|Netanel (Ted) Deutsch
A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ted was born at Jewish Hospital to Ted, Jr. and Josephine Deutsch. He attended North Avondale Elementary School, where he attained the rank of lieutenant as a school crossing guard. A graduate of Walnut Hills High School in 1976, he was a member of the cross country team. In 1976, he entered Ohio University and was a founding brother of AEPi fraternity. He graduated from Ohio University in 1980 with a degree in psychology and a minor in political science. Later that year his father died, and Ted took over his company, Key Magazine. He began in Cincinnati the publication Cincinnati Bride and Groom. He has worked or published many other publications in Cincinnati, such as the playbill for both Playhouse in the Park and the Taft Theater, WNOP Jazzfest program and the Cincinnati Bar Association Report. He ran Key Magazine until 1999, when he sold it to his brother, Michael. In 1998 he purchased The American Israelite Newspaper. Ted’s vision of bringing the Israelite into the modern age has been long and rewarding. He established many firsts with the Israelite under his guidance. The American Israelite Newspaper’s website has been growing ever since going live. It continues to grow monthly. Ted has served on many boards in the Cincinnati area. Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Jewish Community Center, Golf Manor Synagogue and Shaarei Torah Synagogue. He is currently a board member of Jewish National Fund. In addition, Ted was elected by his flotilla as the Vice Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 5-4 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
|Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Before that she was a judge on the First District Court of Appeals of Ohio. She currently blogs extensively on the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Born in Redondo Beach, Calif., Alexia Kadish received her bachelor of science degree in Human Development from the University of California, Davis, and completed her teaching degree in elementary education from California State University, Sacramento. Alexia taught in the Sacramento City District until moving to Cincinnati in 1998. She has taught Hebrew School and Sunday School for several area congregations over the years and she currently teaches as a substitute at Rockwern Academy. Alexia has been with The American Israelite since November 2007. In addition to her duties as Copy Editor, she also coordinates with families for the Obituary section of the paper. Alexia lives in Loveland with her husband, Scott, and their three children, Zakary, Ethan and Elyse.
Zell Schulman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky in 1950.
Zell has been a writer for the American Israelite for more than 25 years. She started with Henry Seagal covering the stories and interviews assigned to her. She began her column “The Modern Jewish Cook” the year Henry passed away. This column is archived in the American Jewish Archives. She wrote for the website InterfaithFamily.com for four years and wrote a column for The International Association of Culinary Professionals Monthly, a professional bulletin.
She served as the head of the Women’s Division of Cincinnati’s United Jewish Appeal in 1960 (Formerly the Jewish Federation). She was one of The Enquirer’s Women of the Year in 1975. She was also honored as BN’AI Brith Woman of the Year.
Zell currently resides in Park Hills, Kentucky where she was married to the late Melvin L. Schulman for 50 years. She is the mother to 4 children and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.
|Phyllis R. Singer
Phyllis R. Singer, contributing columnist of “This Year in Jerusalem,” and her husband, Allen, made aliyah in 1999 and today live in Jerusalem. She works part time as an English-language editor for an outsourcing company, is active in several Jewish organizations and attends Judaic studies classes.
Singer served as editor/general manager of The American Israelite from 1983-1999 (and staff writer, copy editor and managing editor prior to becoming editor/general manager). Singer and publisher Millard Mack conceived and implemented changes that transformed the paper from a bulletin board into an award-winning Jewish community newspaper.
In addition, Singer served on the boards of numerous Jewish community organizations, including Cincinnati Hebrew Day School, Jewish Community Relations Council, Bureau of Jewish Education, Cedar Village and one of its predecessor organizations, the Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged.
The Israelite’s Wandering Jew, is an award-winning travel writer who lives in Cincinnati, but calls the world home. An International Travel Correspondent, Janet has journeyed to all 7 continents, traveled in 130 countries, and sailed on 135 cruises. Her travel articles have appeared in hundreds of publications around the globe…from the United States to Australia, New Zealand, England, and Canada.
Janet has received a total of 38 travel-writing awards including: 3 Lowell Thomas Awards; 14 Society of American Travel Writers Awards; 18 Mark Twain Awards; State of Ohio’s Buckeye Travel Award; Henry E. Bradshaw Best of Show Award; and the Cipriani Best Overall Writer of the Year Award.
Janet is also a Travel Consultant with The Travel Authority’s Mariemont office.
Gabrielle Cohen is from Toledo, OH. Her parents are Laurie and Sandy Cohen. She has an older sister named Emily. She is a fourth-year Journalism major and Judaic Studies minor at the University of Cincinnati. Before she came to Cincinnati for college, she attended Sylvania Southview High School. For all four years of high school, she was very active in the Toledo BBG chapter of the Ohio Northern Region of BBYO and the Toledo Jewish community, specifically her synagogue, Temple Shomer Emunium. She was a Sunday School and Hebrew School aide for three years during high school. At the University of Cincinnati, she is an active member of Cincinnati Hillel and Chi Omega. She hopes to continue a career in Jewish Journalism after she graduates in Spring of 2014.
Born in Cincinnati, Jory Edlin graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1976. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, from the University of Cincinnati in 1986. He earned his MEd in Counseling from Xavier University in 2003. Over the years he has had three distinct careers, starting with restaurant management, followed by owning a computer software company, then teaching high school Mathematics and Computer Science.
He currently serves as Flotilla Commander for Flotilla 53 in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as the Division 5 Public Education Officer.