60 years of chronicling Jewish Pittsburgh
AppealCelebrating 60 years

60 years of chronicling Jewish Pittsburgh

We are committed to bringing you the stories you want, and need, to read. We are committed to finding new ways of keeping you informed, engaged and inspired.

For 60 years, the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle has shared our community’s accomplishments and innovations, challenges and disappointments. We have been a vital resource for news from around your neighborhood and from around the world. We have been with our readers as they celebrated and as they mourned. It’s a legacy we are proud of.

We hope you are proud as well. If not for you, this newspaper could not have thrived throughout the decades, not only connecting our community in real-time, but creating a record for future generations of the stories, events and opinions that shape Jewish Pittsburgh.

Six decades of the Chronicle connect us with our Jewish past — both personal and communal — by providing a record of our life cycle events and our institutions’ events. It is a reflection of our views and preferences on everything from religion to politics to the arts. It is a chronicle of where we have been, and why, and how.

Likewise, the Chronicle is a link to our Jewish future as generations to come will be able to peruse our own stories, challenges and celebrations online and in print archives.

Finally, the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle connects us in the here and now. From calendars of programs that bring us together, to opinions representing our diverse array of thought, to news of individuals making a difference in the Jewish world and society at large, the Chronicle serves as a vital conduit to create and maintain community.

Our small, dedicated staff works tirelessly to keep you informed of the latest happenings. Through our weekly print edition, our expanded online coverage and our social media presence — Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — we strive to meet you where you are.

And we are always seeking new ways to keep you informed and engaged. We have increased our coverage of individuals making a difference in Jewish Pittsburgh and beyond. Our Chronicle Book Club, now in its second year, has brought together a group of dynamic community members to discuss the latest in fiction and nonfiction works with Jewish themes, and we hope to add members to our group. Last year, we launched a new Facebook group, Chronicle Connects, as yet another way of engendering community discussion and sharing news.

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is consistently recognized regionally and nationally for the quality of our content. In 2022, we were nominated for 12 Golden Quill Awards in an annual competition sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania that honors professional excellence in journalism and won three. We also won two Rockower Awards from the American Jewish Press Association.

Our team is committed to serving you. We are committed to bringing you the stories you want, and need, to read. We are committed to finding new ways of keeping you informed, engaged and inspired.

Only through your generosity can we continue our mission to inform, engage, educate and connect Jewish Pittsburgh. Please consider a donation to help us chronicle our community’s legacy for generations to come, and join us in celebrating 60 years of good news. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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Please also read letters from Publisher and CEO Jim Busis and Board Chair Evan Stein.

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