A New Jersey native, Jen Maidenberg is a freelance writer, editor, and mother of three who lives on Kibbutz Hannaton, Israel. Her creative nonfiction column, “My Time, Your Place” is published bi-monthly in District Lit, an online journal of writing and art based in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, Jen has blogged for multiple outlets — including The Times of Israel and the Arizona Jewish Post — about her adjustment to life in Israel. Her full professional bio may be found on LinkedIn.
Jen is a former assistant editor of the Arizona Jewish Post, as well as a former book club manager at Scholastic, where she wrote three activity books for children. A Master of Arts from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, Jen completed a lyric essay memoir about old love, married life, and mixed tapes. She recently was named a finalist for the Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Prize.