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Jewish Ledger

Jewish Ledger
Type Weekly newspaper
Founder(s) Samuel Neusner and
Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman
Publisher NRG Connecticut LLC
Editor Stacey Dresner
Founded April 1929 (April 1929)
Headquarters West Hartford, Connecticut
Circulation 35,000[1]
OCLC number 37017172

The Jewish Ledger is Connecticut's only weekly Jewish newspaper.[2][3]

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 Feldman.[4] Berthold Gaster, whose father had survived the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps, became the newspaper's managing editor in 1958.[5] Lee Neusner was it publisher from 1960–66.[5] In 1966, she sold it to Gaster and Shirley Bunis.[5][6] In 1992, the paper was sold to NRG Connecticut Limited Partnership.

The Hartford newspaper also has a monthly edition serving the western Massachusetts area.[7]

As of 2011, the editor was Stacey Dresner.[8] Jonathan S. Tobin, currently of The Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, is a former editor of the Jewish Ledger.

External links

  • websiteJewish Ledger
  • American Jewish Press Association Member Profile
  • Obituary DatabaseThe Connecticut Jewish Ledger
  • Facebook pageJewish Ledger


  1. ^ "Highest Circulation Connecticut Newspapers". Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ David Singer, Ruth R. Seldin (1997). American Jewish year book, Book 1997. American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America.  
  3. ^ "2 from area on Jewish Ledger's 'movers and shakers' list". Norwich Bulletin. December 31, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Morris Silverman (0970). Hartford Jews, 1659–1970. Connecticut Historical Society. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Betty N. Hoffman (2007). Jewish West Hartford: from city to suburb. The History Press.  
  6. ^ "Two Officials Purchase Weekly Jewish Ledger". Hartford Courant. January 10, 1967. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mordecai Schreiber, Alvin I. Schiff, Leon Klenicki (2003). The Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia. Schreiber Pub.  
  8. ^ "Connecticut Jewish Ledger – newspaper in Hartford, Connecticut USA covering local society". Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
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