Jodie Mendelson

Puchlik Design Associates

Jodie Mendelson currently works at Puchlik Design Associates, a full-service architecture firm in Pasadena. She received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include volunteering for LimmudLA, biking, hiking, and cooking for friends and family.

The Naked Truth: Mikvah Design

Why is it that Judaism's mikva'ot or ritual baths do not fit any one design template? Paralleling the diversity of Jewish religious, cultural, and linguistic expressions, mikva'ot around the world vary in aesthetic, size, and, yes, even function. This participatory discussion will delve into a sampling of ancient and contemporary examples and discern what their designs reveal locally and globally.

LimmudLA Talks

Will Deutsch, Andrew Hahn, Jodie Mendelson, Russel Neiss, Monica Piper

LimmudLA Talks feature a whirlwind of four TED-style talks from some of the most interesting, celebrating and dynamic presenters at this year's LimmudLA Conference. As one of the final learning opportunities at the LimmudLA 2012 Conference, you will not want to miss this. So come for the show, stay for the insights and bring your questions for what will truly be a compelling Q & A.