The Cape Jewish Chronicle is a publication that focuses on the Cape Town Jewish Community. It comprises a monthly digital copy available for download on our website, as well as three print editions per year, coinciding with major Jewish holidays. The print issues are posted to most Jewish households in the city, as well as some nationally and internationally. 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
Who we are
Desrae Saacks is the acting editor of the Cape Jewish Chronicle. The team comprises secretary Tessa Epstein, layout Desrae Saacks and digital coordinator Lisa Shapiro. 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 (2011-2014), and Lindy Diamond (2015- April 2021).