Patricia Eszter Margit
Patricia Eszter Margit is the founder of Art Kibbutz, international Jewish artist residency program in New York. Her writing has appeared in the JTA, Jerusalem Report, Ejewishphilanthropy, Jewish Renaissance, Nepszabadsag (Hungarian daily), Szombat, ELLE, and Marie Claire magazines. She has been working as a PR/media advisor and coach for numerous Jewish, human rights, and women's organizations as well as governmental agencies including 92Y, JCC Manhattan, StorahTelling, the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office, the European Women's Lobby, Open Society Institute, Ministry of Culture, Youth for Understanding and outstanding individuals such as the former First Lady of the Republic of Hungary. Eszter is a founding member of Romemu and a founding board member of the Hungarian National Committee for UN Women.
Eszter was born in Hungary, lived in the Netherlands and France before emigrating to the US. She has learned torah at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the Conservative Yeshiva, Yeshiva Simchat Shlomo in Jerusalem and at Sharei Bina in Safed. Previously, she worked at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Carlebach Shul, Central European University, Romemu Center, Jewish National Fund, and with Nobel Lauterate Professor Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia University in New York. She has served as an advisor of Hakhel Jewish Cultural and Art Organization's Sub-Network, has been an active member of Kenissa and ROI networks. She is on the advisory board of the Jewish Art Salon.
She is the author of "The Jewish Bride", a bestselling novel published in Hungary in 2009 by Libri, the largest book publisher. In her free time Eszter enjoys all the cutting edge culture the Big Apple has to offer, massage therapy and energy healing, enchancing her psychic abilities, learning about mysticism, volunteering for meaningful causes, traveling, supporting talented artists and entrepreneurs, and spending time with her daughter and her friends.