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Introducing the Incoming Publisher of Jewish Currents!

Dear Readers,

Hi! It’s Jacob Plitman. After an incredible 5 years here at Jewish Currents, I am stepping down as publisher. Building this magazine and community with you has been the greatest adventure of my working life. Your support, enthusiasm, and love for this publication have sustained me, and all of the staff, from the very beginning.

Will you contribute today to celebrate our transition?

Five years ago, four of us sat in a living room and imagined how to bring the long and incredible legacy of Jewish Currents into a new phase and to a new generation of readers. Trump was president. We didn’t have much money. Our parents were very worried. But we knew one thing: You were out there. We knew that so many of you were unserved by the media landscape, and that you deserved a high-quality, principled publication of ideas. And so we set out to build just that.

Now, I’m stepping away. I will miss you, and the special relationship I’ve had with this magazine since our relaunch. And I could not be more excited about where this publication is going. So, it is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you to Daniel May, the incoming publisher of Jewish Currents!

Daniel has over two decades of experience in community, labor, and political organizing with the Industrial Areas Foundation, SEIU, ACORN, and more. He received his PhD in Religion, Ethics, and Politics in the Department of Religion at Princeton University in 2020, where he worked on 20th century Jewish political thought. Daniel’s writing has appeared in Reform Judaism, The Nation, Tablet, Haaretz, Jewish Currents, The Good Society, and The Jewish Quarterly Review. He will continue to build the vital coverage and community that is Jewish Currents.

Will you contribute today to welcome Daniel to the team?

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your support. I will treasure my time at JC always.