August 29, 2006

PresenTense Moment

PresenTense Editor-in-Chief, Ariel Beery, with hip cat Avi Fox-Rosen

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.

Esther Kustanowitz, David Dabscheck and Mordechai Levy-Eichel

An enthusiastic Lindsay Litowitz

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.

Deep undercover: Jewish Robot with notepad and beer in hand, shirt unbuttoned to blend in with the crowd, and reel in the ladies for Ariel Beery (who really needs no help in that area at all)

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4 comments:

Esther Kustanowitz said...

"natural born leaders..." wasn't that an oliver stone movie?

Official business at a JDate party? Who do you guys think you are, me?
Whateva, yo.

Anonymous said...

Were there any good looking girls there? Please include Jdate ID's.

Your Pal,

Anonymous

Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H Shirt unbuttoned so as to blend in with the crowd?? LOL (eyebrows raised) Has the NYC Jewish singles scene turned into "arsim" and "arsiyot?" Listen, when you get your required metal chains, I recommend silver and not gold, as you seem to be a "winter." But, if you insist on gold, for goodness sakes, do not mix gold and silver together. It's a fashion averah.

Ariel Beery said...

Heh--I should have gotten their profiles down. Hopefully some people will leave JDate now that they JMated.

Oh--and I'm not the managing editor. I'm the editor-in-chief. And the only reason I'm saying that is that I really, really am looking for a managing editor--so if there is anyone out there who can do it! Yeah.