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"The Jewish Week" is an independent weekly
newspaperserving the Jewish community of the metropolitan New York Cityarea. The Jewish Week covers news, events, and trends, and provides features & analysis for the Jewish community in NYC and is read all over the world.
Unaffiliated with any organization or movement, it has five regional editions serving
Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Westchester County/ The Bronxand Brooklyn/ Staten Island, reaching more than 70,000 households each week, giving it the largest circulation of any North American Jewish newspaper.
The Jewish Week covers the latest Jewish news from New York, the United States and Israel and includes headlines, polls, articles, analysis, and commentaries. Its major sections are:
• Israel news - Latest news from Israel, including politics, religious and cultural life
• US National Jewish news - information of interest to the Jewish community including US foreign and domestic policy, Jewish community news from across the country, and election campaign information relevant to the Jewish community
• New York regional Jewish news - news from local communities throughout New York City and the tri-state metropolitan area, coverage of city and state politics, synagogue life, Jewish organizations, and Jewish education.
• Jewish Life - including Jewish cultural and lifestyle events and trends.
• Arts - including Jewish books, arts photography, theater, film, and museum exhibits.
• Business and Technology - including foreign investment in Israeli high-tech companies.
There are also special monthly sections including Fresh Ink, written by teens for teens, and an annual section called "36 Under 36," featuring 36 young Jews who are changing the face of the Jewish community in New York, in Israel, and abroad.
Gary Rosenblatthas been the editor and publisher since 1993.
Staff reporters currently working at The Jewish Week:
*Stewart Ain, Israel/ U.S. news reporter
*Eric Herschthal, Arts writer
*Randi Sherman, Food writer
*Carolyn Slutsky, Education writer
*Tamar Snyder, Business and technology writer
*Sharon Udasin, health writer
*Steve Lipman, Israel/ U.S. news reporter
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 initially criticized for being "malicious gossip". [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C07E6D81538F933A25754C0A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2] The revelations were seen as a "watershed in the way the Orthodox community addresses sexual abuse" [http://www.jewishtimes.com/scripts/edition.pl?now=5/25/1999&SubSectionID=31&ID=4615] and led to Lanner's resignation and conviction. [http://www.beliefnet.com/author/author_145.html]
* [http://www.thejewishweek.com/ The Jewish Week website]
* [http://ajpa.org/directoryprofile.php?id=215 American Jewish Press Association Member Profile]
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