When it comes to inspiration, they’re the success story

The Power of you.

Meet our media magnets. These incredible women have the power to pull people in. When they put something into the world, people listen, engage and react. Their energetic presence stretches beyond their ability to inspire others across the world. Jewish women see our media magnets as true leaders and we believe their influence in the media world has the power to inspire change. That’s why out of 3 billion women, we chose these women to be our influential media magnets, and why we’ve invited them to join the likes of other influential media powerhouse on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Israel.

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Amber Katz is a freelance writer, copywriter/editor and founder of rouge18.com, a pop culture-infused beauty blog featuring everything from skin smoothers to hairspray to body scrubs. Katz started her blog in 2006 as an outlet from which to rave about her favorite lotions and potions to fellow beautyphiles. Katz has written for Cosmopolitan, Vogue, MTV.com, Allure.com, Refinery29.com, TeenVogue.com, ELLE.com, SELF.com and Yahoo Beauty.

Cumulative Followers: 55,000+

 

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This Media Magnet is the founder of the modern Jewish cooking blog What Jew Wanna Eat and author of the cookbook Sweet Noshings. She also is the owner of the cool Jewish gifts website ModernTribe.com. After a stint in NYC as a conference producer, she moved to Austin, Texas, to escape the cold weather. Soon after, Kritzer left the business world to attend culinary school and work on her true passion. Kritzer has had the opportunity to develop recipes such as Avocado Latkes Breakfast Tacos for numerous publications, and she has spoken on the topics of Judaism, entrepreneurship, and food.

Cumulative Followers: 60,000+

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A Venezuelan television and radio personality, Annabelle has been captivating fans with her innate talent for more than 20 years. Her Spanish flair has seen her grace newsrooms as an anchor in several national TV shows. In 2016, she founded and launched Familia Perfecta, a multiplatform project that highlights her take on family values – an initiative that has gained a huge following, success, and support. Today, the Media Magnet has her own radio show – “Al Medio Con La Blum” – on radio station Existos 107.1fm.

Cumulative Followers: 226,000+

 

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Chaya Lichtenstein started The ChefChaya Instagram in 2014 to share her love of food, using with hashtag #CarbieBarbie. It has since then taken on a life of its own and grown into an all-around lifestyle brand. Chaya’s Instagram stories are superbly addictive and consist of soul food recipes as well as food for the soul stories. Chaya expanded her brand beyond food to media marketing, brand partnerships, consulting, recipe development, as well as being a media ambassador for several companies. Chaya runs the media and photography for one of the largest kosher Gourmet supermarkets in the country, as well as other media accounts. Though her primary focus on social media is food, she uses her media platform to provide a lifestyle aspect to her blogging experience sharing everything from recipes, food products, Jewish tradition, tablescapes, fashion, daily inspiration, travel and most importantly humor.

Cumulative Followers: 70,000+

 

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Named one of the “15 Most Powerful Moms in Social Media” by Working Mother magazine, Ciaran Blumenfeld is a creative entrepreneur and publisher of the family lifestyle blog Momfluential.net. She’s also the CEO and founder of Hashtracking.com, a social media analytics service that offers valuable insights on the world of hashtags. Her ‘momfluence’ skills have seen her feature in Forbes, The New York Times and Fast Company. When this ‘media magnet’ isn’t traveling the globe, she’s home in Southern California with her four kids, husband, and odd-eyed cat.

Cumulative Followers: 184,000+

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This is the kind of doctor you want to visit. Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com, aka Dr. G. This Media Magnet is an industry-leading speaker, author, social influencer and media personality. She is a regular on NBC’s Today Show and appears on numerous other local and national television talk shows, including Good Morning America, Fox News, and The Rachael Ray Show. As a television personality, she gives straightforward advice to bridge the gap between kids and adults. Dr. G  speaks to audiences the world over and is an award-winning, board-certified family physician. Her four sons range from ages nine to fifteen years old.

