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Former Jewish News editor Gary Rosenblatt is now stepping down from his role at the New York Jewish Week.

(JTA) – Gary Rosenblatt, the editor and publisher of the New York Jewish Week, is stepping down in September. From 1984 through 1993, Rosenblatt had served as the editor of the Detroit Jewish News.

A new editor is expected to be named in the coming weeks, according to the newspaper. Rich Waloff, the associate publisher and chief revenue officer for the past 25 years, will become publisher.

Rosenblatt began at the Jewish Week as assistant editor from 1972 to 1974, when he was named editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. He remained there for nearly 20 years before taking his current positions in 1993.

During his tenure with the Jewish Times, Rosenblatt joined with its publisher, Charles Buerger, in 1984 to purchase the Jewish News from Philip Slomovitz. Through 1993, Rosenblatt served as editor of both the Jewish Times and the Jewish News.

“Gary is a talented, thoughtful, community-minded leader whose integrity, fairness, modesty and humor sets a continuing example for the entire field of Jewish journalism,” said Jewish News publisher and editor Arthur Horwitz, who worked closely with Rosenblatt from 1986 through 1993. “Gary energized and elevated the editorial content of the Jewish News through his own writing and ability to recruit and retain top-notch talent.”

Rosenblatt, 72, will continue to write occasionally for the Jewish Week and remain involved in several of its educational projects, according to the newspaper.

JN staff contributed to this report

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