The Jewish Exponent
The November 27, 2007 front page of
The Jewish Exponent
|Type||Website and weekly newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Jewish Publishing Group|
|Founded||April 15, 1887|
|Headquarters||2100 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103|
|Circulation||90,000 unique print readers and 40,000 unique website visitors per month|
The Jewish Exponent brand is made up of a weekly community newspaper, a website, and a quarterly magazine.
The Jewish Exponent newspaper is the flagship publication of the Jewish Publishing Group, which also produces Inside Magazine, the Guide to Jewish Philadelphia and special sections, including Simchas, Good Life and the Chanukah Gift Guide. David Alpher is the General Manager / Vice President. Lisa Hostein is the Executive Editor.
The newspaper serves the Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia and has been published continuously since April 15, 1887, for over 125 years. The current circulation is made up of direct subscribers and those who donate to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The paper is currently delivered to approximately 30,000 households. It attracts over 40,000 unique visitors a month.
The second-oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the United States, it has evolved from its roots as a voice for prominent businessmen to a multimedia platform for delivering Jewish news and information and stimulating community dialogue.
The paper was founded by 43 prominent Philadelphians—among them Henry Samuel Morais—who pledged that it would be "devoted to the interests of the Jewish people." It was an early supporter of Zionism. In the 1940s the paper experienced financial difficulties, and on May 5, 1944, it was purchased by the Allied Jewish Appeal, a precursor of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which still publishes it today via the Jewish Publishing Group.
In 1999, the Jewish Exponent launched its website. A totally re-designed website was launched in November 2012. The site contains timely news of a local, national, global and Israel nature, as well as blogs, special interest columns, classifieds, death notices and Mazel-Tov announcements. It is the home of the Jewish community events calendar with hundreds of events added monthly in a fashion that is searchable by event type, audience and location. The online guide to Jewish Philly provides a searchable method for the community to find out about every Jewish organization in the Delaware Valley, as well as businesses that wish to promote their products and services to the Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia. The site also allows users to register for weekly email newsletters as well as engage with the Jewish Exponent via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.