Jewish Ledger

Jewish Ledger
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Henry Zachs
Founder(s) Samuel Neusner and
Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman
Publisher JHL Ledger LLC
Editor Judie Jacobson
Founded April 1929 (April 1929)
Headquarters West Hartford, Connecticut
Circulation 15,000[1]
OCLC number 37017172

The Jewish Ledger is Connecticut's only weekly Jewish newspaper.[2][3] The Hartford newspaper also has a monthly edition serving the 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.

External links


  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. ISBN 0-87495-111-9. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  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. 1 2 Betty N. Hoffman (2007). Jewish West Hartford: from city to suburb. The History Press. ISBN 1-59629-204-0. 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.

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