The Jewish Standard, which covers Northern New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., is expanding its catchment area to include additional regions of the Garden State that had been served by the now-defunct New Jersey Jewish News.

The news came in the form of an email from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, which includes several N.J. counties, Essex, Morris, Sussex, Somerset and Union among them, to its constituents.

“We are delighted to inform you that our Greater MetroWest community will once again have a print version of a weekly Jewish newspaper,” wrote David Saginaw, Federation president, and Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO and executive vice president. “After reviewing several proposals, our Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has approved an arrangement with the Jewish Standard. The first edition will be published on September 18, which is Erev Rosh Hashanah.”

“We believe having access to local and global Jewish news is integral to any community,” they went on to say.

The New Jersey Jewish News, which was owned by the parent company of The Jewish Week in New York, was shuttered in July after the latter announced that it was ceasing its own print edition.

The Jewish Standard has been in business since the 1930s and remains an independent Jewish newspaper.

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