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Michele Alperin
Email: alperinma@gmail.com

Your website/Facebook page: https://sites.google.com/site/michelealperin/ 


 
Favorite topics to write about: Profiles of writers, artists, scholars, communal leaders and musicians; in-depth articles on broader social and religious issues and on Jewish education.
 
Media outlets that run your work: U.S.1 newspaper, Princeton Packet, JNS.org, and New Jersey Jewish News.
 
Links to some of your recent stories: 
Anything else editors should know about you: Although I have regular gigs with local papers in Princeton, N.J., I feel most inspired and personally fulfilled when writing about the Jewish world. Also, I have a master’s degree in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
 
Edwin Black


*Currently not seeking assignments

 
   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 


 


 
Howard Blas
Email: howardblas@hotmail.com

 

 

 
Favorite topics to write about: sports (especially Israel tennis, baseball, soccer), music, culture, disabilities, parenting; Israel; human interest, kosher food industry.
 
Media outlets that run your work: Jerusalem Post, Chabad.org, JTA
 
Links to some of your recent stories:
Anything else editors should know about you: I am working on a book on special needs bar and bat mitzvahs. Live in New York City. Master’s degrees in social work and special education; teacher of Jewish studies and bar/bat mitzvah (especially to children with special needs). Recent recipient of 2013 Covenant Award.
 
 
 

 
Judy Bolton-Fasman
Email: jbolfas@comcast.net

Media outlets that run your work: Forward, Jerusalem Report, Haaretz, JTA, JewishBoston.com, Tablet Magazine 
 


 
Tim Boxer
 


Favorite topics to write about: Society/Celebrity events


Media outlets that run your work: TheJewiskWeek.com and 15mintuesMagazine.com

 


 

    
David S. Boxerman
 


Favorite topics to write about:  Jewish humor
 
 

 
 
 

  
Leah Feinberg Chase 
 
 
Favorite topics to write about: Travel/Israel and other places, including Charleston S.C., the # 1 tourist destination in the world, said Travel/Leisure Magazine! Opinion pieces about Israel.
 
 
Media outlets that run your work: Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier; Charleston (S.C.) Mercury; Charleston (S.C.) Jewish Voice, and other Jewish newspapers from time to time.  

Anything else editors should know about you: Also an independent travel agent for large agency and travel often (Europe, Middle East).  
 


    
Larry Constantine

Email: larry@larryconstantine.com

 

Favorite topics to write about: My ninth novel, THE MILLICENT FACTOR, was just rel;eased as a double novel with THE ROSEN SINGULARITY. I like doing interviews and personal profiles as well as covering stories and topics that challenge cultural, ethnic, and religious boundaries.

 

Media outlets that run your work: Newspapers and magazines.

 

Anything else editors should know about you: Under my pen name, Lior Samson, I have nine Jewish-informed novels published. An essay on identity took a Rockower in 2010.


Frank Dimant

 
Ruth Ebenstein 
Email: ruthebenstein@gmail.com
 

Your website/Facebook page: www.laughthroughbreastcancer.comLaugh through Breast Cancer - Ruth Ebenstein (Facebook page)  


Favorite topics to write about: 
Although I particularly enjoy writing about women and compelling issues in Israeli society, I am open to anything!
 
Media outlets that run your work: The Atlantic, Tablet, Times of Israel, B'nai B'rith Magazine.
 

Links to some of your recent stories: 
Anything else editors should know about you: American-born and bred, I moved to Jerusalem 10 days after I graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, and have lived in Israel ever since. After stints as a general assignment reporter for Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report and Associated Press, I wrote articles on science and technology. For more than 20 years, I have also freelanced, drawing on my bilingual and bicultural skills to translate stories in Israel into comprehensible and engaging pieces for American readers. In 1995, I wrote a children's book titled "All of this Country is called Jerusalem": A Curricular Guide about the Contemporary Rescue Operations of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. I am currently working on a memoir, "How to Laugh (and Cry) Through Breast Cancer." In 2004 I won the AJPA's first prize for excellence in personality profiles for a cover story I wrote for B'nai B'rith Magazine on Justice Aharon Barak, president of the Israeli Supreme Court. In 2013, I won an AJPA award for a piece I wrote for Tablet on my Israeli-Palestinian breast cancer support group.  

