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Jacob Fertig


Jacob is a documentary filmmaker and founder of This Machine Media, a documentary production company committed to sparking civic engagement through storytelling. His films explore themes of religion, migration, and concepts of sacred space. Jacob is also the Communications and Projects Specialist at the NYU Bronfman Center, where he trains university students in ethical storytelling, focusing primarily on stories of Jewish identity and expression. Most recently, Jacob launched the podcast series Opening the Tent, highlighting diverse stories of inclusion and belonging in the Jewish community of New York. He received his BFA in Film & Television magna cum laude from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with a minor in Hebrew & Judaic Studies. Jacob is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, with a concentration in Nonprofit Advocacy and Political Action. He was born and raised in Queens, NY.


Updated April 2020

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