Jewish Chronicle is launched in Seattle on March 24, 1932.

  • By Lee Micklin
  • Posted 11/02/1998
  • Essay 135

On March 24, 1932, The Jewish Chronicle is launched in Seattle, with Roy Rosenthal as president and publisher and Stella Sameth as editor.

Some people believed there was a need for another Seattle Jewish newspaper because The Jewish Transcript was too Zionist. In the first issue the editors promised that "no group will dictate what we print or do not print." However, it soon folded when people realized that two Jewish papers in Seattle would cause friction within the community.


Roy G. Rosenthal Interview, transcript, Roy G. Rosenthal Papers (Acquisition 2352), Box 1; "Articles of Incorporation," Jewish Chronicle, Pkg. 13, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Papers (Acquisition 3051, 3051-2); Stella Sameth Interview, transcript, Stella Sameth Papers (Acquisition 2254); Manuscripts and University Archives, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle; Jewish Transcript, December 30, 1932.

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