Arnold Berger January 5, 2017
might be interesting to stage a debate.
One side would propose that Cleveland's Jewish community has been made stronger because it has had strong Jewish publications. This team could say that activities, attendance at events, membership in organizations and even gifts all grow in the sunlight of an active Jewish press.
The other side would argue the converse: that Cleveland's strong Jewish community is the fertile soil in which a Jewish press can flourish. There are meetings and programs to publicize, challenges to warn about and great gifts of service and substance to recognize.
About Us page on the Cleveland Jewish News website does
not say who organized the civic group that
incorporated as the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company in
1964, but surely the impetus would have come from the Jewish
Community Federation. Lloyd Schwenger, who led the effort
and was the CJN's first president, had been a Federation
vice president in 1958. After his CJN service he would go on
to serve two terms in the late 1960s as president of
The CJN "About Us" page says "The Jewish Community Federation helped support the CJN initially, until it established itself as financially independent."
1966 steps down as CJN president
Cleveland Jewish News made its bow as a 32-page tabloid on 30 Oct. 1964.
JEWISH PUBLICATIONS IN NEARBY CITIES
|Cleveland||Cleveland Jewish News||printed weekly plus special editions|
|Cincinnati||American Israelite||Facebook page|
|Columbus||Ohio Jewish Chronicle||printed biweekly plus special editions|
|Pittsburgh||Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh||printed weekly|