David A.M. Wilensky is a writer, editor and so-called “Millennial” with years of experience in the fields of journalism and Jewish communal service. His monthly column appears in the New Jersey Jewish Standard.
A former Editor in Chief of New Voices Magazine/Executive Director of the Jewish Student Press Service, David’s writing was once called “amateurish” by Mort Klein. David recently left a position at the Jewish Outreach Institute, and is looking for a full-time position that would allow him to focus on writing, editing or both.
David’s freelance writing has appeared in a variety of publications (more on that over here). This blog is the latest in a (mostly) unbroken chain of personal blogs and blogging that goes back to the summer of 2006, when David was 17 and preparing to spend a semester in Israel. David has also been a contributor at Jewschool for several years, including a brief stint on the Jewschool editorial board.
One time, some college students at some school somewhere wanted to David to be the “scholar” for their Hillel’s scholar-in-residence weekend. He was pretty pumped about that. But the timing didn’t work out.
His various alternate fantasy lives include a world in which he has figured out how to make writing this blog and eating snacks all day into a career; a world in which he is the creator of a hit television show that has become an object of adulation for an entire fandom of hip tastemakers; and in one world he is the unlikely hero of a space opera.