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EDITORIAL LEADERSHIP:

Editor and Publisher: Nadine Epstein
Nadine Epstein is the award-winning editor and publisher of Moment Magazine, founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Change, and founder of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative. In 2004 Epstein took over Moment Magazine and has forged it into a multi-media platform of highly respected, award-winning independent journalism. She covered politics and news in the Chicago bureau of The New York Times and at The City News Bureau of Chicago, and then, she covered the U.S.-Mexico border while based in Arizona. She is a recipient of the prestigious 1990 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan as well as many grants including the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a University Fellow in the political science doctoral program at Columbia University. Epstein has co-written three books, contributed to anthology collections and co-written a documentary film, which was selected as a semifinalist for the 2001 Academy Awards. She taught in the Master of Judaism program at the University of Michigan, developed and taught creative writing and thinking programs and is a frequent speaker.

Deputy Editor: Sarah Breger
Sarah Breger is a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Pennsylvania. While at Moment she has won numerous awards including first place for religion report of the year from the Religion News Association and first place for Best InDepth Newswriting on Religion from the American Academy of Religion Award. Breger joined Moment in 2009 as the Rabbi Harold S. White fellow.

EDITORS:

Literary Editor: Mitchel Levitas
Mitchel Levitas has been with the New York Times for more than 40 years in a variety of editorial positions, including Metropolitan editor, editor of the Week in Review, editor of the Sunday Book Review and editor of the Op-Ed page. He is also co-editor of the 2002 book, A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath. Levitas has been Moment’s literary editor since 2008.

Poetry Editor: Faye Moskowitz
Faye Moskowitz is a renowned fiction writer and essayist. Her works include the memoirs A Leak in the HeartAnd the Bridge is Love, and Peace in the House, as well as the short story collection Whoever Finds This: I Love You. Moskowitz is Professor of English at George Washington University and teaches creative writing and Jewish American literature. In 2007, Moskowitz joined Moment.

Opinion Editor: Amy E. Schwartz
Amy E. Schwartz received a degree in literature from Harvard University. She worked at Harper’s Magazine and The New Republic before joining the Washington Post, where she was an editorial writer and op-ed columnist on cultural issues from 1985 to 2002. Schwartz has also lived in and reported from France, Germany and Turkey and has been Moment’s opinion editor since 2011.

Arts Editor: Diane M. Bolz
As a Senior Editor and Arts Editor for Smithsonian magazine, where she worked for more than 35 years, Diane Bolz commissioned, edited and wrote articles on the fine arts, architecture, performing arts, popular culture and history. During her years at Smithsonian, she also edited and/or wrote several monthly columns. Before coming to Smithsonian, Boltz worked in New York City for architects I. M. Pei and Richard Meier. Bolz majored in English and Art History at Cornell and Columbia Universities. She has been at Moment since 2012. 

Harold S. White Fellow: Anna Isaacs
Anna Isaacs is a 2012 graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Before joining Moment in 2015, she worked as a reporter for The Day in New London, Conn., where she won multiple awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Newspaper & Press Association.

Senior Editor: Marilyn Cooper
Marilyn Cooper is a Washington-based writer and poet. She earned her PhD in history at Rochester and formerly worked at NASA as a public historian documenting the history of U.S. manned space exploration. Cooper has been a Senior Editor at Moment since 2013.

Senior Editor: Dina Gold
Dina Gold has postgraduate degrees in social anthropology from both London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies and Oxford University. At Oxford, she was the first woman to graduate from Corpus Christi College since its foundation in 1517. Her first job in journalism was as a financial reporter on the “Investors Chronicle” in the UK before she joined the BBC to work as an investigative reporter and producer in both radio and television. Gold was later a BBC ombudsman as well as, for a year immediately after 9/11, on attachment as a policy advisor to the British police at Scotland Yard. Gold joined Moment in 2013.

Senior Editor: Diane Heiman
Diane Heiman is a graduate of Brown University and Georgetown Law School. After practicing law for more than a decade, she wrote five children’s books, winning awards including the prestigious Children’s Choice Award. Heiman joined Moment in 2012 and runs Moment’s children’s and senior citizen’s contests.

