IsraelCast Episode 117

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Get an inside look at Israel and what it means to be Jewish through the eyes of David Kaufman, Architectural Digest’s Digital Director and a juror for Jewish National Fund-USA’s Envision Tomorrow’s Israel Competition. As someone who was introduced to religion by his black Baptist grandmother, David expounds on the diversity of the Jewish experience, the captivating architecture of Tel Aviv, and what it means to be a creative person. Tune into this week’s IsraelCast episode as host Steven Shalowitz sits down with David, someone you may not know but will feel like a friend by the end of the conversation.

As Architectural Digest’s digital chief David Kaufman leads the publication’s digital properties, which include, Clever, and AD PRO, as well as all social media and video content. Kaufman was most recently the founding editor in chief of, the new search and discovery platform from News Corp, and was formerly a New York Times editor and the global lifestyle editor at Quartz. He spent nearly five years at the New York Post, where he was travel, home, and design editor, as well as editor in chief of Alexa, the Post’s lifestyle publication. Kaufman is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and on the board of trustees at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. Click here for Kaufman's New York Post article on Amar'e Stoudemire.

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