Each Friday since 1931, The Jewish Standard has been the Jewish voice of northern New Jersey. We are the oldest Jewish weekly in New Jersey.

Since 1984, The Jewish Community News has been the Jewish voice of Passaic County.

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We also publish the The Rockland Jewish Standard for the Jews of Rockland County.

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Since 2002, both parents and children have relied on About Our Children as a source for useful, accurate information for Jewish families.

At over 180 four-color pages, our annual Guide to Jewish Life has been “the resource guide” for families in northern New Jersey since 2000.

Our Mission: A Statement of Aims and Principles

TO PROVIDE the Jewish communities of Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, and Rockland counties with an indispensable newspaper that will present local, national, and world news of Jewish interest.

TO OFFER analysis, interpretation, and information about events of the day, to stimulate the concern and response vital to the fulfillment of our responsibilities as Americans and as Jews.

TO ENRICH the cultural life of individuals and the community through features, news articles, reviews, and other material of Jewish interest.

TO PROVIDE a forum for members of the community.

The Jewish Standard is not affiliated with any program, organization, movement, or point of view, but is dedicated to giving expression to all phases of Jewish life.

The Jewish Standard is independent; it is committed to Jewish continuity and to Israel and America’s well-being.

Our Awards

2014

 

2014 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in News Reporting
First Place
Larry Yudelson
"Outcry Over Hosting a Sex Offender"

2014 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Personality Profiles
Joanne Palmer
"The Goldin Way"

2014 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
The Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Enterprise or Investigative Reporting
Second Place
Larry Yudelson
"Busted: Arrest of Rabbis Who Helped Women Get Jewish Divorces Tears at Wounds."

2014 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Single Commentary
Second Place
Marla Cohen
"What Shuls Can Learn From Shoes"

2014 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Commentary Division
Second Place
Marla Cohen
"How We Define Community," "Turkey and Latkes Meet for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Mashup," "Tel Aviv Is Not Sun City"

2014 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Graphic Design: Cover
Second Place

Jerry Szubin

March 1, April 12 and November 22

2013

2013 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in News Reporting
First Place
Larry Yudelson, Charles Zusman, Josh Lipowsky and Abigail Klein Leichman
"Love and hate in Bergen County“

2013 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Single Commentary
Second Place
Shammai Engelmayer
"Obama’s distorted Israel image“

2012

2012 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Editorial Writing
First Place
Shammai Engelmayer and Larry Yudelson
"A Deafening Silence“

2012 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Arts and Criticism News and Features
Second Place
Josh Lipowsky
"What is Still Jewish about Comic Books?“

2011

2011 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
Excellence in Cover Design

Second Place

 

2009

 

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Profile Writing
First Place
Josh Lipowsky
A hidden child no more

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Enterprise Reporting
Third Place
Josh Lipowsky
Day school daze

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Feature Writing
Second Place
Lois Goldrich
Untangling the knot

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Local News
First Place
Lois Goldrich and Josh Lipowsky
Libya in our backyard
The Libyan flag is flying in Englewood
Libyan mission sparks controversy

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Review Writing
Third Place
Miriam Rinn
Play captures Kaye’s signature charm

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Regional or State News
First Place
Lois Goldrich
Jewish women and politics – perfect together

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Editorial
Third Place
Rebecca Kaplan Boroson
You cannot legislate loyalty

2009 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Excellence in Journalism Awards
Front Page Layout
Third Place
Jerry Szubin
The Richard Wagner problem

2009 Simon Rockower Award
American Jewish Press Association
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Award for Excellence in Writing about Health
Second Place
Dr. Miryam Wahrman
Local Rabbi donated kidney to a stranger

 

2007

 

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Editorial Writing
First Place
Rebecca Kaplan Boronson
“School (board) for scandal”

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Feature Writing
First Place
Lois Goldrich
“The life and lynching of Leo Frank”

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Deadline Reporting
Second Place
Josh Lipowsky
“Unveiling for a lonely man”

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Enterprise Reporting
Third Place
Josh Lipowsky
“Who holds the keys to the kosher kingdom”

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Review Writing
First Place
Miriam Rinn

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Front Page Layout
First Place
Jerry Szubin
“The Passover connection”

2007 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Feature Page Design
Second Place
Jerry Szubin
“One man struggles to find a home for history”

 

2006

 

