2012 February

With a new year comes new beginnings, as well as an opportunity to look back and enjoy our achievements.

The Chronicle is doing just that by celebrating our milestone 300th issue; and introducing exciting new changes to take the Chronicle towards its next ‘three century’! Our new logo and new look were created in the spirit of this fresh and forward-focused approach, making the Chronicle more accessible for our broad and varied audience.

On the same vein, the paper is now divided into sections that add more scope and range for content to be included in the Chronicle. ‘News & Views’ is a place for current affairs, opinion, analysis and debate; offering a secure and contained space for communal discussion. ‘Community & Culture’ is the Chronicle as you’ve always known it, including reports on the myriad of activities taking place across the Cape Town Jewish community. It is the largest section, demonstrating that the community is as thriving as ever!

‘Community Connections’ includes our exciting new Simcha Snaps section, where we now feature bar and batmitzvah photos, baby pictures, birthdays and engagement photos alongside the wedding photos. This is a place to give and get your monthly dose of nachas, wherever you are in the world! For more information on sending your Simcha Snaps to us, please contact the Chronicle office.

The Chronicle could not have reached its 300th issue without the dedication, commitment and hard work of many individuals, and Irma Chait definitely was the leader of this passion group of people! In her ‘Way IC It’ retrospective in this issue, she shares her experiences as editor of an amazing 287 issues of the Chronicle. Read more on page 6!

Indeed, the entire Cape Town Jewish community can be proud of the Chronicle reaching its 300th issue, as it is this community that filled these pages with so many wonderful events, achievements and initiatives. Together, we will fill many more pages of the CJC!

• Visit our Portal to the Jewish Community to see a list of all the Jewish organisations in Cape Town with links to their websites.

• Sign up for our newsletter and never miss another issue!

• Please support the Cape Jewish Chronicle with a voluntary Subscription. For payment info click here.

Follow the Chronicle: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn