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The Jewish Writing Institute is dedicated to teaching writing skills to improve the individual's ability to communicate effectively, develop outlets for self expression, foster self discovery and intensify one's Jewish and spiritual identity. This is done in a protected environment, sheltered from detrimental influences of modern society

Director: Esther Susan Heller

is director of the Jewish Writing Institute. She is Editor-in-Chief of Targum Press. She is author of the novel, The Lost Daughter. She founded Soferet, the Association of Orthodox Women Writers and publishes their quarterly newsletter. She organizes the Tsfat Women Writers' Conferences.

She has taught creative writing technique and Jewish self expression classes for ten years at Sharei Bina and Chaya Mushka seminaries, as well as via email at The Jewish Writing Institute.

She has published short stories and articles in Binah, Mishpacha- Jewish Family Weekly, Hadassah Magazine, Hamodia, Horizons, Yated Ne'eman, and Fiction (Targum Press). A children's book will be published by KarBen in Chanukah, 2008.

She has a master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a BA degree in Psychology with Honors from the University of Michigan. Her thesis explored the relationship between creativity and ego development.

She made aliya from Chicago 16 years ago & lives in Tsfat with her family.

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Editorial Board:

Judy Belsky Phd, Nechama Berg, Varda Branfman, Rena Cohen, Esther Susan Heller, Jessica Heller-Frank, Leah Kotkes, Shoshana Lepon, Esther Rubenstein, Sarah Shapiro.


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For any questions or comments, please contact us:
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The Jewish Writing Institute
P.O. Box 301, Tsfat, Israel 13100
phone in Israel 04-682-0718
from outside of Israel: 972-4682-0718

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