ecosystems. Amanda enjoys long walks with her baby and dog (@MenschTheMastiffMix) and eating amazing food with her Husband, Greg, who is a whole animal butcher and chef.
Mo Golden, Co-founder
Mo Golden is an artist and educator with expertise in designing interdisciplinary curriculum, immersive learning, and interactive products. She holds an M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University where she was a Jim Joseph fellow, focusing on Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts. Mo holds a 620-hour certification in Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy from PCETI in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a concentration in using the arts in cross-cultural and coaching contexts. She was a Gilman International Scholar in Peru and Argentina during her undergraduate studies at The Evergreen State College. Mo taught at La Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires and has led for-credit and enrichment programming for undergraduate students of The Evergreen State College. Mo has lived/worked in Peru, Argentina, Spain, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. She has created curriculum and led trainings for Jewish organizations such as: HIAS, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Avodah, Atiq Maker Institute, Asylum Arts, and Mayyim Hayyim. Mo lives in Olympia, Wa. with her fiancé Ross, where she enjoys making up cocktail recipes, foraging for mushrooms, nettles, and berries in the woods, and holding epic day-long brunches.
Nora Berman, Program Manager
Nora Berman is a writer and filmmaker. She manages customer service, organizational relationships, and many other fun projects at Gold Herring. Nora is thrilled to be using both her creative and logistic brains for a Jewish female-led brand. She is a 2010 graduate of McGill University in Montreal, QC, where she co-wrote an acclaimed play Uphill Both Ways that was reprised upon request of the CBC. Nora is a repeat Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab semi-finalist: her screenplay BASHERT – an Orthodox queer romance — in 2020 and her screenplay PICK A COLOR in 2013. She honed her logistics expertise as a freelance 1st assistant director and scheduling producer in the film and advertising industries. Nora has lived in France and Israel where she studied at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies with Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and other international students. Nora is a New Yorker currently based in Portland, OR with her oleh husband Eitan, and a proud cat mother to Nefertiti and Lion. She can be found reading, riding her bike, learning languages, and cooking across the Jewish diaspora (current fave = Moroccan preserved lemons).
Chelsea Taxman, Herbalist
Chelsea has used her expertise and intuition to create the herbal blends for each of the Hebrew months in The Jewish Monthly Tea Experience. She’s also contributed to designing the teachings, activities, and guidance that you’ll get each month with your tea subscription. Chelsea identifies as a community herbalist and educator with support from her Ashkenazi ancestors, teachers, mentors, and her intuition. Her gift is working with plants to aid in the deep healing we need to move toward a liberated world our hearts know is possible. Her herbal practice combines many traditions such as Land-Based Judaism, Ayurveda, Raja Yoga, Chinese Herbalism, Permaculture, and Western Astrology. Her work is an effort to empower people to take charge of their health and life and awaken their own queerness, intuition, and magic! You can follow Chelsea on Instagram at @moon.beam.dreams.
Ross Cowman, Publishing Consultant & Graphic Designer
Ross is the award-winning designer of Fall of Magic, Life on Mars, BFF!, Night Forest, and Serpent’s Tooth. He co-created Gold Herring’s Night Forest For Jewish Gatherings, and designed the layout and branding for many Gold Herring products, including The Jewish Planner. Drawing from his experience in the game publishing industry, Ross has supported Gold Herring with consultation services and partnered to supply shipping and fulfillment, as well as customer service. Ross owns and runs an indie game publishing workshop, Heart of the Deernicorn, in Olympia, Wa. that hosts game-related events, an artist in residency program, and makes lots of scrolls, shirts, and other specialty screen printed and sewn products.
Rebekah Harbour, Herbal Consultant & Content Contributor
Charitable GivingWe are excited to be supporting non-profit organizations that are in line with our values!
The Jewish Planner + The Savory Institute
We realize that through producing and shipping a paper product, we are contributing to environmental degradation in the world. That is why, as a mission-driven organization, in addition to the litter tax we pay in Washington state for our paper product, we will now be giving a portion of all profits from sales of The Jewish Planner to the Savory Institute. Holistic solutions that work with local communities to teach farmers how to manage land in order to rebuild our soils are the best hope we have for a sustainable future.
The Jewish Monthly Tea Experience + Nisqually Land Trust
One of our offices, as well as our workshop and shipping station, are located on Nisqually land. In recognition of the native peoples and their ancestors that cultivate and protect this place, and in partnership with the Nisqually Indian Tribe, the Nisqually Land Trust has been working to protect and improve the water, wildlife, and people of the Nisqually River Watershed for the past thirty years. We are happy to be able to give a portion of all profits from the Jewish Monthly Tea Experience to the Nisqually Land Trust.
The Omer Workbook + Trans Lifeline
Our rainbow-themed workbook helps cultivate more self-awareness and self-love. It highlights individuality, creativity, and spiritual connection. Trans Lifeline is an organization that upholds these same values in their work serving the trans community. We are supporting the efforts Trans Lifeline’s peer-led mental health and other services for the trans community, by giving them a portion of all profits from The Omer Workbook.