Anna Caplan, Editor in Chief
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 music education for ten years. She has taught and performed in dozens of schools, synagogues, and JCCs.
Anna founded Honeycake in response to the need she saw for a new kind of Jewish publication for kids. Her experiences as an editor, business owner, theater director, music teacher, and parent all inform her work on the magazine.
Anna lives in Wynnewood, PA with her husband and two preschool-aged editors.
Marilyn Rose, creative Director
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, editor and art director
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.
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.