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Jewish Journal of Western New York

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0225-0001

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of The Jewish Journal of Western New York (alternatively titled The Jewish Journal) from March 2013 to the present. It is the successor to Federation News, published at various intervals until December 2012. Back issues of Federation News can be found in the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo records. The Jewish Journal is published monthly and sent to households across Western New York. Also contains PDF copies of December 2016 - present issues.


  • 2013-


Terms of Access

The Jewish Journal of Western New York, Buffalo, New York, 2013- collection is open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

In February 2013, the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo launched a free monthly publication, The Jewish Journal of Western New York for Jewish households in Western New York. Content for the journal is provided by Buffalo Jewish community organizations and individuals as well as members of the Buffalo Jewish diaspora. It includes stories, features, reports, news articles, community calendars and photographs relating to the diverse social, cultural, religious, cultural and philanthropic activities of Jews within the Buffalo environs and beyond. The Jewish Journal is published by the Buffalo Jewish Federation and is an initiative of CEO Michael Wise. The Jewish Journal is produced by Buffalo Spree Custom, Publishers and Design with Larry Levite. The advisory board consists of Susan Adelman, Jonathan Epstein, Richard Hirsch, Elizabeth Kahn, Rabbi Gary Pokras, Kenneth Rogers and Michael Weisman. The magazine is edited by Ellen S. Goldstein, who is also Marketing and Community Relations Director at the Buffalo Jewish Federation.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

0.854 Gigabytes (74 files)

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Contains issues of The Jewish Journal of Western New York from March 2013 to the present.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Issues of The Jewish Journal of Western New York were donated by the Jewish Federation of Western New York, in February 2014. The Jewish Buffalo Archives Project was founded in late 2007 under the auspices of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo with a seed grant from the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies. The Archives Project collects mainly twentieth century documentation relating to the diverse histories, religious traditions and cultures of Jewish communities within the Greater Buffalo area of Western New York, encompassing the geographic areas of Erie and Niagara Counties and partners with the University Archives at the University at Buffalo to make these records accessible.

The University Archives began collecting digital copies of The Jewish Journal beginning in 2019. At that time, past issues which were available in digital format were retrospectively collected. Digital copies of issues are now sent as they are released to University Archives via email by the Buffalo Jewish Federation. The University Archives no longer collects physical copies of The Jewish Journal.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are expected to this collection.

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Processing Information

Processed by Chana Revell Kotzin, February 2014. Digital material processed by Grace Trimper, June 2019-March 2023. Digital files were downloaded as PDFs from the Buffalo Jewish Federation website or sent to University Archives via email, normalized to preservation and access-standard formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines. This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see

Finding Aid for the Jewish Journal of Western New York, Buffalo, New York
Finding aid prepared by Chana Revell Kotzin, February 2014.
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The arrangement and description of The Jewish Journal of Western New York, Buffalo, New York was made possible by funding obtained through the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies and the Bureau of Jewish Education.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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