What’s HebrewDawn About
Where does this name come from? Crystal, the founder of HebrewDawn is a huge language nerd (studied 8 over the years), and the Hebrew language is her greatest love. Dawn means a new day or beginning, and it’s a reminder for us all that each day is a new opportunity. When Crystal became a mom and she realized that us ladies can be really hard on themselves and need encouragement along the way. Whether we have children or not, we need to be reminded that we are enough, that we are doing an exceptional job, and that we are not alone. HebrewDawn is a place to provide encouragement and inspiration, while sharing about life, motherhood, wellness, and the joys and struggles that we overcome along the way.
I was born, raised, and still live in Richmond, Virginia. I did my undergraduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I studied French and Religious Studies. After college I went on to graduate school at Union Presbyterian Seminary, where I earned my Master’s of Divinity.
While in seminary I met and then married the most wonderful guy named Zach. He is my best friend, my partner, the love of my life and he helps me be a better me. We have a beautiful daughter, VHP. She is a very independent, determined, and smart little girl that keeps us both on our toes. In the beginning months of 2017 we welcomed our second little girl CEP. She’s our cuddle bug that brings joy to us all.
In addition to keeping thing running here on HebrewDawn, I work full-time as a Financial Educator. Work keeps me busy, but my family and I are stay involved in our local church and community. Whether we are volunteering at the food pantry, serving on a committee, or spending time in fellowship, we are given the energy to keep doing what we love and are called to do.