Thursday, December 18th, 2008...4:21 pm
I am pleased to make another two-year renewal of my subscription, but more importantly, I wanted to commend you for what you have done in adopting the AJW to the needs and concerns of a changing Jewish community.
While I was growing up in Minneapolis in the ’50s, the AJW was the bible for our community and especially for my mother, Lilyan Turchick, who relished feeding material to “About People” about her children and their friends. She remained a subscriber until she passed away in Israel two years ago. My sister and I still subscribe.
I thought your courageous early stand on behalf of Keith Ellison was important for the Jewish community. This year’s coverage of the election also was gratifying and thoughtful, and raised the quality of the paper’s editorial content beyond the narrow concerns that preoccupied the community when I was growing up.
Many thanks for the outstanding, courageous and, I am sure, difficult work that you are doing.
Sheldon L. Schreiberg
(The writer is a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton, L.L.P.)