The New Jersey Jewish News
New Jersey Jewish News (logo).jpg
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)JJMedia, LLC
EditorJoanne Palmer
Headquarters70 Grand Ave., Suite 104
River Edge, New Jersey, U.S.
Free online archivesArchives at the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey

The New Jersey Jewish News (NJJN) is a weekly newspaper.

Coverage and scope

In addition to other issues, it covers local, national, and world events; Jewish culture and the arts; and Jewish holidays, celebrations, and other topics of interest.[2] It is among the largest Jewish newspapers in the United States, and the largest-circulated weekly newspaper in New Jersey.[2][3] NJJN previously published five editions, reaching 24,000 households.[1]


The newspaper was founded in 1946 as The Jewish News.[2][4] Merging in 1947 with the Jewish Times of Newark, it kept the Jewish News name.[2][5] In 1988, it was renamed the MetroWest Jewish News.[2][6][7] In 1997, under the direction of Associate Publisher Amir Cohen, Editor David Twersky and Managing Editor Debra Rubin, it acquired The Jewish Horizon of Union and Somerset counties, changed its name to the New Jersey Jewish News, and focused on Jewish issues in New Jersey.[2][8] In 1998, the newspaper acquired the Jewish Reporter.[2]

In 2016, The Jewish Week acquired the New Jersey Jewish News from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.[9]

In 2020, the newspaper ceased publication after 74 years due to financial trouble. The decision to shutter the paper was announced to readers in late July.[10] In September 2020, the newspaper resumed publication, with JJMedia, LLC, as publisher.[11]


  1. ^ a b "NEW JERSEY JEWISH NEWS. Date: Thursday March 20, 2014. Circulation: 24,000" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "About New Jersey Jewish News". New Jersey Jewish News.
  3. ^ Randall Herbert Balmer; Mark Silk (2006). Religion and public life in the Middle Atlantic region: the fount of diversity. ISBN 9780759106376. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Hasia R. Diner (2009). We remember with reverence and love: American Jews and the myth of silence after the Holocaust, 1945–1962. NYU Press. p. 167. Retrieved July 5, 2010. New Jersey Jewish News.
  5. ^ Alvin A. Rosenfeld, Nicole Wise, Robert Coles, M.D. (2001). The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap. ISBN 9781429979979. Retrieved July 5, 2010.((cite book)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Robert Singerman (2001). Jewish serials of the world: a supplement to the research bibliography of secondary sources. ISBN 9780313306631. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  7. ^ Sam Pizzigati (2004). Greed and good: understanding and overcoming the inequality that limits our lives. p. 619. ISBN 9781891843259. Retrieved July 5, 2010. New Jersey Jewish News.
  8. ^ Rosenfeld, Alvin; Wise, Nicole (2002). Hiperescolarizacion de los ninos, la. Las actividades extraescolares, una presion anadida para tus. ISBN 9788449312816. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  9. ^ Staff Report. "Jewish Week Media Group To Publish N.J. Jewish News". Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "'New Jersey Jewish News' to cease publication after 74 years". Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  11. ^ "We're Back". Vol. 74, no. 32. New Jersey Jewish News. September 18, 2020.