Mayer Fertig

Communications, News and Media, and Husband and Father in New Jersey

Mayer Fertig

Communications, News and Media, and Husband and Father in New Jersey

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I'm chief of communications at a New York-based not-for-profit that supports the primary medical center in greater Jerusalem. I still think of myself as a journalist or, at least, a storyteller (I've been managing editor of WCBS Newsradio 880, and publisher and editor-in-chief of an award-winning Long Island-based weekly called The Jewish Star) and a broadcaster (I love when I can sub in morning-drive for my friend Nachum Segal, known internationally as the host of 'JM in the AM' on The Nachum Segal Network - nachumsegal.com). Core value: be a mensch*. I'm a NJ-certified EMT (two good friends and I founded a volunteer ambulance squad in the town where I used to live). I was a keyboard player and singer (at bar and bat mitzvahs and other happy occasions) beginning in high school and until our second child was born; I still enjoy playing my vintage synthesizers. Macbook Air. iPhone. Coffee. Wine. Steak. I've been known to barbecue in the snow. Most important of all, I'm a husband (my wife and I met in college and married in 1992) and a father (of three amazing young people).

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch

  • Education
    • Brooklyn College