About Leslie Bunder
Last updated: 2003-09-05
Leslie Bunder is editor of SomethingJewish and was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1967. He has been living in London, England since 1977. In 1993, he first went online and has never looked back spending the last decade working in new media.
Prior to turning SomethingJewish.co.uk into a full-time project, Bunder has worked at Teletext, InfoSpace and the BBC where he held roles ranging from journalist and writer to project manager.
In October 2002, Bunder decided to branch out on his own and work on various media projects. During 2003 with his business partner Eamonn Ozerovitch, Bunder has focused on developing SOmethingJewish into a great Jewish resource from its humble roots as jewish.co.uk
In its previous life as jewish.co.uk, the site was a runner up in the Best Web site category in the annual Race in the Media Awards organised by the Commission for Racial Equality in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
jewish.co.uk was one of the first Jewish web sites launched in the UK, in 1996.
Married to Caroline Westbrook, Bunder is also featured in the book Moving On Up with his wife. The book edited by Sarah Brown, wife of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is "a unique collection of real life stories which will inspire and motivate everyone who reads it."
Bunder and Caroline are featured in the media section.
As well as taking a keen interest in Jewish culture and seeking to promote positive Jewish identity, Bunder is also involved in inter-community dialogue and enjoys travel, sushi, good kosher food and comedy.