About the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is an independent multimedia Jewish news organization serving Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Jewish community. Published every Friday by the Pittsburgh Jewish Publication and Education Foundation, the Chronicle provides local, national and global news of Jewish interest. We also publish opinion pieces and arts coverage, and we maintain a comprehensive calendar of area Jewish events.

The award-winning newspaper has played a vital role in connecting our community since its beginning. Its roots go back more than 100 years to its predecessor newspapers, The Jewish Criterion, founded in 1895, and The American Jewish Outlook, founded in 1934. In 1962, those newspapers merged, and The Jewish Chronicle was created. In July 2017, the newspaper changed its name to the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, emphasizing its local focus.

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle strives in print and online, at, to be an indispensable source of news while working to build and strengthen the Jewish community of Southwestern Pennsylvania.