Who We Are

Bridges is edited long distance by a collective of Jewish women living in the U.S. and Canada. In the years we’ve been working on Bridges, over a dozen women have served on the Core E

Clare Kinberg is a founder (1989) and Managing Editor (1989-present) of Bridges. She was on the founding board (2002) of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom: Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. Her essays and personal narratives have been published in Sh’maNew MenorahWoman of Power, and various other publications and anthologies. After ten years in Eugene, Oregon, she, her partner and two young children now live in Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Carolivia Herron, the author of Thereafter Johnnie and Nappy Hair, is a retired professor of Comparative Literature and Creative Writing currently living in Washington, DC. She writes fiction, directs the PAUSE creative writing literacy program, and leads the Jewish Writers Circle sponsored by the Washington, DC Jewish Study Center. Her works in press and in progress include, Little Georgia and the ApplesHigh Seas for Children, and Asenath And Our Song of SongsLittle Georgia and the Apples is a family folk tale taken from her mother’s childhood. High Seas for Children recounts the coming of her Jewish ancestors from Spain and North Africa to the Georgia Seas Islands where they intermarried with the Geechee African people. Asenath is a comic novel describing the previous and contemporary lives of Asna’t, the ancient African woman who married the Biblical Joseph. Carolivia has held literature and creative writing appointments at Harvard University, Brandeis University, Binghamton University and the College of William and Mary.

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Faith Jones is the head of the Mid-Manhattan Literature and Languages collection of the New York Public Library. She is part of a three-person collective that translates the poetic works of Celia Dropkin from Yiddish to English. Her writing has appeared in Canadian Jewish StudiesThe ForwardPublishing Research QuarterlyCanadian Jewish OutlookJudaica Librarianship, and אויפֿן שװעל. She is an active volunteer with KlezKamp and co-produced their double-CD release, “Live From KlezKamp!” Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she lives in Brooklyn with her partner.

Yosefa Raz was raised in Jerusalem. After completing her army service and BA from Hebrew University she immigrated to the US, where she received an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis. Her poetry book, In Exchange for a Homeland, was published by Swan Scythe Press in 2004. Additional poems and stories have appeared in ZYZZYVAKerem, and Glimmer Train. She currently lives in Berkeley, California, where she teaches mythology and writing.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Simone Yehuda now resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has published two books of poetry, Thaw and Lifting Water. She is working on a third collection, Herself the Tide, and a book exploring her Orthodox heritage, The Golem as Metaphor for Jewish Women Writers.