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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-07

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1969 •

The paper joins the move to the suburbs,
going to the Honeywell Building on Nine
Mile and Southfield roads.

1978 •

Business manager Carmi
Slomovitz creates a production
department to produce the

1984 •

The Jewish
News is
purchased by
Chuck Buerger
and a group from
the Baltimore
Jewish Times.
Philip Slomovitz
continues as
editor emeritus
and Gary
becomes editor.
The offices move
to larger space in
the Control Data
Building on Civic
Center Drive
near the
Prudential Town

1985 •

Style magazine is

1986 •

Horwitz joins
the Jewish
News as


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1989 •

As the paper
expands, new space
is leased in the
Regency Office
Centre on Franklin
Road in Southfield.

1990 •

Phil Jacobs is named assistant editor.

1993 •

- Rosenblatt leaves and Jacobs is
named editor.

-Jewish News
founder Philip
Slomovitz dies at
age 96.

14 •

Above: The Jewish News
25th anniversary party. Right:
May 21, 1948 issue after
Israel wins statehood.

SOURCEBOOK 2002-2003 • JN

Baltimore's Gary Rosenblatt became Jewish News
editor. Rosenblatt expanded the reporting staff
and staff-written coverage of the Detroit Jewish
community. Slomovitz continued to write his
"Purely Commentary" column each week until
h is death in 1993 at age 96.
In 1993, Rosenblatt, a Pulitzer Prize finalist,
left the Jewish Times and the Jewish News to
become publisher and editor of the New York
Jewish Week. Phil Jacobs, former news editor at the Jewish Times and assistant
editor in Detroit since 1990, took over as editor.
His seven years in Detroit were marked by expanding coverage of non-
traditional Jewish communities: gays, secular Jews, small communities on the
fringes of the metropolitan area and reports on kosher butchers and bakeries that
raised eyebrows in some parts of the community.
Jacobs, who is Orthodox, returned to Baltimore in 1997 to become editor of
the Jewish Times , a year after the death of Charles Buerger following heart
Buerger's death at age 57 eventually led to a number of major changes at the




Jewish News.

In 1986, Buerger brought in Connecticut native Arthur Horwitz from the
Baltimore Sun to become associate publisher, and later publisher, of the Jewish
News and a vice president of Waterspout Communications, which owned the
Jewish News, the Atlanta Jewish Times and other publications in Florida and
In 1998, Robert Sklar became the fourth editor in the Jewish News' 60-year
history. He was brought in by Horwitz to continue the "hard-news" tradition


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