Valerie Michailovich wishes she was a recovering political staffer, but can’t stay out of the game. Currently the Parliamentary Affairs Advisor to Sen. Judith Seidman, she has also worked as a writer in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. An active member of the Ottawa Jewish community, Valerie is a lover of all Jewish things - especially challah, Passover seders and Israel.Bio last modified December 19th, 2019.
An internet search of a person's name will tell you much about them and who they are, but in the Jewish faith, G-d's way of identifying with people goes far beyond a name.
Between Russia, Israel, the USA, and Canada, each place Convivium contributor Valerie Michailovich has called home has given her something distinct. Rather than a place of stability or a foundation, which many associate with the concept of home, Michailovich sees it as a place where one learns, grows and builds.