A Webzine of Their Own

As a Jewish woman, I’m proud to say that I’ve contributed to some publications–and have read many others–that are geared to this particular cohort. Now, Jewish men have a ‘zine of their own. As The Forward explains:

“It used to be that women, to paraphrase Virginia Woolf, needed to have a room of their own, to carve space out of a male-dominated world in which to find and share their own voices. Today, it seems, men need a room, as well. So the Conservative movement’s Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs has started a Web magazine, Mentschen.org, to provide those with a Y chromosome a safe place to explore important issues in their lives.”

Good luck, guys! Sounds like a great idea.

P.S. Congrats to The Forward team on the recognitions they’re receiving.

JewishBoston.com Seeks Associate Editor

JewishBoston.com, a new website serving the Greater Boston Jewish community, is looking for an talented blogger, social media addict, and online editor to develop and manage our content strategy. The Associate Editor will help recruit a community of bloggers and ensure an ongoing flow of user and organizational generated content. On a daily basis, the Associate Editor will take the lead on featuring events, curating blog posts, and moderating comments. In addition, the editor will write and edit JewishBoston posts, create the editorial calendar and drive our Facebook and Twitter presence. The editor will be part of a small entrepreneurial team responsible for the ongoing development and growth of the site.”

Jewish Currents Call for Submissions

Received this from Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents, a “progressive, secular” bimonthly magazine.

“For our Spring, 2010 issue, we are seeking brief, personally revealing essays for our ‘Concealed/Revealed’ column (300 words or less) on the topic, ‘In the Kitchen,’ and informative essays (300-700 words) on some aspect of environmental activism or environmental consciousness for our ‘Notes from a Small Planet’ column. The deadline for both is February 10th. If you have questions about content, please get in touch with me. Thanks!”

Compensation, according to the editor, will be “a one-year subscription and copies of the magazine.”

Editor Sought for JewishBoston.com


Talented writer and editor. In love with words, blogs, and writings. Outgoing and active. Connected to the Jewish community. Deeply embedded in and enthralled by social media.


Launching in March 2010, JewishBoston.com will make it easy for more and more people to participate in Jewish life in Boston. Key features: Events and online registration, organizational and program directory, and community blogging. Interfaces with Facebook, Twitter, and the social web. Useful to everyone in the community, the site is especially targeted to young adults and families with young children.

The job…

On a daily basis, you’ll take the lead on featuring events, blog posts and organizations. You’ll keep the civil community together by moderating the site and encouraging contributions. You’ll write and edit JewishBoston posts. You’ll help recruit a community of bloggers and ensure an ongoing flow of user and organizational generated content. You’ll work with our community manager to teach Jewish organizations throughout Boston how to effectively communicate through the site. On a weekly basis, you’ll run the editorial meeting. Together we’ll review metrics, set goals, track progress, and plan the ongoing improvement of the site. Over time, you’ll help shape the growth and direction of the site.

You will be reporting to the Director of JewishBoston.com and working in downtown Boston.”

For more info and application instructions, click here.

The Forward Seeks Freelancers

From JournalismJobs.com:

“The Forward, a prestigious national Jewish newspaper founded in 1897, is developing a network of freelance reporters available to cover stories in major urban centers, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Boston for our English language edition. We are also interested in writers based abroad. We are looking for journalists able to pitch ideas and accept short-notice assignments on issues of interest to our readers who can tell the story in generally 800-1,200 words. These include stories dealing with Judaism, religion and spirituality, labor, civil rights, interethnic and interfaith relations, U.S.-Israel relations and Middle East-related activism, Jewish culture and arts, and personality profiles. A willingness to work with editors to hone stories to a fine point of clarity is a must.”