Ruth Ebenstein
cell: 972-54-498-3212
US: 646-536-5038
 


 
Harriette R. Ellis
Email: haros29@verizon.net

Favorite topics to write about: Personality profiles, health, education, issues, technology, home and monthly Jewish news briefs.

Anything else editors should know about you: I have written for the Times Picayune, the Long Beach Press Telegram, Rehab Magazine (rehabilitation therapy), edited three newspapers for California Apparel News Group (incl. Bridal Apparel News and Volume Apparel News), Valley Magazine (covering all of San Fernando Valley), newsletters for King Harbor (Redondo Beach, CA) and Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills), and written copy for several Los Angeles advertising agencies as a freelancer. I worked for two years at Joan Luther Public Relations agency, handling top restaurants in Los Angeles. Also used my photography skills to illustrate many of my stories. When I edited the Jewish Community Chronicle, I also did the layout for each paper, published twice a month., receiving accolades from the editor of the Press Telegram and Israeli writer Carl Alpert, among others.
 
 
 

  
Susan J. Gordon
Email: sjgwriter@aol.com

Your website/Facebook page: www.susanjgordon.com 

 
 
Favorite topics to write about: Holocaust history, Jewish genealogy.
 
 
Media outlets that run your work: The Forward, The Jewish Week of New York, other Jewish newspapers, many secular newspapers and magazines.
 
 
Links to some of your recent stories:
Anything else editors should know about you: My memoir, BECAUSE OF EVA: A Jewish Genealogical Journey, won the Best Book Award 2017 for Memoir from the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Published by Syracuse U Press in April, 2016., it tells how mysteries in my family's past spurred me to delve into World War II and Holocaust history. Using new genealogical skills, my search to find family and make peace was prodded by the breakdown of family ties due to two generations of divorce in my family. 
 


 
Harriet P. Gross
Email: harrietgross@sbcglobal.net
 
Your website/Facebook page: Don't have any! I am sticking with print for as long as I can... 
 
 
Favorite topics to write about: personal experiences, especially those with Jewish connections/content.
 
Media outlets that run your work: Texas Jewish Post, the Senior Voice newspaper, Dallas Morning News (occasional now, since the paper has changed so much and I'm not really fond of the work available...)
 
Links to some of your recent stories: texasjewishpost.com,  seniorvoicedallas.com, or just Google Harriet P. Gross
 
Anything else editors should know about you: I have been writing for publication since I was 6 years old -- a very long time, since I turned 80 in 2014! I have been a personal columnist for one paper after another, general or specific readerships, since 1971. I'm also active as a book reviewer and group discussion leader. In my Jewish community I have scripted films for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and Dallas Jewish Historical Society, and the 100-year history of Dallas section, National Council of Jewish women. Founded and edited for about 10 years the first community newspaper problem-solving column in the country. Listed in five :Who's Who" publications including religion, world and the "Who's Who of American Women." Words I live by: Take whatever life hands you and make the most of it! Ambition: My end-of-life will be at my computer, when I put my head down on the keyboard and close my eyes for the last time...
 

 

 
Simi Horwitz
Email: simi.horwitz@gmail.com 


Favorite topics to write about: In addition to writing profiles of well-known artists, my beat includes covering off-the-beaten track stories about less known artists: e.g., burlesque, sideshow and vaudeville performers. I also like to explore unexpected conflicts experienced by performing artists, e.g., Jewish feminist performers in the Muslim world and the experiences and reflections of senior artists.


Media outlets that run your work: Crain's New York Business, American Theatre magazine, Film Journal International.

Anything else editors should know about you: I was a on-staff feature writer for Backstage for 15 years ('97-2012) writing profiles, covering trends and news events. I also wrote for the Washington Post's TV Week and a host of women's publications. I've won two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club (2016), three New York Press Club Awards (2013, 2014, 2015), two Simon Rockower Awards (2014, 2015), and I was a 2014 finalist for a Deadline Club Award. My book, "JEWISH ART TODAY, News, Views, and Cultural Trends," a compilation of my stories first printed in the FORWARD, was published by Hadassa Word Press In 2013 I won the New York Press Club Award for my story on Jewish theater artists performing in Muslim world (THE JEWISH DAILY FORWARD). For the same piece I won the 2014 Simon Rockower Award. I was also a 2014 Deadline Club Award finalist for my story on the new generation of magicians (THE JEWISH DAILY FORWARD). Prior to my years at Backstage I was a feature writer with the now defunct Theater Week and a frequent contributor to the Washington Post's "TV Week."




