MarketInk: Long-Time San Diego Jewish World Publisher ‘Selling-Out’ for $1

Don Harrison

Longtime San Diego journalist Don Harrison will celebrate the New Year with one less job responsibility. Effective Jan. 1, the 76-year-old will no longer serve as publisher and editor of San Diego Jewish World, an online daily news website he founded in 2007.

Succeeding Harrison, considered a leader in the local Jewish community, will be Jacob Kamaras, who joined the publication as managing editor in May 2021.

“I’m selling-out,” Harrison quipped to Times of San Diego. “It was a tough negotiation, but we agreed on a sales price to Jacob of $1. But, I don’t want Jacob to just casually hand over a ceremonial, one-dollar bill. I want this event to be done in a public setting with an audience and a certain flair and panache.”

The money exchange is expected to occur at a gala fundraiser in 2022 that Kamaras will organize following his recovery from a fractured heel injury after falling at La Jolla’s Congregation Adat Yeshurun, where he serves on the board.

Harrison said, “I never intended San Diego Jewish World to be a profit-maker. Rather, it was my way of providing a service to the community, which I was happy to do to assure that the Jewish community would continue to have a voice.”