Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
Rocker of Ages
From preschoolers to teenagers to baby boomers, throngs of Sheldon Low’s fans rock out to his original compositions and his contemporary interpretations of Jewish songs. The 30-year-old St. Louis native spoke with the Exponent by telephone from his home in Manhattan.
Mother’s Day Nachas from Politz Students
As Mother's Day nears, students at Politz Day School in Cherry Hill, N.J., talk about their moms and their favorite things to do together.
Judith Leiber’s career has taken her from the Budapest Ghetto to the White House
Judith Leiber reflects on a remarkable life that has encompassed surviving the Holocaust, creating the iconic handbag company that bears her name and witnessing the opening of a museum devoted to her craft.
We could all learn a thing or two from our rebellious ancestors
More and more people are learning to interpret — and draw inspiration from — those biblical figures who said 'no' to the status quo.
When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012, the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties in Margate City had to orchestrate an 80-person staff with no previous experience in natural disasters. Here’s how they did it — and what still needs to be done.


Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.


A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.



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