The Forward Association oversees the publication of two well-known Jewish newspapers, the English-language Jewish Daily Forward and the Yiddish-language Forverts. Founded in 1897, the Forverts helped generations of Jewish immigrants adjust to life in America and today is the last remaining secular Yiddish newspaper, with a print, radio and web presence. The award-winning English-language version publishes a weekly print edition and a daily web edition, and is a leading source of news and progressive commentary about American Jewish life.
Samuel Norich serves as the Forward Association's CEO and publisher. He was named as chief executive of the Association and publisher of the Yiddish Forverts in 1997, and became publisher of the English Forward in 2000. Born in Germany in 1947, he immigrated to the United States in 1957, attended college at Columbia University and completed graduate study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before joining the Forward Association, he served as vice president of the World Jewish Congress and the executive director of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Norich also authored the 1994 book "What Will Bind Us Now?: A Report on the Institutional Ties Between Israel and American Jewry."