Shalom, ‘Shalom’ TV

A Jewish TV network called Shalom is apparently going national.

The network is now available only in Philadelphia, parts of Delaware, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and northern Virginia.

But on Friday, the network joins all Comcast systems across the country.

logo_f1.gifAnd the network is in talks with Time Warner Cable, which serves NYC and parts of New Jersey, to pick it up in February.

Shalom is getting closer to the Lower Hudson Valley…

According to the network’s website:

Programs on Shalom TV reflect and address the diversity and pluralism of the Jewish experience. The service does not represent any specific movement or organization in the Jewish community.

Shalom TV is directed to every Jewish person with a sense of Jewish identity, and for members of the Jewish community seeking their roots.

Televised offerings are also for anyone with a passion for learning and a desire to gain a greater understanding of Jewish tradition, Jewish life, and the land of Israel.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.