Michael Croland has written about Jews and punk for the Forward, New Voices, and his former blog, heebnvegan. He has given presentations about Jews and punk at Limmud NY and LimmudBoston and about vegetarianism in the Jewish tradition at several universities and synagogues.
Michael received a BA in professional writing and a minor in religious studies from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a MS in publishing from New York University. He won the Genesis Award for Outstanding Student Media from The Humane Society of the United States as well as the Alan and Gloria Siegel Award for Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Michael has been active with many projects in the Jewish community, including writing for Jewish blogs and other media, serving as the communications coordinator and a board member for an independent minyan, and being a member of a Conservative synagogue.
Michael works as an editor for books about music. Like so many Jews and so many punks before him, Michael resides in New York.
You can reach Michael at MCroland@gmail.com.