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Cleveland Jewish News

Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland Jewish News logo
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Cleveland Jewish Publication Co.
Publisher Kevin S. Adelstein
Founded 1964 (succeeding newspapers established in 1889 and 1906)
Headquarters 23880 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio
Circulation 8,000 (2014), and a readership of 45,000
ISSN 0009-8825

The Cleveland Jewish News (the CJN) is a weekly Jewish newspaper headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.[1][2] The newspaper contains local, national, and international news of Jewish interest.[2]


  • History 1
  • Today 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


It was formed in 1964.[3] It is a successor to two Cleveland Anglo-Jewish newspapers – The Jewish Independent (established in 1906) and the Jewish Review & Observer (which had as its roots the Hebrew Observer, founded in 1889).[1][3][4]

The Cleveland Jewish News had as its first issue a 32-page tabloid on October 30, 1964.[1][3][4] Arthur Weyne was its first editor.[3] He was followed by Jerry D. Barach, and then in 1980 by Cynthia Dettelbach, and Michael E. Bennett from 2005 to 2012.[3][5]

From 1989 to 2002, the newspaper was located in Shaker Heights and University Heights.[3][4] In 2002, it moved to 23880 Commerce Park, Beachwood.[3]


Cleveland Jewish News nameplate including 50th anniversary logo

The company now publishes:

  • The weekly newspaper.
  • A website, -
  • Jstyle, with features on fashion, food, lifestyles and more.
  • WEDDINGS, an annual guide to helping the bride to be (and their parents) plan for the big day.
  • The SOURCE: Annual Guide to Jewish Living in Northeast Ohio, a directory with comprehensive, useful listings to help readers connect with organizations, agencies and businesses.
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a biannual magazine focused on making the occasion meaningful and festive.

CJN publications have an average print distribution of 8,000 copies and reach more than 45,000 readers in Greater Cleveland. In addition to paid home delivery, the paper is available in libraries and institutions, and single copies are sold at more than 70 newsstands. In 2012, the CJN launched a digital edition of the paper, which can be viewed on any mobile device and is available on Thursday, a day earlier than the print subscription.

In June 2010, the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation launched the CJN Archive: a searchable online database of the complete collection of the Cleveland Jewish News, which has been published weekly since 1964. Each week, the newest CJN is added to the archive, creating an ongoing and ever-expanding digital repository of the newspaper of record of Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community. The archive ensures that the local Jewish community and public in general, wherever they are, can capture and remember events and people that shaped Jewish history. Before its creation, past CJN editions were available only on more than 200,000 pages of newsprint in large, heavy, bound volumes or on microfilm reels, to which access is limited. The archive is accessible to CJN subscribers for a nominal yearly fee.

In 2008, the Cleveland Jewish Publication Co. launched LinQ2 Communications, a custom media division that partners with businesses and organizations to meet communications needs. Two of LinQ2’s signature publications, Balanced Living and Museum and Galleries of Ohio and Beyond, are found on newsstands and at various locations throughout Ohio. In 2014 the company reverted to using Cleveland Jewish Publication Co. or CJPC as the name of the publishing group. In addition, this growing business has partnered with many local organizations to provide custom solutions including:

  • The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Cleveland State University Theatre Arts Program
  • Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Park Synagogue
  • The Press Club of Cleveland
  • Hillel at Kent State University
  • Crocker Park Arts Festival
  • Milestones Autism Organization[3]


  1. ^ a b c David Dirck Van Tassel (1987). The Encyclopedia of Cleveland history. Indiana University Press. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Betsy Sheldon (2001). The Jewish travel guide. Hunter Publishing, Inc. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "About". Cleveland Jewish News. October 30, 1964. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Judah Rubinstein, Jane Avner (2004). Merging traditions: Jewish life in Cleveland. Kent State University Press. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ David Singer, Lawrence Grossman (2003). American Jewish Year, Book 2002. VNR AG. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 

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