Jan Lisa Huttner
      

Media outlets that run your work: JUF News (Chicago), FF2 Media, WomenArts, World Jewish Digest, Forward, Jewish Film World, Connecticut Jewish Ledger.

Link to Amazon page for books:

Links to some of your recent stories:

Anything else editors should know about you: Currently completing second book on Fiddler on the Roof (to be published in May 2016 on the occasion of Sholem Aleichem’s 100th Yahrzeit). Lecture frequently on Fiddler on the Roof, also on Israeli cinema & women filmmakers (Chicago YIVO Society, Limmud, Hadassah, ORT, etc). Three time winner of IWPA “Silver Feather” Award (writer of the year) for articles and posts on Jewish culture &/or women filmmakers. Moved from Chicago to Brooklyn in 2012 when husband changed jobs. PHOTO: Why is Jan dressed as Jane Addams? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Lisa_Huttner


 



Maayan Hoffman


Twitter: @MaayanJaffe
 
Favorite topics to write about: Israel, religion, special section features

Media outlets that run your work: American Spectator, B’nai B’rith Magazine, eJewish Philanthropy, The Forward, The Hill, Independent Journal Review, Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report, JNS.org, Times of Israel, Washington Times 
 
Anything else editors should know about you: 100% dependable, strong work ethic, flexible; not afraid to think/write outside the box; will travel; former editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times.

  
 


 

Allan Jalon

Email: Sepking44@Aol.com

 

Favorite topics to write about: Arts

 

Media outlets that run your work: The Forward, Tablet and Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

 

Anything else editors should know about you: I was an arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times. I was awarded a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University in 2002-2003.




 

Gary Javitch
Email: gjavitch@gmail.com

Favorite
 topics to write about: Israel, Middle East as it relates to Israel, politics, human interest, news.

Media outlets that run your work: Jewish Press of Omaha; Omaha World Herald; The Omaha Star; B'nai B'rith Magazine 

Links to some of your recent stories:
Anything else editors should know about you: I have a great deal of experience in grant-writing, where I have learned to "beg and plead" effectively in my grant requests.
 


 
Elaine Kahn


Media outlets that run your work: Canadian Jewish News JTA New Jersey Jewish News Jewish Post & Opinion Jewish Standard

 

 
Robert L. Kern


Favorite topics to write about: Zionism, Israel-related and health care. 


Media outlets that run your work: JNS, Jewish Press, Intermountain Jewish News and more.


 

 



Faygie Holt
Email: faylevy@gmail.com
 
Your website/Facebook page: http://www.faygielevy.com
 
Favorite topics to write about: I can't really narrow it down, part of what I love about journalism is the chance to learn about and report on many different issues, people and more. That said, I do like covering breaking news stories and writing in-depth features. Among the topics that I tend to cover more frequently are those related to education and children, and any hard news stories.

 

Media outlets that run your work: Chabad.org, the Jewish Link of New Jersey and Mishpacha magazine. My work also appears in various other media outlets, both print and online.

 

Anything else editors should know about you: In addition to journalism, I am the writer of the bestselling Achdus Club book series for girls from Menucha Publishers. Aimed at girls in grades 3 to 5, the fiction series includes "The New Girl" and "Trouble Ahead." Book three, "The Accident," is expected to out later in 2017. 

Additionally, I am the director of communications at Friendship Circle New Jersey where I handle much of the writing and editing including our yearly "The Circle" magazine.


 

 

 Sharon Rosen Leib

Email: srleib@me.com

Your website/Facebook page: www.sharonrosenleib.com

Favorite topics to write about: Parenting, travel, book reviews, California Jewish History/Politics, Jewish contributions to Hollywood film industry

 

 

Media outlets that run your work: San Diego Jewish Journal, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.

 

Anything else editors should know about you: A 4th generation Southern Californian and great-granddaughter of a pioneer Hollywood film producer, I enjoy sharing my perspective about my native state and Hollywood's Jewish history. I also enjoy visiting and writing about Jewish communities abroad.



 

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