Kaylene Ladinsky is the Editor and Managing Publisher for the Atlanta Jewish Times and a founder and director of operations of the Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation. She was recently selected as the Top Editor and Managing Publisher of the Year 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication, and excellence in the publishing industry.
With almost 13 years of experience in the journalism industry, Ms. Ladinsky has certainly proven herself as an expert in her field. Ladinsky serves as the Editor and Managing Publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times. The Atlanta Jewish Times aims to foster a sense of community across the wider Atlanta region. The AJT fulfills its mission by promptly sharing local news and significant national Jewish and Israeli matters. It also provides assistance to local synagogues, non-profit organizations, and cultural events. Additionally, it announces family simchas and lifecycle events and encourages thought-provoking discussions and debates on current issues and Jewish concepts.
Before embarking on her current career path, Kaylene earned an Associate of Science degree in criminal justice from Iowa Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University.
Ladinsky’s impressive repertoire of roles includes the Chief Operating Officer of the Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages the expression of support, inspiration, and education of democracy and peace in the Middle East. Before her current role, Kaylene was the President & Owner of Atlanta’s Impress Express for almost 12 years.
Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. Ladinsky has earned many prestigious titles, awards, and accolades and has been recognized as an active member of her community for her outstanding leadership and commitment to her industry. This year she will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and the Empowered Woman award from the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Kaylene will receive her Top Editor and Managing Publisher of the Year 2023 award at the iconic Plaza Hotel in NYC this December.
In previous years Kaylene has been bestowed with the coveted Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards, which include the Best Jewish Newspaper in America, the Best Jewish Website in America, and the Best Jewish Essay in America. She has also been honored with the Unwavering and Faithful Friendship to Israel Award by the Consulate General of Israel.
In addition to her successful career, Kaylene remains active in her community. She is the Secretary of the American Jewish Press Association and the National Newspaper Association, COO of the Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation, and the founder of Americans United with Israel.
Looking back, Kaylene attributes her success to her perseverance, work ethic, and firm conviction to advocate for the Jewish community. Kaylene enjoys traveling, fine arts, and spending time with her husband, Lou, when she is not working.
Michael Morris, owner, and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times shared his admiration for Ladinsky’s work and contribution, noting that she is, “certainly the heart that drives the bloodline of our newspaper, as well as the business savvy that keeps us always striving to be better.”
Morris stated that he decided that one of the best ways for him to demonstrate his appreciation and trust in Ladinsky’s ability to run his company, was by naming her President of the Southern Israelite, LLC., the publishing company that produces the Atlanta Jewish Times. Ladinsky remains editor and managing publisher, while recently adding “president” to her list of many other titles and contributions she provides to our community.
- Kaylene Ladinsky
- Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation
- International Association of Top Professionals
- Iowa Community College
- Northwestern University
- Impress Express
- Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards
- American Jewish Press Association
- National Newspaper Association
- americans united with israel