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 92nd Street Y, JCC Manhattan, StorahTelling/LabShul, 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 Klara Dobrev, the former First Lady of the Republic of Hungary, currently the Vice President of the European Parliament. 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, 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, currently available on Barnes and Noble. Eszter is a mom and in her free time she enjoys... wait, what free time?