J. The Jewish News of Northern California
TypeBiweekly newspaper
PublisherSteven Gellman
EditorSue Fishkoff
Managing editorSue Barnett
News editorGabe Stutman
Staff writersMaya Mirsky, Gabriel Greschler
Culture editorAndrew Esensten
FoundedNovember 1895 (November 1895)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, United States
Circulation13,000 (as of 2022)[1]
OCLC number55488896
Free online archivescdnc.ucr.edu

J. The Jewish News of Northern California, formerly known as Jweekly,[2][3] is a biweekly print newspaper in Northern California, with its online edition updated daily. It is owned and operated by San Francisco Jewish Community Publications Inc.[4] It is based in San Francisco, California.[5]


The origins of J. The Jewish News of Northern California date from November 22, 1895, when the San Francisco newspaper The Emanu-El, began publications,[6][7][8][9] In 1932, a merger occurred with a competing Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Journal. In 1946, following a merger, it changed its name to the Jewish Community Bulletin,[10][11][12] in 1979 it was renamed the San Francisco Jewish Bulletin,[13][14] in 1984 it was renamed the Northern California Jewish Bulletin, in 2003 it was renamed j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California,[4][15][16] and in 2017 it was renamed J. The Jewish News of Northern California.[2]

Editor and coverage

Sue Barnett is its editor, Jo Ellen Green Kaiser is the CEO and Steve Gellman is publisher. Marc S. Klein was the editor and publisher emeritus, having retired in September 2011 after nearly 28 years at the helm.[17] Nora Contini retired as associate publisher in the summer of 2013.

The newspaper "covers the full range of what it means to be Jewish today – from the arts to religion, food, lifecycle events and news of our local, national and global communities."[18] Dan Pine is one of the major writers, covering local political issues, campus events and controversies, and other topic. [citation needed] Genealogist Nate Bloom is a regular contributor publishing his findings on which celebrities are of full or partial Jewish descent, whether they are practitioners of Judaism, and if they are converts to the faith.[19]

See also


  1. ^ "Media Guide 2022" (PDF). The J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved March 28, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Fishkoff, Sue (February 2017). "New website, new name, same great J. – J". Jweekly.com. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ San Francisco Sentinel
  4. ^ a b "About Us". Jweekly. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "Contact Us". Jweekly. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  6. ^ The Advocate: America's Jewish journal. 1909. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  7. ^ California. Legislature. Senate (1899). Journal of the Senate of the State of California. State Printing Office. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Guide to the Emanu-El Congregation, San Francisco Records, 1849–1995" (PDF). Online Archive of California. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  9. ^ Irwin, Mary Ann (August 2005). ""The Air is Becoming Full of War": Jewish San Francisco and World War I". Pacific Historical Review. 74 (3): 331–366. doi:10.1525/phr.2005.74.3.331. JSTOR 4492410.
  10. ^ "About this Newspaper: The Jewish community bulletin – Chronicling America". The Library of Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  11. ^ Kate Shvetsky (1997). "San Francisco Jewish Elite: America's Leading Anti-Zionists". FoundSF. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  12. ^ "Jewish Community Relations Council". JCRC. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  13. ^ "Western Jewish newspaper collection, 1860–2008". WorldCat. OCLC 236188477.
  14. ^ "Saul White papers, 1931–1983". Online Archive of California. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  15. ^ "SF State in the News 2003". 2003. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  16. ^ "J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California Debuts; Contemporary Magazine Format Replaces Jewish Bulletin to Reach More Bay Area Jews". September 18, 2003. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  17. ^ "Contact Us: Staff List". Jweekly. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  18. ^ "About". J. San Francisco Jewish Community Publications. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  19. ^ Bloom, Nate. "Nate Bloom". J. The Jewish News of Northern California.