Meredith Ganzman


She Got Moving Images Moving

By Meredith Ganzman

She Got Moving Images Moving
The end of this year’s presentation of the Academy Awards marked the final wrap on the 30-year career of Rochelle Slovin, founding director of the Museum of the Moving Image. In an industry that immortalizes art, the museum defines Slovin’s legacy — bringing audiences behind the magic of the moving image. And now, with the completion of the museum’s expansion and renovation project, Slovin is calling “cut” and retiring.Read More


JDating — Without Losing Your Mind

By Meredith Ganzman

In honor of Valentine’s Day, author and filmmaker Michelle Cove speaks with the Forward about about why she thinks Jewish women are staying single longer than ever before. She also provides tips on how to make the most of Jewish dating sites and how to avoid “dater’s burnout.”Read More


For Valentine's Day, A Look at Jewish Celebrities Who Make Us Swoon

By Meredith Ganzman

In honor of the holiday that makes us profess our love and buy things we otherwise wouldn’t, the Forward staff has picked 18 Jewish celebrities we love today and, well, pretty much every day.Read More


The Madoffs — Like Father, Like Sons?

By Meredith Ganzman

Behind every great man stands a great woman — or so the saying goes. And behind every not-so-great man?Read More






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