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Lisa Klug

Published author and journalist on Jewish arts, culture, travel and other topics

Travels from California

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Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History


Lisa is a contributor to a wide range of media outlets including the New York Times, Forward, Moment, Hadassah, Jerusalem Post, Huffington Post,, Hearst and Conde Nast magazines and Israeli public television. She is the assistant director of Schmooze: The Jewish Culture Conference, a judge for the Manischewitz Cook-Off, winner of the Jerusalem Poetry Slam, and a presenter at 14 Limmud conferences worldwide, seven Jewlicious Festivals and more than 100 venues in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel. 

Lisa is the author of Hot Mamalah and Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist and the first humor book honored in the 50-year history of the "Jewish Pulitzers." 

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Berkeley and an alumna of Cal's Graduate School of Journalism and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Lisa is a lover of language and adventure. Her travel highlights include watching glaciers calve and humpbacks fluke in Alaska; learning to surf, helicoptering through rainbows and witnessing active lava flows on multiple trips to Hawaii; and resuming a healthy weight after illness on a steady diet of croissants and chocolate mousse in Paris. 

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