DJW welcomes new publisher
Steve Cohen, who has a nine-year track record in the Jewish press, was named publisher of Dallas Jewish Week by Capital Jewish Publishing Inc. His first day on the job was May 7.
He replaces the founding publisher, Robert M. Feinberg, who left the paper in late March to pursue other entrepreneurial interests.
Cohen comes to the newspaper from the St. Louis (Mo.) Jewish Light, where he was the advertising manager for almost five years, following more than four years as an account executive. His business background also includes experience as a salesman of industrial cutting tools and a stint as the manager of a retail store.
"My goal with Dallas Jewish Week is to keep the Dallas Jewish community informed on local, national and international stories, as well as providing a sounding board for the many diverse opinions found here," Cohen said.
"Naturally, the newspaper is a business as well as a community service, and we hope to demonstrate to our advertisers and potential customers just what a valuable medium it is."
Cohen added, "I look forward to many fruitful years in the greater Dallas community, as Dallas Jewish Week expands with the Jewish population growth in the Metroplex."
There are approximately 50,000 Jewish households in Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Dallas Jewish Week's first issue was Nov. 9, 2000. It now has more than 6,500 subscribers, and has 10 full-time employees.
Cohen's wife, Lori, an educator, and his daughters - Elizabeth, 7 and Samantha, 4 - will join him in their new Dallas-area home after the end of the school year in Missouri.
This story was published in the DallasJewishWeek
on: Thursday, May 10, 2001
and was last modified on: Thu, Jun 7, 2001