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Michele Alperin

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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,, and New Jersey Jewish News.
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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



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,, JNS


In what Jewish publications have you been published?: Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report, DASH (old JPost Children's Magazine), Baltimore Jewish Times, New York Jewish Week, CT Jewish Ledger, JTA, Babaganewz,, JNS 

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). Recipient of 2013 Covenant Award; Facebook: Twitter: @howardblas 

Judy Bolton-Fasman

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

Tim Boxer

Favorite topics to write about: Society/Celebrity events

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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



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 

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.

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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


 Elissa Einhorn 

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 Favorite topics to write about
Human interest, social justice, immigrants   and Jewish back stories.
Media outlets that run your workThe J. Jewish News of Northern California The Forward The Times of Israel The Jerusalem Post Kveller  

Anything else editors should know about you: I've been a writer for 30+ years and have published thousands of articles about people, places, and things in print and online. My clients also have included the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem-based Center for Women's Justice, and the Society for the Advancement of Education, also based in Jerusalem. Selected works have earned writing awards, including from the Society of Professional Journalists.
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Harriette R. Ellis

Favorite topics to write about: Personality profiles, health, education, issues, technology, home, 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

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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.
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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
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:,, 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...


Helen Horwitz
Favorite topics to write about: Jewish genealogy, family history, Jews in the American Southwest, cooking, interviews with notable individuals and current literature.


Media outlets that run your work: New Mexico Jewish Link

Anything else editors should know about you: I am a veteran professional writer and editor and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Being able to apply my experience and skills to writing about the Jewish world is both joyful and fulfilling. 


Simi Horwitz

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. Prior to my tenure at Backstage I was a feature writer at the now defunct Theater Week, I also wrote for the Washington Post's TV Week and a host of women's publications. Since my tenure at Backstage ended I've been covering the cultural scene--writing film reviews, covering trends and writing features--for Film Journal International, American Theater, Crain's New York Business, and the Forward, among others. I've won 15-plus awards and honors, including three National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards (2016, 2017); three New York Press Club Awards (2013, 2014, 2015), a Los Angeles Press Club Award (2017); three Simon Rockower Awards (2014, 2015, 2017); I was a 2014 and 2017 finalist for Deadline Club Awards; and most recently I was a 2017 finalist for the National Arts and Entertainment Journalist of the Year 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.

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.

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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?


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,, 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



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

 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 

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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
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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:, 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


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


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


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


Suzanne Pollak




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