Cumulative Followers: 60,000+

 

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Familiar with the phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” Well, that certainly applies to this Media Magnet. Denise is a #FulltimeWorkingStayAtHomeMom and is #HappilyDivorced. She currently resides in New York City with her two precious boys, Jaron and Jaylan. Denise is also a #FutureCancerSurvivor, recently finishing her successful treatment during a time she calls, #MyBrEaSTyear!

Cumulative Followers: 500,000+

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This Media Magnet is a writer, broadcaster, and blogger who believes in the power of food to connect people. She has a food column (co-written with her mother) in the Globe and Mail newspaper, as well as a weekly food segment on CBC Radio One. Her parenting writing reaches parents through Today’s Parent magazine and her own award-winning blog – Embrace the Chaos. Her lifestyle writing can be found in magazines and newspapers across Canada. Emma Waverman happily resides in the heart of downtown Toronto with her three kids, husband, and scrappy dog.

Cumulative Followers: 40,000+

 

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She’s mastered the art of connecting with moms. Her days of hosting MuchMusic in the 80s has seen Erica become one of Canada’s most recognizable personalities. Author, speaker and CEO of Ehm & Co,  a digital marketing consultancy, and the flagship digital publication, YMC.ca (YummyMummyClub.ca), this Media Magnet has curated a confederation of hundreds of mom influencers, content creators, and small publishers across Canada, to create strategic award-winning branded content and social engagement. No matter how busy business gets, Ehm always makes time for her two cool teens and her rock ’n roll husband.

Cumulative Followers: 48,500+

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This Media Magnet is a citizen activist, social entrepreneur, and writer. Since co-founding Turning Green in 2005, she’s developed eco-education for millions of students. Erin Schrode speaks and consults internationally, contributes to ABC, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Refinery29, and is featured in The NY Times, Vanity Fair, CNN, NBC, FOX, Seventeen, Forbes and more. This bold innovator and community organizer champions civic leadership, conscious living, and environmental stewardship on a lifelong journey to inspire and mobilize people to discover and activate their passion for social impact and policy change.

Cumulative Followers: 43,000+

 

 

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She’s a go-getter, a thinker, and a doer. You’re looking at a marketing, communications, public relations, branding and social media expert with over 15 years experience. For the last 10 years, this Media Magnet has created a flourishing consultancy including marketing, product strategy, social media outreach, public relations strategy, philanthropy and social responsibility programs, partnerships and writing. Some of her recent clients include the United Nations Foundation, SheKnows, Cachet Consulting and many more.

Cumulative Followers: 43,000+

 

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This Media Magnet is the creator of the parenting blog Mommy Shorts and the author of The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting published by Abrams in September 2015. She is also known for her Instagram presence, which has 600,000 followers across four accounts. Ilana Wiles uses her multi-platform audience and advertising background to create authentic stories integrating brands like AmEx, Disney, and Honest Tea. Her content has been featured on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show, GMA and even as a question on Jeopardy! She lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters.

Cumulative Followers: 600,000+

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You’re looking at Hispana Global’s founder and CEO. Jeannette is an award-winning bilingual journalist and TV personality. She has been on shows like The Chew, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The Steve Harvey Show, Despierta America, and Un Nuevo, among others. She’s an internationally recognized lifestyle expert, parenting writer, and speaker. This Media Magnet was named by mom.me as one of the top 50 mom bloggers and LATISM’s best parenting blogger; won Portada’s Top Online Video Marketing Campaign Award, and was named one of the top 100 women leaders by Chile’s El Mercurio. She currently resides in Miami with her family.

Cumulative Followers: 130,000+

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This smart business mind is the founder and CEO of Macaroni Kid. Joyce Shulman reaches millions of moms each month with her hyper-local and national e-newsletter and websites. Having created a one-of-a-kind digital platform, this Media Magnet connects families to the wonders of their own communities. In addition, Shulman is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post and writes about the importance of moms taking care of themselves. A commercial litigator by background, Shulman abandoned ‘law firm life’ in 1998 to liberate her entrepreneurial spirit and focus on the things that are most important to her: family, community and making the world a better place.

