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Julie Wiener, Managing Editor
Before joining MyJewishLearning, Julie was online editor for JTA. In addition, she has worked at the Detroit Jewish News and The New York Jewish Week, where she won several awards for her coverage of Jewish education and wrote “In The Mix,” a groundbreaking column and blog on interfaith relationships. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, New York Sun and Associated Press, and is a contributor to a forthcoming CCAR Press anthology about the legacy of women rabbis. Email her at jwiener@70facesmedia.org.

 

Nancy Clayman, Director of Development
Nancy is responsible for guiding the organization’s overall fundraising strategy and Board development. Prior to joining JTA she worked as the National Director of Grassroots Fundraising at Hadassah and the Development Officer for “She Said/Women in News” which aired nationally on PBS and went on to win a 2002 National News Emmy. Email: nclayman@70facesmedia.org

 

Leo Lazar,  Director of Business Development
A DC native with French roots, Leo graduated from Princeton with a degree in Public Policy and worked for General Electric International as a Financial Analyst, Auditor, and Pricing Manager through 2010. After a year at Bridgewater Associates, Leo joined Louise Blouin Media, a diversified media company specialized in the Fine Arts before coming to JTA. Email: llazar@70facesmedia.org

 

Shiran Lugashi, Social Media Manager
A (nearly) lifelong New Yorker, Shiran earned a BA in Film and Media Studies for Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. Prior to joining 70 Faces Media, she worked as a digital coordinator at Comedy Central. Follow her @Lalalugashi, especially if you’re interested in seeing pictures of her cranky cat and reading about true-crime conspiracy theories. Email: slugashi@70facesmedia.org

 

Daniel Septimus (Former Chief Executive Officer)
Daniel was a founding editor of MyJewishLearning.com. He served as Editor-in-Chief and, subsequently, Chief Executive Officer of MyJewishLearning, Inc. from 2005 to 2013. He is currently Executive Director of The Sefaria Project.

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Julie Wiener, Managing Editor
Before joining MyJewishLearning, Julie was online editor for JTA. In addition, she has worked at the Detroit Jewish News and The New York Jewish Week, where she won several awards for her coverage of Jewish education and wrote “In The Mix,” a groundbreaking column and blog on interfaith relationships. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, New York Sun and Associated Press, and is a contributor to a forthcoming CCAR Press anthology about the legacy of women rabbis. Email her at jwiener@70facesmedia.org.

 

Nancy Clayman, Director of Development
Nancy is responsible for guiding the organization’s overall fundraising strategy and Board development. Prior to joining JTA she worked as the National Director of Grassroots Fundraising at Hadassah and the Development Officer for “She Said/Women in News” which aired nationally on PBS and went on to win a 2002 National News Emmy. Email: nclayman@70facesmedia.org

 

Leo Lazar,  Director of Business Development
A DC native with French roots, Leo graduated from Princeton with a degree in Public Policy and worked for General Electric International as a Financial Analyst, Auditor, and Pricing Manager through 2010. After a year at Bridgewater Associates, Leo joined Louise Blouin Media, a diversified media company specialized in the Fine Arts before coming to JTA. Email: llazar@70facesmedia.org

 

Shiran Lugashi, Social Media Manager
A (nearly) lifelong New Yorker, Shiran earned a BA in Film and Media Studies for Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. Prior to joining 70 Faces Media, she worked as a digital coordinator at Comedy Central. Follow her @Lalalugashi, especially if you’re interested in seeing pictures of her cranky cat and reading about true-crime conspiracy theories. Email: slugashi@70facesmedia.org

 

Daniel Septimus (Former Chief Executive Officer)
Daniel was a founding editor of MyJewishLearning.com. He served as Editor-in-Chief and, subsequently, Chief Executive Officer of MyJewishLearning, Inc. from 2005 to 2013. He is currently Executive Director of The Sefaria Project.

For more on the team behind MyJewishLearning, visit 70 Faces Media.

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