Esther D. Kustanowitz is a Los Angeles-based writer and consultant specializing in social media, Jewish community and innovation; she also runs social media training workshops on Twitter, Facebook and blogging. Esther blogs at and, and regularly contributes to Beliefnet’s Idol Chatter, a blog about the intersection of spirituality and popular culture. She has been involved in staffing, content creation, and online media for the ROI Community ( since its founding in 2006, and served as founding senior editor for PresenTense Magazine. Esther was a featured plenary speaker on “Next Generation Jews”at the UJC General Assembly in 2007, and in 2009, was named #10 to JTA’s list of most influential Jewish Twitterers. Her list of freelance clients includes The Berman Jewish Policy Archive, Yeshiva University, JTS, Hadassah,, Birthright Israel-NEXT, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and MTV Networks.
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