While I’ve been writing for the Journal since early summer, this new edition, dated September 10, is my first since taking on the title of “Editor.” The reality is, however, I was busy learning the ropes during a hectic week in which we produced a High Holiday edition that ran about twice the size of our regular paper. As a result, my editorial contributions were largely limited to proof reading, making occasional decisions about content, and trying to stay out of the way of the process.
The best thing I learned, or I should say had confirmed for me, was what a wonderful group of people we have working together to create the Journal. They are smart, passionate and dedicated, and there’s no doubt in my mind that our collaboration will be very fruitful.
Our goal is to make the Jewish Journal the most powerful communication tool for the Greater Boston Jewish community that a publication can be. While these are challenging times of transition for traditional newspapers, we have the advantage of not being so traditional. The Journal is unique in that it serves a cohesive and vibrant community that cares deeply about the role we play in their lives.
We will continue to work hard to be a compelling clearing house for the events, ideas, and transitions that affect our lives.
Happy New Year.