The Ilanot Review

Managing Editor
Janice Weizman

Prose Editors
Nadia Jacobson,
Karen Marron

Poetry Editors
Jane Medved,
Karen Boxenhorn

Cover Art
Karen Boxenhorn

Faculty Advisor
Marcela Sulak

The Ilanot Review began life in 2009 as the literary journal Ilanot, which was created as a forum where students and graduates of the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan could present their work

Beginning in 2011, Ilanot has been re-incarnated as The Ilanot Review, a biannual journal of creative writing which publishes a stellar selection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and literary interviews.

The Ilanot Review is produced by a small but dedicated staff of volunteer editors. We publish two themed issues a year, which invite submissions from English language poets and writers who live in Israel, or have done so in the past.

Staff Bios

E. Karen Boxenhorn was born in Ithaca, NY , and moved to Israel in 1991. She has lectured online on Jewish Art and Imagery, and created ketubot and textile hangings on aggadic themes. She is currently working on an illuminated siddur for girls.

Nadia Jacobson was born in London and currently lives in Jerusalem, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, in addition to an MA in Philosophy from UCL and a BA in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge. Her fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Annalemma Magazine, and a number of anthologies.  Nadia aims to complete her first novel in June 2011.

Karen Marron lives in Tel Aviv, where she works as an editor and science writer. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. Her fiction has been published in Small Spiral Notebook and in Beeswax Magazine and is forthcoming in the anthology Israel Short Stories

Jane Medved graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Film, Literature and Theater.  She worked as a 2nd Assistant Director for feature films, financing her Aliyah in 1983 with Tom Cruise's hit film Risky Business.  She has continued her film work in Israel directing documentaries for television.  Jane has written and published poetry for most of her life.  Her recent publications include poems in The Mid-America Poetry Review, The Coe Review, Lilith Magazine and  The Women's Studies Quarterly.  She is currently living in Jerusalem with her husband, 4 children and 3 dogs.

Janice Weizman graduated from the Shaindy Rudoff program for Creative Writing in 2007.  In 2009 she initiated and founded Ilanot, the former incarnation of The Ilanot Review.   Janice’s work has appeared in Scribbler’s on the Roof , Jewish Fiction, and Lilith.  Her historical novel, The Wayward Moon, will be published with Yaldah Publishing in 2012.  Janice blogs at

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