The Jewish Week
Front page
TypeNews and opinion website
FormatAll-Digital
Owner(s)70 Faces Media
EditorAndrew Silow-Carroll
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
Circulation155,000[1]
Websitejta.org/newyork

The Jewish Week is a weekly independent community newspaper targeted towards the Jewish community of the metropolitan New York City area.

History

In March 2016, The Jewish Week announced its partnership with the online newspaper The Times of Israel.[2] Later in 2016, The Jewish Week acquired the New Jersey Jewish News, which had been published by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and had a circulation of 32,000.[3] In July 2020, The Jewish Week suspended publication of its weekly print publication,[4][5] and in January 2021 was acquired by 70 Faces Media, publisher of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and other Jewish brands.[6][7]

Each year The Jewish Week published "36 Under 36," honoring younger New Yorkers making a difference in Jewish philanthropy, education, the arts, religion and social action.[8] Beginning in 2022, the list was published as “36 to Watch,” without an age limit for awardees.[9]

Editorial staff

Phillip Ritzenberg was publisher and editor until 1993.[10] Gary Rosenblatt was the editor and publisher from 1993 to 2019. Andrew Silow-Carroll took over in September 2019.[11] Rosenblatt served as editor at large and continued to write for the paper and be involved in several of its educational projects.[12][13]

Awards

The Jewish Week won two first-place awards from the American Jewish Press Association in 2021.[14]

In 2016, The Jewish Week became a finalist for awards in two categories by the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, for its series on the battle to improve secular education in chasidic schools. The series was done in partnership with WNYC.[15][16]

In 2000, Rosenblatt and the newspaper won the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the Journalism Center on Children & Families for the story "Stolen Innocence", an investigative report that uncovered allegations of decades of child abuse by a youth movement leader and high school principal, Baruch Lanner. The story was criticized by some in the Orthodox community for being "malicious gossip".[17] Lanner and other officials of the Orthodox Group were forced to resign. Lanner was convicted of child sexual abuse in 2002.[18]

References

  1. ^ "Advertiser Information- The Jewish Week Media Group". The Jewish Week. Archived from the original on 2016-04-05.
  2. ^ "Jewish Week To Partner With Times Of Israel". The Jewish Week. March 22, 2016. Archived from the original on 10 October 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  3. ^ Staff Report. "Jewish Week Media Group To Publish N.J. Jewish News". Archived from the original on 2019-02-19. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  4. ^ Oster, Marcy. "New York Jewish Week putting print edition on hiatus after 150-year run". www.timesofisrael.com. Archived from the original on 2021-02-13. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  5. ^ Pink, Aiden (August 7, 2020). "'What am I going to read on Shabbos now?' New Yorkers mourn loss of Jewish Week's print edition". The Forward. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  6. ^ Andrew Silow-Carroll. "'Two of Jewish Journalism's Most Storied Brands Under One Sturdy Roof'". jewishweek.timesofisrael.com. Archived from the original on 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  7. ^ Tracy, Marc (January 11, 2021). "After hard times, The Jewish Week has a new owner". New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  8. ^ "Jewish Week". jewishweek.timesofisrael.com. Archived from the original on 2021-07-05. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  9. ^ "NY Jewish Week's 36 to Watch 2022". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  10. ^ "Ritzenberg, of N.Y. Jewish Week, Resigns As Publisher and Editor". Daily News Bulletin. September 24, 1992. Retrieved May 28, 2022 – via Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
  11. ^ "Jewish Week: New Editor-Publisher". The New York Times. August 1, 2019. Archived from the original on August 5, 2019. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jewish Week Editor To Step Down After 26 Years". June 25, 2019. Archived from the original on May 23, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  13. ^ "New Editor Named For Jewish Week". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. July 31, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  14. ^ "AJPA - 2021 Competition Winners". www.ajpa.org. Archived from the original on 2021-07-09. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  15. ^ "Deadline Club Announces Awards Finalists – Deadline Club". Deadline Club. April 6, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  16. ^ Goren, Biranit (April 6, 2016). "Jewish Week Investigation Named Finalist For Major Journalism Award". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  17. ^ "Paper Seen as Villain in Abuse Accusations Against Rabbi". New York Times. July 10, 2000. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  18. ^ "Rabbi Convicted of Sexual Abuse Is Freed on Bail Pending Appeal". New York Times. February 10, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2024.