Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- From Miriam F. Elman: “Finally, with mounting criticism from faculty, students, alums, & #Jewish orgs, @Penn speaks out ⬇️ about next week’s literary festival, which will feature Roger Waters & a host of other merchants of hatred 😩😩..@TheAENetwork finds this statement disappointing 😔😔. A thread🧵.” See also Noa Tishby’s piece for Jewish Journal. (UPDATE: On Thursday morning, I encountered a comprehensive article on this matter by Jewish Insider‘s Matthew Kassel. I highly recommend reading it.)
- In Chicago, the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is advertising for a Managing Editor for “Jewish Chicago: The JUF Magazine’s, editorial and production processes, serving as the bridge between the lead, editorial, advertising and creative teams….The Managing Editor is also an exceptional writer with their own eloquent narrative voice, engaging audiences by crafting news and features that bring to life JUF’s work and news in the community—and guiding staff in similarly producing engaging content.” Salary range: “$60,000-$75,000.” I don’t see an application deadline listed.
- Just in time for Rosh Hashanah: a new issue of JewishFiction.net.
- “Sefaria, non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Torah in an open and participatory way, seeks a part-time Hebrew Editorial Associate to write Hebrew language content that will make texts in Sefaria’s library more accessible to Sefaria’s diverse users….This is a part-time position with 20 hours per week. Applicants from the United States (US) and Israel will be considered, with a strong preference for someone based in Israel.” Compensation packages are detailed for both Israeli and U.S. applicants. Apply by September 29.
- “Does your child get excited each time a new PJ Our Way book arrives in the mailbox? Is your child a budding writer, videographer, or artist – or do they have another creative interest to share? Let them know about this amazing opportunity to create awesome content for the PJ Our Way website! The PJ Our Way National Design Team gets early access to upcoming books and creates original projects such as videos, blog posts, and trivia questions for the PJ Our Way website. In addition to monthly meetings, team members also get the chance to participate in kids-only webinars, author interviews, and more.” Note: “National Design Team applicants must be PJ Our Way members residing in the United States or Canada.” Applications close October 1.
Wishing everyone a sweet, happy, and healthy new year. Shanah tovah!