Esther D. Kustanowitz is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, consultant and speaker.
Esther is a Contributing Writer at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, where she writes on topics ranging from comedy to grief, from women in Jewish leadership to social media culture; and is a TV columnist at J.: The Jewish News of Northern California. She co-hosts The Bagel Report, a podcast about Jews and entertainment, and speaks about #TVGoneJewy, a term she invented to describe the increase of Jewish content on TV. Esther was also founding editor at GrokNation.com; has written for ModernLoss.com, Haaretz, JTA, the Forward, and eJewish Philanthropy, among others; and has worked with dozens of Jewish organizations. She is also working on a book about life after loss called Nothing Helps (But This Might Help).
Esther has also consulted for and spoken at dozens of organizations and institutions in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Israel, including The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the ROI Community, IKAR, the American Jewish University, Yeshiva University, Slingshot, Limmud (UK, L.A., NY, Bay Area & Seattle), UpStart and the Jewish Federations of North America. You can learn more about her on her website: EstherK.com.