Jewish Ledger
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TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Henry Zachs
Founder(s)Samuel Neusner and
Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman
PublisherJHL Ledger LLC
EditorJudie Jacobson
FoundedApril 1929 (April 1929)
HeadquartersWest Hartford, Connecticut
Circulation15,000[1]
OCLC number37017172
Websitewww.jewishledger.com

The Jewish Ledger is Connecticut's only weekly Jewish newspaper.[2][3] The Hartford newspaper also has a monthly edition serving the Greater Hartford and western Massachusetts area.[4]

It was founded in April 1929 by Samuel Neusner (who had come to the United States from Poland at the age of 10, in 1906) and Rabbi Abraham Feldman.[5] Berthold Gaster, whose father had survived the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps, became the newspaper's managing editor in 1958.[6] Lee Neusner was publisher from 1960 to 1966, when she sold it to Gaster and Shirley Bunis.[6][7] In 1992, the paper was sold to NRG Connecticut Limited Partnership.

As of 2015, the editor was Judie Jacobson.[8] Jonathan S. Tobin, currently of The Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, is a former editor of the Jewish Ledger.

References

  1. ^ "The Exhilaration of Openness" (PDF). Rochester, New York. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ David Singer; Ruth R. Seldin (1997). American Jewish year book, Book 1997. American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America. p. 208. ISBN 0-87495-111-9. Retrieved February 28, 2011. jewish ledger connecticut.
  3. ^ "2 from area on Jewish Ledger's 'movers and shakers' list". Norwich Bulletin. December 31, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Mordecai Schreiber; Alvin I. Schiff; Leon Klenicki (2003). The Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia. Schreiber Pub. ISBN 1-887563-77-6. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Morris Silverman (1970). Hartford Jews, 1659–1970. Connecticut Historical Society. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Betty N. Hoffman (2007). Jewish West Hartford: from city to suburb. The History Press. ISBN 978-1-59629-204-8. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "Two Officials Purchase Weekly Jewish Ledger". Hartford Courant. January 10, 1967. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Changing of the guard – The Jewish Ledger continues under new ownership". Jewish Ledger. March 26, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2015.