Senior Editor: George Johnson
George E. Johnson is a Washington-based lawyer and writer. He formerly was Research Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. He is the author of studies on numerous Jewish policy issues, including inter-marriage, Russian-Jewish immigrants, American aliyah, and Israeli negotiations with the Palestinians. Johnson joined Moment staff in 2012.

Senior Editor: Eileen Lavine
Eileen Lavine has previously worked as a writer and editor for the New Bedford Standard TimesThe New York Times Youth Forums, UNESCO and the Marshall Plan Radio Unit, and has also served as the president of information services at the Bethesda Editorial Company. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Lavine joined Moment as Senior Editor in 2008.

Designer and Production Editor: Navid Marvi
A graduate of American University, Navid Marvi is an award-winning graphic designer: Awards include first place for illustration or graphic from the Religion Newswriters Association. He has freelanced for several organizations in Washington, DC, including Men Can Stop Rape. Marvi joined Moment in 2009.

German-Jewish Dialogue Fellow: Thomas Siurkus
Thomas Siurkus came to Moment through the Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) program. He is a native of Stuttgart, Germany.


BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF:

Associate Publisher: Tanya George
Tanya George is a development professional with more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Since 1999, George has worked as a free-lance fundraiser and writer for various groups including Justice at Stake, the ARAVA Institute for Environmental Studies, Wider Opportunities for Women and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. From 1988 to June 1999, Tanya served as Vice President for Development for Partners of the Americas, a private voluntary organization that carries out technical assistance and training programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to her work with Partners of the Americas, George served as the Development Officer for the Mental Health Law Project (MHLP). She joined Moment in 2012.

Associate Publisher/Consumer Marketing: Steve Pippin
Steve is an audience development consultant working with mission-driven and nonprofit membership organizations and publications.  His previous experience includes stints as group publisher for design magazines at F&W Publications, Circulation Director at the Washington Post/The Slate Group and consumer-marketing director of Primedia’s enthusiast and history magazines.

Director of Marketing and Community Outreach: Ellen Meltzer
Ellen Meltzer has spent more than fifteen years as a marketing and communications strategist. Her international experience includes positions as creative director at Ogilvy & Mather and Leo Burnett in Hong Kong, and writer at J Walter Thompson, Melbourne, Australia. Meltzer joined Moment in 2015.

Assistant to the Editor and Event Director: Johnna Raskin
Johnna Raskin is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously worked as Senior Press Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and helped to launch the National Geographic Channel as Manager of Communications. She joined Moment in 2013.

Director of Community Affairs: Debbie Sann
Debbie Sann brings a varied and diverse background to Moment Magazine. Her professional experience includes almost 20 years in marketing, communications and business strategy.  Sann is also a seasoned Jewish communal professional and contributed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for almost five years. She earned an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School and an M.S. from Cornell University. She joined Moment in February.

Office Manager: Marty Tucker
Marty Tucker graduated from Lehigh University. He owned and managed a furniture business in Vermont for many years. He was honored as Small Business Person of the Year from Vermont in 1989.  Marty has been at Moment since early 2014.

National Digital Researcher: Miriam Edelman
Miriam Edelman graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with majors in political science and urban studies and a concentration in history. For almost five years, she worked on Capitol Hill in personal offices and on committees in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Then, Edelman graduated with a master’s in public administration from Cornell University. In 2013, Edelman joined Moment.

ADDITIONAL MOMENT CONTRIBUTORS:

Special Projects Manager: Suzanne Borden
Copy Editors: Sue Driesen, Terry E. Grant
Director of Operations: John O’Leary
Moment Video: New Voyages Productions
Web Development: Bussolati (http://bussolati.com/)

One comment

  1. I sent Mitchel Levitas ,my story “The bus to Jerusalem.”
    Can someone reply to let me know if the story was received?
    Shelly Rybak . Founder and President International foundation for the arts, http://www.foundationforarts.org
    You can also google me at shelly rybak pearson

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