The CJN Foundation is an independent organization that supports the mission of the Cleveland Jewish News.
At the heart of the foundation is the need to preserve, protect and keep our words alive for the Jewish community, now and in the future, through three specific goals:

  • Preserve Jewish community history with the online CJN Archive.
  • Educate the community through programs and events.
  • Build for the future by supporting the CJN internship program.

CJN Digital Archive

Visit the free CJN Digital Archive to access over 125 years of Cleveland Jewish history as it appeared in the Cleveland Jewish News and its predecessor newspapers.

CJN Foundation Projects and Initiatives

Are you an aspiring journalist? Do you want to get hands-on newsroom experience? Do you want to write stories, cover assignments, take photographs, use social media?

I had my first opportunity to utilize the Cleveland Jewish News Archive in order to research certain aspects of the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland's history. It was an invaluable aid in determining historic dates of important milestones in the organization's history.

Many are the ways to chronicle the life and times of The Cleveland Jewish News on this, its 50th anniversary: Through its creators. Its brick and mortar presence(s). Its headlines and stories. Its staff. Its community leadership. And most importantly, its distinctive flavor or ta’am.

The Ruth B. Cahn Curriculum of the CJN Archive, launching in fall 2012, will use the digital CJN Archive to bring history to life for local Jewish school students. This unique and remarkable school curriculum will draw from articles published in the CJN to provide lessons about Jewish commun…

Cleveland Jewish history will come alive from the pages of 48 years of Cleveland Jewish News editions as the CJN Foundation launches the Ruth B. Cahn Curriculum of the CJN Archive. Teachers are invited to attend free training sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the CJN to learn how the digital…

The CJN Archive is the online, searchable database of the complete collection of the Cleveland Jewish News, which has been published weekly since October 1964. The CJN Foundation launched the archive in June 2010.

The CJN Foundation is committed to educating the community in print and through innovative programming. The foundation supports educational lectures, programs and discussions related to Jewish culture and accomplishments in Greater Cleveland.

The CJN Foundation supports the CJN internship program, which builds future Jewish media professionals and connects them to the Jewish community.

At the heart of the foundation is the need to preserve, protect and keep our words alive for the Jewish community, now and in the future.