Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum
Meet Jonathan Strum, a 2014 Jewish American Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee

Organization/Business: Long Beach Jewish Life
Title: Publisher

"Jon Strum is constantly active in the Long Beach Jewish community. He never says no. He has started a digital magazine specifically for the Long Beach Jewish community, he is a tireless volunteer at his temple, and seems to do whatever else my be required." Nominator (wishes to remain anonymous)


  • Leaves his marketing director job to launch a new digital magazine, Long Beach Jewish Life, which is seen as a new way of building a sense of community among the Long Beach Jewish population through media coverage.

  • Past board member and current Membership Chairman of Congregation Shir Chadash.

  • Created his temple's website and serves as its webmaster.

  • Writes and directs the congregation's annual Purim Schpiel (musical comedy play)

  • Develops the kosher menus and heads up the the Congregation Shir Chadash kitchen for Shabbat dinners, Passover Seders, Bar Mitzvahs and other celebrations.

  • Nominated this year by Temple Shir Chadash as one of the recipients of the "Above & Beyond" award given by the Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach and West Orange County.


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Local Hero: Ann Reiss Lane