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Jewcy And Tablet Team Up

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By / November 15, 2011
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As you may or may not have heard, Tablet Magazine is taking over as the publisher of Jewcy.  (In case you haven’t heard, read Marc Tracy’s post at The Scroll.)  February marks my second anniversary with the site, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the future of Jewcy.  I look forward to working alongside a talented, vibrant group of people I respect.  Also, I’ve seen the spread the Tablet folks put out for lunch, and I’m happy to report that besides an impressive array of snacks, they are also big fans of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda.

While this is a wonderful development, it’s also bittersweet.  After a fantastic two years, the shift to Tablet means we are leaving our publishers at JDub behind.

I get a lot of e-mails about new programs that are aimed at bringing young Jews together.  People regularly throw parties guided by the idea that if you put a large group of young Jews in the same room, that they will leave the event looking to support Israel, or go to synagogue and marry within the tribe.  Maybe this tactic works, and maybe it doesn’t; however, the continuous stream of funding awarded to these initiatives makes me think the strategy is fairly effective, despite the fact that many of these programs are just the same old ideas recycled and repackaged.  But all skepticism aside, I am evidence that the system can work.  I met my soon-to-be wife at a JDub event, and when Aaron and Jacob hired me, they had faith in my ideas and gave my contributors and I plenty of space to develop our ideas.  Working with the JDub team has been a wonderful experience, and I know that JDub has left an indelible mark on the landscape of Jewish culture.

We are really excited that Tablet is the future of the site.  We work really hard to bring you Jewcy, and we love that you all keep coming back every day.  Thank you for sticking with us!