The Connecticut Jewish Ledger launches its 90th anniversary year
In the spring of 1929, Jewish jurist Louis Brandeis was serving on the Supreme Court; Louis B. Mayer, Sam Warner and other entrepreneurial Jews were inventing Hollywood; Jews were among the hoardes of urbanites beginning to migrate to something new called the “suburbs”; the country was at peace; and the economy seemed healthy, with no sign of the stock market crash that would hit in October.
It was an interesting, emergent and, in many ways, optimistic time for America’s Jews.
It was also the moment in time that Sam Neusner z”l decided to co-found with Rabbi Abraham Feldman z”l a local Jewish newspaper. Launched in April of that year, the Connecticut Jewish Ledger would soon grow to become a vehicle of expression for Connecticut’s burgeoning Jewish community. A gathering place to bring Connecticut Jews together and to strengthen Jewish identify. A powerful voice to keep the community well-informed, and to ponder the pressing issues of the day that have the potential to impact their lives in profound ways.
In 2019, the Connecticut Jewish Ledger will mark its 90th year as a truthful and trustworthy purveyor of all the news affecting our state’s Jewish communities – as well Jewish communities the world over.
Over the course of these nine decades, we have remained faithful to our mission and our values, and steadfast in our support of our community.
Today, with antisemitism at a dangerously steep rise in the United States and Canada and at alarming levels throughout Europe, the Ledger’s mission to ensure the welfare of the Jewish community and to serve as the tie that binds our community together is of paramount importance.
Of course, while our mission has remained the same, we have over the years adjusted and readjusted the way in which we deliver news, creating fresh new looks, adding content, and ultimately adding a website.
Now, we’re at it again. This time, though, the Ledger “evolution” is a full-fledged “revolution” – with additions and improvements that are bigger and better and more cutting-edge than ever before.
To wit, we recently unveiled a crisp, contemporary new look and an updated, approachable, multi-dimensional digital platform designed to enhance the user experience for today’s online reader.
We’ve also redesigned our website with users in mind – streamlining menus, simplifying navigation, adding a video feed and a digital version of all of our publications with live ads. And, we’ve built a responsive layout for all platforms, and providing more resources and information to keep users connected.
We believe you will find that our revamped website, along with our social media platform, catapult the Ledger to the next level in serving the needs of the community. But don’t take our word for it – see for yourself by visiting the Ledger at www.jewishledger.com.
Keep your eye on the Ledger for news about our upcoming 90th Anniversary Celebration events!
Henry Zachs, Publisher
Leslie Iarusso, Associate Publisher
Judie Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief