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.