Diana Lerner

A former New Yorker, Diana Lerner began her journalist career in the Tel Aviv bureau of the Jerusalem Post. A course in tour guiding- taken on a whim - catapulted her into becoming a regular contributor to Haaretz, Maariv as well as numerous publications abroad. She recalls many memorable moments, such as while dialing a wrong number she reached Prime Minister Ben Gurion, being arrested in the mikve while doing a story on Turkish baths, and when during the filming of "Exodus" the weekly movie magazines held up the presses to get her on-the-spot reports. Her cover story in the glossy Israel Magazine about the Dayan's happy home hit the newsstands the very day their divorce was announced made history for being sold out. Diana Lerner introduced the term free lance to the Hebrew press, proving its viability by becoming one of Israel's most successful "free lancers" - due, in part, she admits by yearly trips to New York to work for the Federation - UJA publicity campaigns. To this day, she continues to enjoy meeting interesting, albeit sometime difficult people and exploring new subjects.

We meet with Renee Singer who has served as anchor on Esravision for a decade. She sees much potential for this program to report on community services for English speakers.

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renee singer marks 10th anniversary as esravision anchor
Category: People
Issue No. 143
 

A tribute to Judith Muller who died recently at the age of 77. The originator of a number of well known perfumes in ornate bottles in Israel and later in Europe which were marketed through El Al and exported worldwide.

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Scents of a Woman    In memory of Judith Muller – 1935-2012
Category: People
Issue No. 168
 

Steffa Reis paints Israel. Diana Lerner writes about Steffa Reis’ retrospective at the Artist Association House, which included 40 works on canvas and paper that spanned 50 years. An artist of imagination and unusual concepts, the exhibition drew much interest.

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STEFFA REIS-50 CREATIVE YEARS
Category: Arts
Issue No. 158
 

Diana Lerner talks nostalgically about Yaffa Yarkoni and about their ongoing personal and working relationships spanning almost 50 years. Her legion of admirers on all continents will miss the legend, but Diana assures us that Yaffa Yarkoni will forever be part of Israel’s heritage.

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Yaffa Yarkoni – remembering the legend, mourning the friend
Category: People
Issue No. 163
 
 
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