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The Jewish Star
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Richner Communications
PublisherEd Weintrob
EditorMalka Eisenberg
HeadquartersGarden City, New York
CityGarden City, New York
CountryUnited States
Circulation11,300 (as of 2017)[1]
Sister newspapersLong Island Herald newspaper chain, Nassau Herald, Wantagh Herald Citizen, Oyster Bay Guardian, The Riverdale Press

The Jewish Star is a free weekly newspaper that covers the Orthodox Jewish communities in Nassau County, New York and New York City. Its offices are in Garden City, New York.


The Jewish Star began publication in 2002[2] led by founding Publisher and Editor Jody Bodner Dubow. It is owned by Richner Communications Inc., the parent company of Nassau County’s Herald Community Newspapers, Long Island Xpress chain of shopper publications, and The Riverdale Press in the Bronx.[3]

In 2006, the newspaper became predominantly Orthodox, responding to the demographics of the Five Towns, its primary readership base.[4][2] In January 2009, the broadsheet format became tabloid.

Ed Weintrob, formerly publisher of The Brooklyn (NY) Paper, became Publisher in May 2013, and later Publisher and Editor; Malka Eisenberg was a former Editor. Former Publishers include Karen C. Green (2011–13), Rabbi David Nasenoff (2011) and Mayer Fertig (2006-2010). The paper's weekly contributors include Alan Jay Gerber (Bookworm), Rabbi Avi Billet (Parsha of the Week), Rabbi Binny Freedman (From the Heart of Jerusalem), Rabbi Simcha Weinstein (Hippest Rabbi), Jeff Dunetz (Politics to Go), Judy Joszef (Who's in the Kitchen) and Joni Schochett (Kosher Kitchen). Formerly, Rabbi Noam Himstein wrote a column in Hebrew.


  1. ^ "Newspapers by County". New York Press Association. 2017. Archived from the original on November 21, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Hold the Presses: Newspapers Are Competing for Orthodox Readers". The Forward. January 21, 2010. Retrieved May 9, 2023.
  3. ^ "About Richner Communications | RichnerLIVE – RichnerLIVE". Retrieved May 9, 2023.
  4. ^ Ain, Stewart (February 16, 2007). "A Star That Shines For Some". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved May 9, 2023.