Advertising Information

For print advertising rates, please contact Steven Gellman at 415.263.7202 or email


What is J.?

J. is the Jewish News of Northern California.

J. is bold and innovative. Its magazine-style format is appealing to readers of all ages. Our subscribers are affluent, educated and support a broad range of advertisers. Each week, we reach 17,000 households in the seventh-largest Jewish market in the United States.

J. has a design geared toward enhancing advertising. Our research has indicated that magazine-format publications are kept longer and read more regularly and with greater interest than traditional newspaper formats.

J. covers the true range of what it means to be Jewish today — from politics to the arts, religion and food, spirituality and community.

J., formerly the Jewish Bulletin, has been publishing for over 120 years.

Please call Steve Gellman for National Rates and Non-Commissionable Rates at (415) 263-7202 or

Online Advertising: averages 110,000 unique visitors each month, and was ranked in the Top 6 of the most-popular Jewish publication web sites online as ranked by

  • Leaderboard banner: 728 px X 90 px
  • Mobile Leaderboard banner: 320 px X 50 px
  • Square banner: 300 px X 250 px
  • Half-page vertical: 300 px X 600 px

Online Ad Guidelines

  • Ad size cannot exceed 100k.
  • Ad must be provided in either .jpg or .png format.
  • Animated ads are permitted, however keep in mind animation increases file size.
  • Please provide ads in RGB-color format to prevent color changes when applied to the web.

Call an Advertising Rep to discuss availability – 415-263-7202

E-Newsletter Ads

  • J. sends an “opt-in” weekly e-newsletter to over 4,000+ subscribers
  • E-newsletter display ads: 600 px X 90 px
  • Text links (up to 25 words) at the top of an e-newsletter


  • Dedicated E-blast: 600 px X 900 px

Print-Production Deadlines:

Publication Date:
Fridays (50 times a year.)

Space Reservations:
Ten (10) days prior to the date of publication

Non-Camera Ready Art:
Monday at 10:00am, preceding Friday date of publication

Camera Ready Art:
Tuesday at 12:00 noon, preceding Friday date of publication

2017 Calendar of Special Issues: Click here to download as a PDF

Dates are subject to change. Call 415.263.7202 for more information.

Print Ad Submission Guidelines:

Acrobat PDF (Preferred format option)

  • All fonts must be embedded
  • If the ad is 4-color, it must be set to CMYK
  • If the ad is black and white, there should be no color elements in the ad
  • The ad cannot have RGB in it at all (ads with RGB will not reprint)
  • PDF should be exported at a minimum of 100 lpi (lines per inch)/200 dpi (dots per inch)
  • Ad must be correct size (please double check, a 2X3 is not a 2″ by 3″ ad)

InDesign File

  • Include all fonts with file (both printer and screen)
  • Include all art (collect for output) Please double-check as sometimes tiffs do not collect (Quark 4.1 and earlier)
  • Include all logos
  • Ad must be correct size (please double check, a 2X3 is not a 2″ by 3″ ad)
  • If CMYK, make sure all colors are set to process
  • If the ad is black and white, there should be no color elements in the ad

Illustrator Files

  • Collect and send all fonts or convert all fonts to outlines. This makes your text uneditable, so please proof carefully.
  • Include all artwork

EPS or TIFF files

  • Please be sure to completely proof your ad as no changes will be possible
  • Please be sure your ad is sized to specs

E-mailed Ads

  • Please try to keep file sizes small. Ads over 1MB should be compressed or made into a ZIP file to ease uploading/downloading.
  • We accept e-mailed ads at any size, but be sure your email service can support the file size you are sending.
  • When e-mailing ads please use the subject line for your organization name and in the body of the email, list the ad size, the date it is scheduled to run, your ad rep’s name and the name of the files you are submitting, so we can double check that we have received everything you had intended to send.