Cumulative Followers: 76,000+

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Liora was born in Kaunas, Lithuania and immigrated to America when she was a child. Liora boasts a BS in neuroscience and a minor in statistics from Brandeis University, plus an MBA in finance. Liora keeps a combined 91,000 fans informed and entertained on her popular Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat accounts. She recently started her own website – jewishchick.net, a perfect place for her to showcase not only her fashion but the best Jewish goods.  

Cumulative Followers: 91,000+

 

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This Media Magnet is the CEO and founder of Divalysscious Moms, a national NYC-based marketing and event company with a database of millions of mothers and mompreneurs. Thirteen years ago, before marketers were even using social media marketing to target moms, she created Divalysscious Moms as a way to get her groove back after giving birth to her first child and help other mothers find themselves post-baby. Today, this bestselling author and mommy of three lives on Long Island and continues searching for ways to help moms everywhere.

Cumulative Followers: 340,000+

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Ever wondered why children don’t come with a manual when they’re born? Well, they do – Melissa Chapman. After years of penning the “Kids in the City” column for the Staten Island Advance, she began her blog: https://www.TheStatenIslandFamily.com, where she currently shares parenting tips and good old-fashioned storytelling about life as a mom, trying to juggle everyday life while keeping her kids happy, and it seems she has. Her kids are both active in NCSY and USY, and her blog currently reaches over 75,000 readers per month, with her social media networks averaging over 200,000 followers.

Cumulative Followers: 275,000+

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Not your average mommy. This Media Magnet has toured America with former US President Bush during the 2000 election, reporting for MSNBC. She co-founded The MOMS and was also a founding partner in Moms & The City, which later became a national US TV show, and she created the first-ever mom-focused town hall series called Mamarazzi. She’s also enjoyed some airtime with appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, HLN and, most recently, The Big Idea at CNBC. Today, Gerstein resides in New York City with her husband Anthony and three children.

Cumulative Followers: 500,000+

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Beautiful and funny, this Media Magnet currently stars as Valerie Cole, a newly divorced therapist who is just re-entering the world of dating, in the critically acclaimed Hulu show Casual. Most recently, she starred alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the feature film, The House. Watkins can also be seen in all three seasons of Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning show, Transparent, and opposite Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in the Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer, as well as in HBO’s hit comedy, Veep.

Cumulative Followers: 40,000+

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If you have children, Nancy Johnson’s the friend you want around. She’s been blogging since forever, for sites like People.com’s Moms and Babies, and babyCenter.com. Johnson is married with three children, ages 11 (boy), 9 (girl), and 7 (boy). Before she had kids, she worked at the Food Network (when no one in NY knew what it was) and taught in the NYC schools. She’s written posts about breastfeeding, car seats, strollers, vehicles, and tech for kids and parents. She’s currently a brand ambassador for Netflix, Strawberry Shortcake, and Netgear. She loves living in NYC and sharing her experiences with her active (and funny) family.

Cumulative Followers: 112,000+

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You know that person who knows that person – that’s Natalie Klein. CEO and co-owner of Hot Moms Club, she has an insatiable appetite for celebrities and the world of entertainment. Married to a Hollywood agent, she is always mingling with actors and her event experiences have paired her with top celebrity party planners. This Media Magnet was a spokesperson for Gerber and has created hybrid mom and blogger outreach with giant brands. She has two young children, a son, and daughter both under the age of eight, and a Havanese dog named Mookie Wilson.

Cumulative Followers: 5.173 million+

 

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This Media Magnet is a blogger, social media entrepreneur and Forbes contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Food Network, American Express and Levi’s. Curating original content and videos, Natalie Zfat gains millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for. When she’s not engaging with her half a million followers, Zfat loves sharing her entrepreneurial thought leadership at conferences and universities, including Carnegie Mellon, NYU Stern School of Business, The Harvard Club of New York and Internet of Things World.

