They Like Us! They Really Like Us!


We’re just six months old (a mere babe!) and already we’ve been crowned one of nine winners of the new Jewish New Media Innovation Fund. Don’t want to toot our own horn–but we will for just a sec–Kveller was chosen out of a pool of more than 300 applicants. The grants were announced today and are going to nine projects that offer “innovative ways of using new media to encourage the next generation of Jews to engage in life and community Jewishly.”

The Jewish New Media Innovation Fund is a collaboration of the 
Jim Joseph Foundation
Righteous Persons Foundation
, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

So, a special thank you to all those folks. And congrats to the other winners!

Deborah Kolben

Deborah Kolben is Editorial Director/Founding Editor of Kveller. She formerly covered education, crime, and real estate at the New York Daily News and The New York Sun before becoming  the city editor of The New York Sun and the managing editor of  the Village Voice.  She has also written for The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Forward, and Jerusalem Report. She received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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