J.J. Goldberg is Editor in Chief of the Forward, the national newsweekly published in association with the legendary Jewish Daily
An award-winning journalist, author and lecturer, he has covered the
politics and culture of the Middle East and the Jewish world for more
than two decades. In the past he has served as a syndicated columnist in New York, as a police reporter in Los Angeles and as U.S. bureau
chief of the Israeli newsmagazine Jerusalem Report. His commentaries
have appeared frequently in the New York Times and other newspapers.
He is the author of several books, including the acclaimed 1996 study
of American Jewish political clout, "Jewish Power: Inside the American
Jewish Establishment" (Addison-Wesley Publishing), which was featured
on the Philadelphia Inquirer's list of "100 most important books of
York Times said the book "can teach even the initiated a thing or two
about American Jewish life in the postwar era."
A native New Yorker, he lived and worked in Israel during the 1970s,
as an education specialist with the World Zionist Organization in
and as an official of the kibbutz movement.