AMI HAS ITS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF THE JEWISH WORLD
We bring unique and fresh perspectives on issues that matter to our readers, from community issues to
happenings on the international scene. Ami does not shy from presenting diverse viewpoints on important matters. We aim to inform, inspire, and provide worthy food for thought to the Jewish community.
Ami’s editorial staff is a merging of some of the best and brightest writers, editors, and visionaries in the Jewish world today.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter
As former Torah Editor at Mishpacha Magazine, Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter’s work spanned diverse spheres in the Jewish world. He successfully forged relationships with Orthodox leaders across the spectrum. His headlining interviews with the Satmar Rebbe, Rabbis Reuven and Dovid Feinstein, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky of Chabad-Lubavitch, and Rabbi Hershel Schachter of the Orthodox Union (not to mention public officials like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg) garnered positive reviews. His groundbreaking articles catalyzed discussion from the blogosphere and merited mention in The New York Times. As an author, Rabbi Frankfurter is most known for his Hebrew commentary on Sefer Yonah and has been featured as a contributor to multiple scholarly and literary anthologies. A childhood student of the Satmar Cheder, Rabbi Frankfurter continued his education at Yeshivas Brisk in Yerushalayim and Bais Medrash Gehova in Lakewood, NJ, where he was a close talmid of both Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik and Rabbi Shneur Kotler zt”l, respectively. He continues to enjoy close relationships with Gedolei Yisrael and many leading figures in the Orthodox Jewish world, with whom he consults regarding Ami’s offerings.
SENIOR EDITOR: Rechy Frankfurter
One of the most noted and respected editors in the Jewish publishing world today, Rechy Frankfurter was first recruited to lend her creativity and investigative mind to raise the bar at Hamodia Magazine, a weekly Jewish human-interest periodical. Quickly rising to the ranks of editor, Rechy was recognized for her unique journalistic expertise by Mishpacha Magazine, a weekly Jewish family magazine that then tapped her talents. First as editor of that periodical’s Family First component, and later as editor of the entire magazine, Rechy was the key player and most integral factor in the magazine’s growth. Beginning in 2007 and over the duration of her tenure, distribution and ad revenue increased markedly. With Ami, Rechy forges ahead with her own vision, dedicating her editorial intuition and broad connections to creating a unique publication for today’s—and tomorrow’s—Jewish world.
MANAGING EDITOR: Victoria Dwek
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from New York University at the age of 20 with a BA in English Literature, Victoria launched CritiqueMe.com, an online writing center for students, where she oversaw a student-mentoring staff. While earning her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, Victoria also attended seminary and launched her journalism career. After graduation, she took the helm of The Angel News, a business and finance publication aimed at an Orthodox readership. Under her leadership, the publication gained a sterling reputation for delivering quality journalism in an aesthetic package. In 2006, Victoria extended her focus with the launch of Purple Brand Marketing, a content marketing firm. Victoria lives in the unique Sephardic community of Deal, NJ.