David A.M. Wilensky is the Assistant Editor of J. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California and a so-called “Millennial.” The former Executive Director of the Jewish Student Press Service/Editor in Chief of New Voices Magazine (2011-2013), David has extensive experience in Jewish communal nonprofits and Jewish journalism. He studied Religion and Jewish Studies at Drew University (B.A., May 2011), where he was the Editor in Chief of the student newspaper, The Acorn.
David’s work has been published by the Forward, Gothamist, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and others. David’s writing has been called “amateurish” by Mort Klein, other terrible things by certain other people — and much nicer things by much more discerning people.
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.