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Jewish Ledger

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Jewish Ledger
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Henry Zachs
Founder(s)Samuel Neusner and
Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman
Publisher20/20 Media[1]
EditorJudie Jacobson
FoundedApril 1929 (April 1929)
HeadquartersWest Hartford, Connecticut
OCLC number37017172

The Jewish Ledger is Connecticut's only weekly Jewish newspaper.[3][4] The Hartford newspaper also has a monthly edition serving the Greater Hartford and western Massachusetts area.[5]



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 J. Feldman.[6] Berthold Gaster, whose father had survived the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps, became the newspaper's managing editor in 1958.[7] Lee Neusner was publisher from 1960 to 1966, when she sold it to Gaster and Shirley Bunis.[7][8] In 1992, the paper was sold to NRG Connecticut Limited Partnership.

As of 2015, the editor was Judie Jacobson.[9] Jonathan S. Tobin, currently of The Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, is a former editor of the Jewish Ledger.


  1. ^ "INTRODUCING… THE NEW! SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND JEWISH LEDGER". Jewish Ledger. 13 January 2022. Retrieved 17 July 2022. Connecticut and Massachusetts Jewish Ledgers ... joined forces to create the Southern New England Jewish Ledger...by 20/20 Media, ... in West Hartford, Connecticut...the Ledger will switch from a weekly to a bi-weekly schedule
  2. ^ "The Exhilaration of Openness" (PDF). Rochester, New York. 1 November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ David Singer; Ruth R. Seldin (1997). American Jewish year book, Book 1997. American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America. p. 208. ISBN 0-87495-111-9. Retrieved February 28, 2011. jewish ledger connecticut.
  4. ^ "2 from area on Jewish Ledger's 'movers and shakers' list". Norwich Bulletin. December 31, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Mordecai Schreiber; Alvin I. Schiff; Leon Klenicki (2003). The Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia. Schreiber Pub. ISBN 1-887563-77-6. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  6. ^ Morris Silverman (1970). Hartford Jews, 1659–1970. Connecticut Historical Society. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Betty N. Hoffman (2007). Jewish West Hartford: from city to suburb. The History Press. ISBN 978-1-59629-204-8. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Two Officials Purchase Weekly Jewish Ledger". Hartford Courant. January 10, 1967. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  9. ^ "Changing of the guard – The Jewish Ledger continues under new ownership". Jewish Ledger. March 26, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2015.