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Former Editors

 

Benjamin Maron, Former Director of Content and Educational Resources

Benjamin Maron has been known as the wandering Jew for many years now, but is excited to be putting down roots in the Boston area. He has an educational background in Judaic Studies, has worked as a Jewish educator and communal worker, and most recently funded his wanderings through freelance writing and editing. He's looking forward to bringing his skills together as he tackles what was known as the Managing Editor role at InterfaithFamily — now expanded to include content (social media, all things website) and educational resources (everything from videos explaining the Jewish holidays to booklets and articles and more). When not standing at the computer, he can be found in a kayak, at a curling club, or challenging friends and strangers to a game of Scrabble.

Ruth Abrams, Former Editor

Ruth Abrams photograph

Ruth Abrams completed a B.A. at Oberlin College in 1988 and a Ph.D. at Brandeis University in 1997. The subject of her dissertation was the role of Jewish women in European feminism from 1880-1920. She taught Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1996 to 2000. She has wide-ranging experience as a Jewish educator, from work with children in religious school to adult education programming, and has a background as an academic editor and as a writer in non-profit contexts. She is a member of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Mass., where she lives with her husband and son.

While Editor, Ruth wrote many of InterfaithFamily's Resource Guides, how-to articles and discussion packets.

Micah Sachs, Former Editor

Micah Sachs was the editor-in-chief and managing editor of the San Diego Jewish Journal, an award-winning monthly Jewish lifestyles magazine in San Diego. He helped found the magazine in 2001, and it has since grown into one of the largest Jewish publications on the West Coast. Prior to his work at the Journal, he was assistant editor of the Natick Bulletin & Tab and editor of the Westwood Press. In 2000, he received a New England Press Association award for his feature writing. He has also written for The Boston Globe and The MetroWest Daily News.

Sachs was a frequent contributor to the IFF Network Blog, and wrote "How to Market Community Day Schools to Interfaith Families" in the December 2006 issue of Ha-Yidion, the magazine of RAVSAK, the association of Jewish community day schools and "Latest Surveys Are Responsible for Good News, Not Bad," in the Jan. 19, 2007, issue of j, the Jewish news weekly of northern California. He has also co-authored, with Ed Case, "Enough is Enough," in an April 2006 issue of the New Jersey Jewish News, and "Don't Write Off the Intermarried," a Feb. 12, 2007, op-ed for JTA reprinted in numerous publications.

Sachs is a 1999 graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in English.

Ronnie Friedland, Founding Editor

Ronnie Friedland is the Founding Editor of InterfaithFamily, co-editor of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook (Jewish Lights Publishing) and also two books on parenting: The Mothers' Book (Houghton Mifflin Company) and The Fathers' Book (Hall). In addition, she has written for the The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Parenting Magazine, Boston Woman and other magazines. She has a B.A. from Barnard College and a Master's in English Literature from New York University. Ronnie was intermarried for nearly 20 years and has two grown children who were raised as Jews.

 

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