2006 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Deadline Reporting
First Place
Josh Lipowsky
“Friends and family mourn lightning storm’s victims”

2006 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Business Reporting
Third Place
Josh Lipowsky
“A losing ticket”

2006 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Profile Writing
First Place
Jacob Berkman
“Jorma searches for his Jewish soul”

2006 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Front Page Layout
First Place
Jerry Szubin

2006 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Feature Page Design
Second Place
Jerry Szubin
“Displaying Flags in Sacred Spaces”

 

2005

 

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Editorial Writing
Third Place
Rebecca Boroson
“A Nation’s Losses”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award
Headline Writing
First Place
Jacob Berkman
“Withdrawal Symptoms”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Front Page Layout

Third Place

Jerry Szubin

“Gaza Gamble”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Feature Page Design

First Place

Jerry Szubin

“A Grand Artistic Explosion”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Feature Page Design

Third Place

Paul Gary

“Beyond Baseball”

2005 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Special Sections or Supplements

Second Place

“Jewish Standard Guide to Jewish Life”

2005 Parenting Publications of America

“Rookie of the Year” category for new parenting papers

Second Place

About Our Children

2005 Parenting Publications of America

Editorial Excellence Special Series

Second Place

About Our Children

“Jewish history and culture”

2005 Parenting Publications of America

Excellence in Feature Layout/Color

Third Place

About Our Children

“My life in Iran”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Review Writing

Second Place

Miriam Rinn

“Old shtick, new generation”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Headline Writing

Second Place

Jacob Berkman

“Walking in a winter holy land”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Front Page Layout

First Place

Jerry Szubin

“August 27, 2004”

2005 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Feature Page Design

Second Place

Jerry Szubin

“Old shtick, new generation”

2005 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Comprehensive Coverage or Investigative Reporting

Second Place

Abigail Leichman

“Falling Through the Cracks”

2005 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Commentary

Second Place

Rabbi Shammai Engelmayer

2005 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in News Reporting

First Place

Jacob Berkman

“Didn’t ask; didn’t tell”

 

2004

 

2004 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Weekly Feature Photography

First Place

James Janoff

“Remembering 9/11”

2004 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Weekly Column Writing

First Place

Joanne Palmer

“Organ Donation”

2004 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Weekly Review Writing

First Place

Rebecca Boroson

“High praise for novella collection”

2004 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Weekly Profile Writing

First Place

Helen Weiss Pincus

“The world according to Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz”

2004 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Commentary

Third Place

Shammai Engelmayer

“Keeping the Faith”

 

2003

 

2003 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Outstanding Achievement by a First Year Reporter

First Place

Amy Sara Clark

“Christmas past for Jews by Choice”

2003 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Headline Writing

Second Place

Rebecca Boroson

“Clothes make the man “

2003 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Front Page Layout

First Place

Jerry Szubin

“America bleeds, Israel weeps “

2003 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Personality Profiles

Second Place

Helen Weiss Pincus

“Full-time Jew “

2003 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Profile Writing

Third Place

Joanne Palmer

“A Jew in America “

 

1997

 

1997 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in News Reporting

First Place

Rebecca Boroson

1997 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Weekly Newspapers-Editorials

Third Place

Rebecca Boroson

“We are responsible for those who made the exodus”

1997 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Weekly Newspapers-Series

First Place

The Jewish Standard

“Avi Kostner coverage”

1997 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Arts and Criticism

Second Place

Rebecca and Warren Boroson

“My mother’s courage, under fire”

 

1996

 

1996 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Award

Excellence in Editorial Writing

Third Place

Rebecca Boroson

“So Much Blood, So Much Life, So Much Effort”

 

1994

 

1994 North Jersey Press Club Award

Excellence in Editorial Cartooning

First Place

Max P. Milians

1994 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Spot News Reporting

First Place

Jane Calem Rosen/Rebecca Boroson

“Community, in soul search, seeks solace”

 

1993

 

1993 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Editorial Writing

Third Place

Rebecca Boroson

“Candle after candle”

 

1992

 

1992 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Special Sections

Second Place

The Jewish Standard

1992 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in Editorial Cartooning or Illustration

Second Place

Max P. Milians

 

1989

 

1989 Simon Rockower Award

American Jewish Press Association

Excellence in News Reporting

First Place

Marion Kwartler

“Kosher v. Kosher”