The Cape Jewish Chronicle is a monthly print and digital publication that focuses on the Cape Town Jewish Community. The print edition arrives in most Jewish homes in the city in the first week of every month. A voluntary subscription of R350 per year is requested to help cover costs. We also offer a digital subscription free of charge and have a website where you can download the Chronicle as a PDF, or read articles and share them online.
What we are
The Chronicle includes local organisational and social news (including family announcements and photographs of simchas), editorial material, commentary on local and international issues and columns of a lighter nature. Advertising includes both commercial and classifieds.
Who we are
Lindy Diamond is the editor of both the print and digital editions and has been editor since 2015. The staff comprises secretary Tessa Epstein and layout artist Desrae Saacks, who have been with the paper for 28 and 18 years respectively. The Editorial Board has an executive headed by chairman Lester Hoffman. The remaining members of the Editorial Board are representatives of the Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council), South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) and the other organisations as well as members co-opted ad persona.
The Cape Jewish Chronicle was established in November 1984, with Irma Chait holding the position of editor for 26 years. Irma retired at the end of 2010 and was succeeded by Tali Feinberg who ran the paper until the end of 2014. The July 2007 issue was the 250th Anniversary issue. It featured the usual content plus some special features and photographs, including a history of the paper.