Samuel Norich

Jane Eisner Samuel Norich is the publisher and chief executive officer of the Forward. He has served as executive director of the Forward Association and publisher of the Yiddish Forverts since 1997, and as publisher of the English Forward since 2000.

He was born in Germany in 1947 and immigrated to the United States in 1957. After a primary- and secondary-school education in the public schools, he attended Columbia University as an undergraduate, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a graduate student.
He served as executive director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from 1980-1992, and as vice president of the World Jewish Congress from 1975 to 1981. Norich is the author of “What Will Bind Us Now?: A Report on the Institutional Ties Between Israel and American Jewry” (1994).

Sam can be reached at norich@forward.com


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