About New Jersey Jewish News
New Jersey Jewish News editions throughout the years
The New Jersey Jewish News has been an influential voice in the New Jersey Jewish community for over 60 years. Published by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, NJJN is committed to providing coverage of local, national and world events; explorations of the world of Jewish culture and the arts; supplements the holidays, celebrations and other topics of interest; and a wide array of feature stories.
Founded in 1946 as The Jewish News, the paper merged in 1947 with the Newark-based Jewish Times, keeping The Jewish News name. In 1988, reflecting the demographic changes in a community that was moving west to the suburbs, the paper was renamed MetroWest Jewish News.
In 1997, MetroWest Jewish News acquired a second newspaper — The Jewish Horizon — of Union and Somerset counties; a new name, New Jersey Jewish News; and a new focus on Jewish issues statewide.
Today, NJJN publishes five editions, reaching more than 58,000 households.
In 1998, Jewish News further strengthened its position in the state when it acquired the Jewish Reporter and started publishing a third edition in the Princeton Mercer Bucks region, adding an additional 5,000 subscribers. That edition covers the area from the Route 1 corridor to the greater Princeton area, to Yardley, Pennsylvania, and more.
In November 2000 the Jewish News began publishing a greater Middlesex County edition, acquiring 14,500 subscribers. The edition gives the paper contiguous coverage from Montclair to Princeton to Morristown.
In July 2005, the Jewish News family of newspapers expanded again with the addition of the Greater Monmouth County edition. With its newly acquired 13,500 subscribers, the Monmouth edition gives the paper contiguous coverage from Montclair to Princeton and from Morristown to Newark.
In July 2012, the Jewish Federation of Central NJ and the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ merged to form the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. The Greater MetroWest editions serve Essex, Morris, Sussex, and Union counties. They are mailed directly to the homes of 29,000 subscribers.
With its growth, the Jewish News is among the largest Jewish newspapers in America, and the largest-circulation weekly newspaper in the state. Jewish News will continue to be a strong, statewide voice representing the interests of all Jews, as well as a weekly chronicle of the ways individuals are expressing their Jewishness both within and beyond the institutional Jewish world.
The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ publishes the New Jersey Jewish News.
All editorial content of NJJN is independent of JFGMW. The views expressed by NJJN are not necessarily those of JFGMW.
NJJN provides the latest in Jewish news, perspectives, happenings in local Jewish life, and much more. It is the focal point for all that is Jewish in our federation communities.
The NJJN, like its publisher and the federations it serves, seeks to bring together Jewish community from all religious streams and sectors to enhance the lives of Jews in our neighborhoods and around the world. It shares with its publisher and federation partners a commitment to assisting the needy, providing Jewish education, caring for the elderly, promoting social justice, fighting anti-Semitism, and standing in solidarity with Israel and Jews everywhere.