Jewish Media in America

October 11, 2023

Presented by Stanford University’s Taube Center for Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Berman Archive:

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation between Jewish Currents editor-in-chief Arielle Angel and The Forward editor-in-chief Jodi Rudoren on the state of American Jewish media, moderated by J. The Jewish News of Northern California CEO Jo Ellen Green Kaiser. They will discuss ways that each publication balances uniquely Jewish perspectives in a medium beholden to the “impartiality” of journalistic ethics, the pitfalls and power of public opinion writing, and the density of intellectual and historical discourse. Does the “Jewish” of their titles refer to their approaches to the work or their audience? How do they ensure the integrity of their publications’ missions while juggling Israel and US politics, Jewish communal politics, and antisemitism? How is their work informed by a historical understanding of American Jewish communities?

This is an in-person event taking place at Stanford University, in the Terrace Room (Room 426) of Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460). Accessibility information is included here, and for further accommodations please fill out this form or write directly to

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies offers an interdisciplinary program for the study and understanding of Jewish cultures, literatures, languages, religion, politics, and history.

The Berman Archive documents American Jewish communities and, with open access to digital artifacts from 1900 to the present, is the largest archive of the printed material of communal American Jewish life.