Cumulative Followers: 500,000+

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Brains and beauty, Rebecca Levey is the co-founder of KidzVuz Media – a family-focused digital marketing company. She drives the business development and strategy for KidzVuz, working with major toy, tech and entertainment companies that aim to connect with families through authentic online campaigns and real-life activations. In addition, Levey is the host of the Parenting Bytes Podcast on CBS Radio, discussing the latest tech, news, and advice for raising Generation Z. A passionate public education advocate, Levey was the New York State delegate to the Parenting Magazine Mom Congress on Education and is an Obama White House Champion of Change for Education.

Cumulative Followers: 40,000+

 

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Known for their masterfully clashing brazen sense of style which saw them dubbed “human glitter” by the New York Times, these are the outrageous identical twins behind Beckerman Blog. Their infectious energy and genuine passion for all things stylish and beautiful has made them a fashion force on the street style scene. Respected and popular, these two Media Magnets enjoy a rampant following, including celebrities, musicians and fashion’s elite – we’re talking collaborations with Kenzo, Disney, Apple, H&M, Versace, Chanel and more.

Cumulative Followers: 307,000+

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They say choose your friends wisely, and you can’t go wrong with Dr. Sara Gottfried. A mother, wife, physician and keynote speaker. This Media Magnet is also an author of three New York Times bestselling books that will keep you healthier, fitter and younger.  After graduating from Harvard Medical School and MIT, she completed her residency at the University of California, in San Francisco. She now lives in Berkeley, California with her family.

Cumulative Followers: 215,000+

 

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Sarah Maizes is VP of Children’s Entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. This Media Magnet is a 25-year veteran of the children’s entertainment and publishing industries, as well as a parenting/lifestyle humorist, and former stand-up comedian. Sarah Maizes is also an award-winning children’s book author and speaks to audiences large and small on the subjects of writing, parenting with humor, and reinvention. She is a regular contributor to TODAY.com and has appeared as a guest on the Today Show, KTLA, CNN, and NPR. Maizes lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three teenagers and two cats.

Cumulative Followers: 40,000+

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This Media Magnet is an American author, reality television personality and founder of pet-related businesses, including Animal Fair magazine, Paws for Style and Yappy Hour.  For her charitable efforts, Diamond was presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She is also the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This humanitarian and endangered animal and rescue advocate was dubbed “the Martha Stewart of the milk bone dish” by The New Yorker, and crowned the “Canine Queen” by Forbes. “You can’t say no to Wendy Diamond and her ‘do-the-right-thing’ advocacy.

Cumulative Followers: 1.347 million+

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Wendy Sachs is an Emmy Award-winning network television producer, former Capitol Hill press secretary, editor-in-chief of Care.com, public relations executive and content strategist, and the author of the new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers (Amacom, 2017). Wendy is also the author of the critically acclaimed book on balancing career and family, How She Really Does It: Secrets of Successful Stay-at-Work Moms (Da Capo, 2005).

Cumulative Followers: 40,000+

 

30 women, eight days,
a million memories.
Get ready to:

The power of Israel.

It’s not just any trip. We take our media magnets back to where it all began- their homeland. The places we go and the experiences we encounter are sure to create deeper connections for each woman individually and with each other.

Together, they’re stronger.

Truth is, our media magnets could do this in their own time- at their own pace. But the life-changing aspect of this eight-day journey has a lot to do with everyone coming together-” if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. Imagine how far 30 media magnets can go.

#ItStartsWithWomen

About JWRP

If you wanted to have the greatest influence on the direction of the Jewish people, whom should you target? The Jewish mother, that’s who. In 2008, eight Jewish women from different walks of life, affiliations, observance, and ages began a powerful dialogue. They agreed that it was time to empower and inspire women with the rich beauty of their Jewish heritage, and the JWRP was born. The JWRP seeks to inspire women to transform themselves, transform their families, their communities, and the world. Read more

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FROM NOVEMBER 27TH- DECEMBER 4TH, 2017