Last week I attended the first meeting for contributors of the exciting new Jewish publication, PresenTense Magazine, headed by natural-born leader and fellow ROI participant, Ariel Beery. From the PresenTense mission statement:
As an open marketplace of ideas, PresenTense seeks to serve young Jews by providing them with a space to encounter and engender innovative ideas, initiatives and communities. Using three dimensions of engagement—print magazine, website and a writing workshop series—PresenTense aspires to create a structured forum to channel the creativity and passion of the next generation of thought-leaders while exposing the larger community to emerging writers, thinkers and artists. This forum will also serve as an access point for young Jews to explore trans-denominational thinking and visions.
Issue One is set for release in October, and will feature, among the article contributions of many talented writers, a full backpage cartoon by me.
The pilot issue of PresenTense reached a worldwide audience, with distribution in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Seattle, Moscow, Warsaw, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. If you are interested in sponsoring the magazine by advertising to an audience of more than 15,000 readers, please feel free to contact me or Ariel Beery for more information on special introductory ad rates.
After the meeting, Beery and I headed to the JDate End-of-Summer Rooftop Party at China Club in Manhattan. Mind you, we weren't there to swing ... this was official business! Thanks to our supporters in JDate Media Relations, who provided us with press passes, we were able to mingle amongst the crowd, taking notes while conducting research on a future Jewish singles article, as well as a cartoon for the magazine.