New Voices has been proudly run by the young and inexperienced for over 40 years. Our editor in chief is always a recent college graduate, while the rest of the writing, editing, janitorial work, etc. is done entirely by college students.

Interested in becoming one of us?

Derek M. Kwait
Editor in Chief, New Voices
Executive Director, Jewish Student Press Service

Derek went with a friend to pack Crocs for poor Israeli kids at the JCC one day and somehow came out of it a journalist. He has no idea how this happened, he doesn’t even wear Crocs. From there, he went on to write and make videos for the Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, graduate Pitt with a degree in creative writing, and publish just under 300 (298, in fact) articles on He spent the past two years in Jerusalem learning at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the second as editor of its student blog, These & Those.

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Amram Altzman

Amram is a New York native and grew up in southern Brooklyn. During his senior year of high school, Amram’s family moved to Linden, New Jersey, but he has since returned from his exile, and is living, once again, in New York, where he is in the first year of a joint program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He has blogged for both The Huffington Post‘s teen section and An avid reader of history books and listener of pop music, Amram can usually be found reading books about Jewish history while listening to Pink, fun., and Panic! At the Disco.











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