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J. The Jewish News of Northern California traces its history back to 1895, when it began publication in San Francisco as the Emanu-El. Today our website reaches more than a million people each year; our biweekly print edition serves nearly 20,000 homes throughout Northern California.

J. covers the full range of what it means to be Jewish today — from the arts to religion, food, lifecycle events and news of our local, national and global communities. Our talented staff writers cover the local community in depth, augmented by a stable of skilled, seasoned freelancers. We strive to fill J. with the diverse voices that characterize our vibrant Jewish community, to present a wide range of views through op-eds and letters from our readers, and to engage the reader in the kind of lively debate that enriches and defines Jewish life.

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J. The Jewish News of Northern California

Publisher Steven Gellman
Editor Sue Fishkoff

Editorial

Senior Editor Sue Barnett
News Editor Dan Pine

Culture Editor Laura Paull
Online Editor David A.M. Wilensky
Senior Writer Rob Gloster
Staff Writer Maya Mirsky
Editorial Assistant Daniel Bromfield
Contributing Editors
Andy Altman-Ohr, Alix Wall
Columnists
Nate Bloom, Rita Clancy, Michael Fox, Howard Freedman, Karen Galatz, Drew Himmelstein, Dawn Kepler, Faith Kramer, Julie Levine, Dr. Jerry Saliman

Art & Production

Webmaster Antonio R. Marquez
Graphic Artists
Michelle Palmer, Steve Romero

Advertising & Circulation

Account Execs
Rhea Adler, Nancy Beth Cohen, Meryl Sokoler
Office Manager/Classifieds Diane Spagnoli

Business

Senior Accountant Jackie Deng
Accounting Assistant Linda Uong
Development Director Allison Green
Development Director Ocean Noah

Technology

IT Support Felipe Barrueto

Board of Directors

Presidents
Mark W. Bernstein, Lory Pilchik
Treasurer Harmon Shragge
Secretary Carol Weitz
Members
Fraidy Aber, Nadine Joseph, Steve Katz, Sabrina Keller, Charlie Kirschner, Quentin Kopp, Susan Libitzky, Donna Rosenthal, Jane Springwater, Joelle Steefel, Noah Wintroub, Jerry Yanowitz
Past Presidents
Marc Berger, Lou Haas, Jon Kaufman, Dan Leemon, Adam Noily, William I. Schwartz


Thank you to our funders.

J. is proud to be supported by the Jewish Community Federations, foundation and individual donors. Click here to see a list of our major donors.