The Jewish Week Media Group
The JWMG aims to inform and inspire the NY Jewish community worldwide through publications, websites, events, custom publishing, community forums and educational programs. Over the years we have expanded in order to better serve our increasingly diverse Jewish community in New York, nationally and internationally. The NY Jewish Week is its cornerstone publication, along with the following publications and projects. Check for current openings at JWMG here.
NY Blueprint gives the scoop to urban Jewish singles. It offers comprehensive event listings; reviews interviews and first-person essays that capture the pathos, humor and joy of Jewish single life in New York.
JW Food & Wine
Find recipes—including a mega recipe finder—cookbook reviews, musings, interviews and reporting with a Jewish foodie outlook, as well as information on kosher wines, and a wide range of reviews on wines from Israel and around the world.
Fresh Ink For Teens
A drug-abusing Mom and a teen’s search for God. Passover poetry. Tefillingate. Find sharp, spunky writing exclusively by and for Jewish teens around the world. Over the years 400 young writers have contributed to Fresh Ink For Teens and it continues to be a popular forum for high school students. Fresh Ink covers high school, politics, Israel, sports, culture, college preparation, Judaism, family matters and more through original articles and insightful essays. Creative writing and poetry are also welcome. Visit it here →
The New Normal: Blogging Disability
The New Normal features passionate voices about disability inclusion from a Jewish perspective. We strive to be a source for information, advocacy and inspiration. Our bloggers are self-advocates, educators, clergy, parents and community members dedicated to creating a more inclusive world. Visit it here →
Write On For Israel
Since 2002, The Jewish Week’s Write On For Israel program has educated and engaged more than 600 top high school students on Israel and the Middle East, empowering them to become leaders and influencers in the pro-Israel community when they get to college. One of the first “early engagement” programs to identify and educate young Israel supporters before they get to campus, Write On/NY is a highly selective leadership training program which targets top high school juniors and seniors. Our student body is comprised of Jewish day school, public and private non-secular school teenagers, all with a deep connection to Israel and desire to become active and vocal leaders in the pro-Israel movements on campus.
Using the lens of journalism, Write On trains students to use their writing to defend, educate and advance Israel’s positions in the media through opinion pieces and letters to the editor. We provide students with a strong, historical foundation, teaching ancient Jewish and Israel history as well as current events. Our Leadership Training Institute helps them become more effective speakers and debaters, giving them confidence to take the lead early in their college journey. Perhaps most importantly, we infuse them with our expectations that they will take the training and become leaders in the pro-Israel movement on campus by helping to build support and understanding both inside and outside the college classroom.’
For more info. and to apply go to writeonforisrael.com
Our Jewish world abounds in conferences. Only The Conversation: Jewish In America is o ff-the-record, and has no speakers, panels or plenaries. This annual program brings together leaders across religious, political and generational lines in a private space that is uniquely productive. Ideas that surface at The Conversation have often influenced the future framing and handling of key communal questions.
JWMG is proud to offer this program as a reflection of our commitment to not only report on the Jewish community, but to be an active part of it, fostering its growth and depth.
JW Forums & Events
At our many public forums, The Jewish Week Media Group brings together diverse groups and ideas. These programs unite the community and allow a wide range of voices to be heard with respect and openness. We bring renowned thought leaders, intellectuals, and accomplished authors to the stage. From Yossi Klein Halevi and Michael Oren to Ari Shavit and Roger Cohen, Abigail Pogrebin and Rabbi David Wolpe, Daniel Gordis, Bret Stephens, Erica Brown and so many others. Each of these programs brings you the very best in Jewish journalism, and the very best in community building.
The Investigative Journalism Fund
The Jewish Week Investigative Journalism Fund seeks to tell the truth about the community, to the community, for the community. Established in 2012 to fill a gap in enterprise reporting, the fund commissions a range of articles on important issues in Jewish life. We believe passionately that accountability and transparency are the roots of progress.
Please help support the cost of research for freelance and staff journalists to produce in-depth reports and investigations, as well as explanatory pieces, features or essays that shed light on complex issues. An editorial committee of The Jewish Week board of directors and its editors reviews proposals, awards grants and commissions articles. The pieces are published in The Jewish Week’s print and online editions. More info here.
In September 2016 JWMG acquired the New Jersey Jewish News as part of an agreement with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. This includes the weekly NJ Jewish News, Greater MetroWest edition, as well as the biweekly editions in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, and the monthly edition in Princeton/Mercer/Bucks Counties, all available online at www.njjewishnews.com