Our commitment to you
Our team is committed to serving you. We are committed to bringing you the stories you want, and need, to read.
As the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle continues its 125-year mission delivering local Jewish news, our small, dedicated staff is working tirelessly to keep you informed of the latest happenings in your neighborhood and beyond. We love Jewish Pittsburgh and we love being a vital part of it.
In the last year, even through the challenges of COVID, the Chronicle’s team found new ways to connect our community while still bringing you the news in our weekly print edition and on our website, which is updated daily. We increased our number of email newsletters to five a week, including the addition of our life cycle newsletter to keep you up to date on celebrations and obituaries. We enhanced our presence on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram –and introduced a weekly poll question as a way to amplify the voices of our readers. We launched the Chronicle Book Club to engender discussion and connect our readers to each other. We expanded our coverage of community organizations and remarkable people doing noteworthy work.
The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is consistently recognized regionally and nationally for the quality of its content. In 2021, 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 two. We also won two Rockower awards from the American Jewish Press Association.
We are proud that the Chronicle was one of only five media outlets to be selected to participate in the inaugural Jewish Journalism Fellowship, a yearlong program designed to help local Jewish news outlets thrive in the 21st-century media landscape. The Fellowship, which began in February, is a project of the Maimonides Fund, and has provided valuable tools and inspiration to help us strengthen our capabilities in the areas of audience development, organizational sustainability and Jewish community engagement. We can’t wait to put more of the ideas we garnered from the Fellowship to work.
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 connected. But we cannot do that without your help.
For decades, you have depended on us. We now are depending on you.
As the lights of this holiday shine bright, we wish you, our community, endless seasons of celebration to come. May we all go from strength to strength.
Happy Chanukah. PJC
Please also read letters from Board Chair Evan Indianer and CEO and Publisher Jim Busis.
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