Our Team

 

Staff

Anna Caplan, Editor in Chief

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Anna Caplan is a Jewish educator and entrepreneur with a passion for arts education. She studied comparative literature at Harvard College, where she was active in the performing arts. Upon graduating, Anna worked in Jewish education for ten years, eventually focusing on early childhood and elementary education. She has taught and performed Jewish music in dozens of schools, synagogues, and JCCs.

Anna has worn many hats in the course of her professional and personal life, including theater director, music teacher, editor, business owner, and parent -- all of which inform her work on Honeycake magazine. She founded Honeycake in response to the need she saw for a new kind of Jewish publication for kids.

Anna lives in Wynnewood, PA with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys taking ballet classes and seeing plays and musicals.

Marilyn Rose, creative Director

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As the creative director of Honeycake magazine, Marilyn brings extensive expertise in publication design, a passion for arts education, and a life-long interest in children’s creativity.

Previous design clients have included the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museum, the Graphic Artist Guild, the Mystic Seaport Museum, and Na’amat Woman magazine. Marilyn is also an award-winning watercolorist, instructor, and live-event painter, with work in many private and corporate collections. Her social media followers watch for her Friday Flowers paintings, posted weekly on Facebook and Instagram at @MarilynRoseArt. Her work can be found online at www.marilynrosedesign.com and www.marilynroseart.com.

Marilyn holds a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her grandchildren call her “Gaga,” and she loves to read and do art projects with them.

Lisa Rosinsky, Fiction and Poetry Editor

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Lisa is a children's book editor, author, and poet with a passion for representing diverse, contemporary Jewish identities in her work.

With a decade of experience in the publishing industry, Lisa is currently a senior editor at Barefoot Books in Cambridge, MA, where she edits and art directs picture books and board books. Her debut young adult novel, Inevitable and Only, features a nontraditional Jewish teen navigating an unexpected (and devoutly Catholic) addition to her family. Kirkus praised the "extremely diverse cast of characters who interact with vivacity and authentic emotion" and called it "an excellent read."

Lisa holds an MFA in creative writing from Boston University and a BA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University, was selected as the 2016-2017 Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence, and has taught at Boston University and the Boston Arts Academy. She lives in Jamaica Plain, MA, with her husband, two cats who think they're dogs, and an impressive collection of pun t-shirts. Find her online at lisarosinskywrites.com and on Twitter at @LisaRosinsky.


Frequent contributors

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Aliza Donath is the artist behind Honeycake the Bear and friends. Aliza is a Judaic studies educator and visual artist based in New York City. Her work focuses on cartoons and Jewish folklore, and her art has appeared in The Jewish Comix Anthology Vol. 1 and JoMix: Art and Deviation, as well as several online publications and exhibitions around the country. For the past five years, Aliza has been teaching and developing curricula based around Jewish history, cartooning, folk art, and lore with an emphasis on practical development of Jewish practice and STEM integration. Aliza received her Master's Degrees in Judaic Studies and Arts Education from New York University. Her favorite things include cooking, travel, and pop-culture geekdom. 

More contributor bios coming soon!


Advisory Board

Maxine Handelman   Director of Family Life & Learning, Anshe Emet Synagogue

Maxine Handelman

Director of Family Life & Learning, Anshe Emet Synagogue

Lisa Sanchez   Writer and Leadership Coach, Cocoon

Lisa Sanchez

Writer and Leadership Coach, Cocoon

Miriam Udel   Associate Professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies, Emory University

Miriam Udel

Associate Professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies, Emory University

Julie Wohl   Family Engagement Specialist, Macks Center for Jewish Education

Julie Wohl

Family Engagement Specialist, Macks Center for Jewish Education

Alison Zimbalist   Education Consultant, PJ Library Goes to School K-2

Alison Zimbalist

Education Consultant, PJ Library Goes to School K-2