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
Culture Editor Laura Paull
Online Editor David A.M. Wilensky
Senior Writer Rob Gloster
Staff Writer Maya Mirsky
Editorial Assistant Daniel Bromfield
Andy Altman-Ohr, Alix Wall
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
Michelle Palmer, Steve Romero
Advertising & Circulation
Senior Accountant Jackie Deng
Accounting Assistant Linda Uong
Development Director Allison Green
Development Director Ocean Noah
IT Support Felipe Barrueto
Board of Directors
Mark W. Bernstein, Lory Pilchik
Treasurer Harmon Shragge
Secretary Carol Weitz
Fraidy Aber, Nadine Joseph, Steve Katz, Sabrina Keller, Charlie Kirschner, Quentin Kopp, Susan Libitzky, Donna Rosenthal, Jane Springwater, Joelle Steefel, Noah Wintroub, Jerry Yanowitz
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.