Voice of the Jewish News: Our community’s voice just got louder

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Voice of the Jewish News: Our community’s voice just got louder

This week's editorial focuses on the newspaper having been generously gifted by its long-time owner, Leo Noé, to a charitable foundation

Jewish News

After a challenging year for Jewish News and, indeed, almost every publication, we are delighted that the newspaper has been generously gifted by its long-time owner, Leo Noé, to a charitable foundation.

It’s been an annus horribilis for print media, which faced a decline in advertising long before coronavirus.

Indeed, many established Jewish titles have been forced to fold, such as The Boston Jewish Advocate, Jewish Journal of Los Angeles and Canadian Jewish News. Now, under secure and ambitious communal ownership, Jewish News finds itself ending 2020 stronger than ever.

You may have noticed we’re also inviting Jewish News readers to help strengthen our position at the centre of British-Jewish life via an online donations platform at jewishnews.co.uk.

As we proudly state on the front page of every issue, Jewish News is ‘the voice of the community’.

Today that voice is bigger and louder and prouder than ever.


All he’s left behind

This week’s Jewish News front page and tribute souvenir edition

What can be added to the abundance of eloquent tributes paid to Rabbi Lord Sacks this week? Perhaps simply this.

Today, and for many days to come, it will feel as if his death has taken so much away from us.

Yet it’s comforting to know that in the years and decades to come, the world will be blessed by all he has left behind.

We wish Lord Sacks’ family long life and invite Jewish News readers to email their personal memories of the great man to tributes@rabbisacks.org.


Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish News also produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

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