The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh

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The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh
Format Weekly newspaper
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh is a weekly newspaper published every Thursday for the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and the surrounding area. The newspaper is owned and distributed by the Jewish Publication and Education Foundation. The founding executive editor of the Jewish Chronicle in 1962 was Albert W. Bloom, then a reporter and science editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Bloom wrote the editorials and a weekly column "People and Issues" for over 20 years. Under Bloom's leadership, the paper became one of the leading Jewish papers in the US, and ran a number of prize winning series. Bloom continued as editor until his retirement in 1983, when he also served as President of the American Jewish Press Association.

Joel Roteman succeeded Bloom and edited the paper from 1983.

Because Pittsburgh has a relatively large population of Jews, especially in Squirrel Hill, the publication has a higher circulation than most other local Jewish newspapers. The Chronicle reports on news occurring in the local Jewish community and city as a whole as well as national and global news that is of Jewish interest, especially news related to Israel. It also extensively covers Jewish news in West Virginia, and is believed to be the only Jewish publication to pay consistent attention to Jewish activities in that state. The newspaper has a religious column called the Portion of the Week, usually written by a local rabbi or religious leader. Other features include advertisements, letters to the editors, and a calendar of upcoming community events.


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