Member Directory

Tova Berger is a fifth generation Australian, a writer and teacher of writing.

Sarah Katz is an author and cybersecurity professional. Her work has appeared in the Jewish Journal and Times of Israel, the Middle East Forum, and many other outlets. She writes on Jewish-themed subjects, cybersecurity, and fiction.

Elizabeth Cohen is a poet, author, activist and writing coach from New Mexico, USA.

Mary Dingee Fillmore’s life was changed when she discovered that her Amsterdam apartment was inside the Jewish Quarter where 80% of the people were rounded up and murdered. For 13 years, Mary researched and wrote the award-winning historical novel An Address in Amsterdam about a young Jewish woman who joins the resistance. Ever since Mary has spoken about “Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?” and similar subjects. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Tikkun, About Place, Atlanta Review, Wired, and other venues. She’s still trying to change the world.

Janet Sernack is the Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™ a global learning and coaching company that unlocks human potential and develops human skills that enable people to adapt, innovate and grow through disruption in ways that add value to the quality of people’s lives, that are appreciated and cherished.

Aviva Lefkovits grew up in the Melbourne Jewish community and is currently living in London. When she is not working as a psychologist, she enjoys exploring the best local bakeries, attending West End shows and searching for a Melbourne-standard cup of coffee.

Jodi Nathanson has been a High School English Teacher (grades 9-12) for over 20 years and currently teaches at the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto. She received her degrees from Queen’s University in Ontario, where she majored in English, minored in Drama and graduated from the University’s Concurrent Education program. Jodi holds an English Honours Specialist from OISE and has also filled the role of Co-Head of the English Department at Tanenbaum CHAT. Her work has been published in the E-journal Literary Yard, in the online literary magazine The Bangalore Review, Canadian Teacher Magazine (print and online) and online in The Wilderness House Literary Review. Links to her articles can also be found in the recent issue of The Queen’s Alumni Review.
Jodi lives with her husband, 2 teenage girls, a dog and a cat in Toronto. She loves fiction novels (especially the classics) and believes strongly in the power of words.

Jackie Friedman has a BA in Speech and Theatre and a MA in Early Childhood Education. She has always been fascinated by stories about real people, and that has led her to explore memoir as a primary genre.
She often threads political and historic elements into her work.

Jackie has been published in “The East Hampton Star,” “The Darien News,” “Long Island Newsday” and “The Scarsdale Enquirer.” She appeared on the web at “Every Family’s Got One.” In addition she participates in “Story Salon East,” a group that shares stories before an audience. She is also an enthusiastic member of the Scarsdale Scribes and the Darien Writers’ Workshop.

Mirta Ines Trupp is a second generation Argentine. She was born in Buenos Aires in 1962 and immigrated to the United States that same year. Because of the unique fringe benefits provided by her father’s employer—Pan American Airlines—she returned to her native country frequently—growing up with "un pie acá y un pie allá" (with one foot here and one foot there).
Mirta's fascination with Jewish history and genealogy, coupled with an obsession for historical period drama, has inspired her to create unique and enlightening novels. She has been a guest speaker for book clubs, sisterhood events, genealogy societies and philanthropic organizations. Sharing her knowledge of Jewish Argentina has become her passion.
Besides being an avid novel reader, she has had a lifelong love for choral music and is a devoted Beatles fan. Follow Mirta on Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, and BookBub or stop by her blog: http://www.mirtainestruppauthor.com

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