The Reporter receives grant from Eisenberg Fund

By Reporter staff

The Reporter received a $15,000 grant from The Community Foundation for South Central New York – David and Virginia Eisenberg Fund. The grant will be used for general purposes. 
“On behalf of the Editorial Committee, I would like to express my appreciation to the David and Virginia Eisenberg Fund,” said Rebecca Goldstein Kahn, chairwoman of The Reporter Editorial Committee. “Thank you for your donation. The Reporter will be putting your generous contribution to good use.”

“We are very grateful to the Eisenberg Fund offering us money for general purposes,” said Rabbi Rachel Esserman, executive editor of The Reporter. “Since we are a religious non-profit organization, it’s difficult to find grant money because there are few foundations that give money to organizations like us for general purposes, rather than specific projects. It’s wonderful that the foundation realizes the importance of having a Jewish community newspaper in Broome County.” 

Esserman noted that all newspapers are having difficulty obtaining advertising, which has had a negative impact on their finances “We changed from weekly to biweekly because advertising income is down, and not just due to the pandemic,” Esserman said. “Businesses are using social media to reach their customers. Many cities’ secular papers are no longer daily. This trend is hard to buck so the Eisenberg Fund deserves our thanks and our readers’ thanks.”