AJW Submission Guidelines

The American Jewish World is published biweekly.

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Community Calendar

The American Jewish World welcomes submissions to be included in our community calendar.

• The event must be of interest to our Jewish readership.

• The deadline is 10 days prior to the Friday publication date of the issue in which the event is to appear.

• E-mail submissions with an attached Word document are preferred, but events can be submitted by mail, fax or dropped of in person.

• The AJW accepts photos to accompany community calendar information at no cost

• Quality photos can be submitted in any size, black and white or color (if you want photo returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope).

• Digital photos can be attached to an e-mail as either a .jpg or a .tif file with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Lifecycle Events

The AJW also welcomes notices for all lifecycle events, including B’nai Mitzva, graduations, engagements, weddings, births, birthdays, anniversaries and obituaries.

B’NAI MITZVA

• Include date and synagogue of Bar/Bat Mitzva in the announcement (dates are not printed, but announcements will be run in the issue closest to the event).

• Quality photos can be submitted in any size, black and white or color (if you want photo returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope).

• Digital photos can be attached to an e-mail as either a .jpg or a .tif file with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

• There is a $10 fee for submitting a Bar/Bat Mitzva announcement with a photo for active AJW subscribers; for non-subscribers, the fee is $45, which includes a one-year subscription to the paper. If there is no photo included, there is no charge (although most Bar/Bat Mitzva announcements are printed with photos).

• Example: Alena Ann Simon, daughter of Kent Simon and Karen Gjerstad and sister of Jane, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzva Saturday at Mount Zion Temple. She will also participate in Friday evening services. Alena is the granddaughter of Mary Gjerstad and Eugene Gjerstad, Bloomington, and Anita Simon, New York, N.Y., and the late Michael Simon.

ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING

• Include geographical locations of relatives if they are living; deceased relatives must be preceded by “the late.”

• Quality photos can be submitted in any size, black and white or color (if you want photo returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope).

• Digital photos can be attached to an e-mail as either a .jpg or a .tif file with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

• There is a $10 fee for submitting an engagement/wedding announcement with a photo for active AJW subscribers; for non-subscribers, the fee is $45, which includes a one-year subscription to the paper. If there is no photo included, there is no charge.

• Example: Alice and Jacob Rosenberg, St. Louis Park, and Carmen and Milton Goldstein, Stanwood, Mich., announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Rosenberg and James Goldstein. Melissa is the granddaughter of Marjorie and Louis Applebaum, Minnetonka, and Louise Rosenberg, St. Louis Park, and the late Ross Rosenberg. James is the grandson of Mary Munoz, La Paz, Bolivia, and the late Juan Victor Garcia, and Olive Goldstein, Boca Raton, Fla., and the late Edward Schwartz. Melissa graduated from Cornell College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an endocrinology fellow at the University of Minnesota. James graduated from the University of Michigan, and is a founder of Gold Photography in Minneapolis. A September wedding is planned at Adath Jeshurun Congregation.

BIRTH

•Birth announcements always begin with the parents’ names; grandparents do not announce births.

• Specify paternal and maternal grandparents.

• Hebrew name and names of those the baby is being named for or in memory of can also be included, but it is not required.

• Photos are not published with birth announcements.

• There is no fee for birth announcements.

• Example: Jenny, David, Jacob and Abigail Goldman announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Amelia Ruth, on July 20. Maternal grandparents are Louis and Sarah Jacobson, Minnetonka, and Ethel Smith, Minneapolis. Paternal grandparents are Miriam Schwartz, Boca Raton, Fla., and the late Al Schwartz.

OBITUARIES

• Deadline: 12 p.m. Monday for Friday’s publication.

• We do not publish photos with paid obituaries.

• There is a $3.00 per line (5-6 words) fee for submitting an obituary (we bill after the obituary has been published).

• Include contact phone number and billing address.

Note: A contact phone number must be included with all lifecycle event notices.

AJW Contact Information

To submit information or for further details, contact:

Max Sparber, Community News Editor

American Jewish World

4820 Minnetonka Blvd., Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55416

952-259-5239 / 952-920-6205 fax

community [at] ajwnews [dot] com