A suburban New York Jewish newspaper will cease publishing after its August issue.
The monthly Westchester Jewish Chronicle, formerly the Yonkers Jewish Chronicle, has been funded by four local Jews for the past five years. The newspaper, which has been published for 40 years, claims a circulation of about 40,000.
“For the past five years, we have committed ourselves wholeheartedly to the Jewish community and The Westchester Jewish Chronicle,” co-owners Robert Friedland, Gene Lubin, Roy Stillman and Alan Weisman said in a statement that will appear on the final issue’s front page. “Unfortunately, the costs associated with producing and distributing the paper have become unsustainable.”
The statement was signed also by editor Steve Schloss and publisher Michael Friedland. Schloss, the editor for five years, said the newspaper focused on highlighting the positive things going on in the Westchester Jewish community, just north of New York City.
“It was a feel-good newspaper, and that will be missed in Westchester,” Schloss said.