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.

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.

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

CJN interns experience the Cleveland Jewish community and grow professionally as they learn about and practice journalism and print and electronic communications. Many return to Cleveland as adults: “I formed strong ties to the Jewish community during the years I worked as a CJN intern. This helped inspire my decision to move back to Cleveland after law school,” noted Gayle I. Horwitz of South Euclid, a CJN board officer.

In 2011, the CJN Foundation created the Violet Spevack Internship Endowment to ensure perpetual funding for an intern to work in the editorial department and cover stories of interest in the Jewish community. The endowment was created at an event celebrating the 95th birthday of Violet Spevack, who has been writing the Cavalcade column in the Cleveland Jewish News since March 5, 1965 – six months after the paper itself debuted.

Elana Fink, of Beachwood, was the first to hold the title of Violet Spevack Editorial Intern, serving at the Cleveland Jewish News in summer 2012 until returning to continue her studies at The Ohio State University.

Internship opportunities

These internships are subject to change.

Applying for internships

Applicants for editorial internships should submit a resume and three writing samples to and include “Intern” in the subject line.

Applicants for sales/advertising, events or marketing internships should submit a resume to and include "Intern" in the subject line.

CJN Foundation Board of Directors

As of Nov. 2018

David Kaufman, president
Bruce Friedman, vice president
Debbie Hoffmann, vice president
Eric Rubin, vice president
Ronald J. Teplitzky, vice president
Larry Friedman, treasurer
Meredith Glazer, secretary
Chuck Whitehill, assistant secretary

Mark Bogomolny
Barry Feldman
Joel Herman
David R. Hertz II (ex oficio)
Kerry Kertesz
David Kroh
Clifford Wolf
Alan Yanowitz

Emeritus Directors
Barry R. Chesler
Susan C. Levine
Martin H. Marcus
Paul J. Singerman
Norman Wain