Who We Are

Susan Blumberg-Kason (AJL Books Editor) is a writer and editor based in Chicago. She is the author of All the Tea in Chicago and Good Chinese Wife- A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong. She also writes for Chicago Parent magazine and blogs about books, food, and Chinese culture for the Chicago Tribune Company’s blog, ChicagoNow.com. You can follow her at http://www.susanbkason.com/about-susan/ and on Twitter @Susan_BK.

Allison Heiliczer (AJL Photography Editor) is a Hong Kong-based photographer whose photography has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Matador, InTravel and Big World Magazine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food studies, and a master’s in cultural studies and management, both from New York University. She is about to begin graduate studies in psychotherapy. Her work may be viewed at: www.allisonheiliczer.com.

Erica Lyons (AJL Founder/Editor-in-Chief) writes a column for The Jewish Press, Nei Hou from Jewish Hong Kong. She is also a freelance writer for print and online publications that include TheTimes of Israel, Sh’ma- A Journal of Jewish Ideas, The Jewish Chronicle, The South China Morning Post, eJewish Philanthropy and Playtimes. In her community, she is on the Management Council of Hong Kong’s Ohel Leah Synagogue as well as on the board of Hong Kong’s Jewish Historical Society. She was a participant in the ROI Summit 2011 for young, Jewish innovators and a speaker for TEDx Victoria Harbour. You can follow her on Twitter at @AsianJewishLife and on Google+ (Erica Lyons).

Contributing Editors and Authors – Issue 17 – March 2016


Navras Jaat Aafreedi

Susan Blumberg-Kason

Howard Elias

Mark Ellison

Faith Beckerman Goldman

Alistaire Hayman

Michael Kolet

Erica Lyons

Edward Rubens

Fredy Seidel

Jael Silliman

Melissa Uchiyma

Shalva Weil