Connecticut Jewish Ledger Celebrates35th Anniversary; is Lauded
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Connecticut Jewish Ledger Celebrates35th Anniversary; is Lauded

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Connecticut Gov. John Dempsey, and the Mayors of the leading cities in this State, paid high tribute today to the “Connecticut Jewish Ledger” and to the newspaper’s editor, Dr. Abraham J. Feldman, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel, of West Hartford, as the “Ledger” celebrated the 35th anniversary of its founding in 1929. A special, enlarged anniversary edition of the “Ledger,” including a 12-page feature section, contained articles and congratulatory messages from leading Jewish personalities.

While the anniversary edition constituted primarily a tribute to Dr. Feldman, praise was also lavished on the newspapers founder, the late Samuel Neusner, who established the weekly in 1929, with Rabbi Feldman as editor. Gov. Dempsey stated that the “Connecticut Jewish Ledger.” since its founding, was “representative of independent American Jewish newspapers,” which observed “the precepts of responsible journalism and, under the skill and wisdom of its editor, Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman, and the competence of his associates earned a reputation for integrity.”

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