Margie Pensak

Margie Pensak

Margie Pensak’s passion for writing took off at the age of 8, when she (hand) wrote and marketed a neighborhood newsletter. Little did she realize, while pursuing her master’s degree in health policy, planning and administration, that b’ Chasdei Hashem, she could turn her first love of writing into a full-time career.

When Margie’s fingers are not flying across the computer keyboard, they can be seen playing original renditions on the keyboard of her piano, gripping a racquetball racket, or placing Scrabble tiles on a Super Scrabble board. Margie is also passionate about spending time with family and friends, and visiting nursing home residents. Having grown up close to Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, Margie treasures basking in the beauty of a glorious beach — especially ones with palm trees!

Margie is grateful for the opportunity to write for Mishpacha and very much enjoys the eclectic, personal interviews she has conducted spanning the international Torah world, with the hope that her words can inspire, educate, entertain, and touch her readership.

Jr. Feature
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
On Site
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
What happens to your sheimos once the bags are in the bin?
Know This
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Hashem gives the precise koach to get through each day
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
As engineering consultant to the Star-K, Jonah Ottensoser works with large manufacturers to create “Sabbath Mode” appliances. It often requires a little Jewish ingenuity
Magazine Feature
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Dr. Michael Elman has cared for a number of Torah giants during his 30 years as an ophthalmologist. He’s received, he says, far more than he’s given
Magazine Feature
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
How one woman made a second marriage later in life work, along with advice from the pros
Personal Accounts
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Bikur Cholim organizations around the world are a function of unconditional chesed. But perhaps their greatest gift is the support during medical crises, when life feels overwhelm ...
Magazine Feature
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Chabad shluchim — some official airport chaplains, others who man “tefillin booths” — have been setting up shop in major international airports for years
On Site
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Jackie Spivack showed his strength from the time he was born with a challenging handicap. Following two successful careers, he reinvented himself as a master binder
On Topic
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Approximately 10,000 Jews serve in all branches of the US armed forces — and a handful are Orthodox. How do they ba ...
The Money Trap
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Why not buy older houses, renovate them, and flip them for a quick windfall — especially with online webinar estimates ...
On Site
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Chrein by any other name? A hot family business is making more than just maror