Educator, writer, and Yiddish translator, Ken Blady, was born in Paris, France, and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn, where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since 1972, Ken has a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from California State University, East Bay. He is the author of “Jewish Communities in Exotic Places” among other works, and translator or collaborating translator of eight publications from Yiddish. A popular lecturer on a variety of Jewish themes at colleges, synagogues, elder hostels, and religious schools, Ken has been featured on a number of radio and T.V. talk shows and educational programs, including The Voice of Israel and The History Channel.