The Shofar Through The Years On Exhibit Through Oct. 4

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An exhibit of highlighting front pages of The Shofar, Chattanooga’s monthly Jewish newspaper, will be on display at the Jewish Cultural Center through Oct. 4. Dating from the newspaper’s inception, to as recently as a few months ago, the front pages of The Shofar chronicle Jewish life in Chattanooga over the past few decades. The exhibit runs in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga’s 85th Annual Campaign. 

The establishment of The Shofar began with Robert Siskin, Jewish Federation president in the 1980s. Mr. Siskin charged a committee with enhancing communication with the community, and that committee determined the need for a monthly publication.  A community-wide contest was held to name the newspaper, the late Colonel Jay Sadow’s entry was selected and The Shofar came into being. “I think one of the proudest accomplishments of our administration was The Shofar,” said Mr. Siskin. “It was and remains one of the best ways to communicate with our community.”

Current Shofar Editor and Jewish Federation Communication Director, Rachel Schulson, provides oversight and professionalism to the publication.  Over her 15 year tenure, Ms. Schulson has overseen structural and content changes in the publication including the ability to view recent complete editions on-line by visiting www.jewishchattanooga.com

Gallery hours at the Jewish Cultural Center are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. The gallery is closed on national and Jewish holidays.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and its programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.  The Jewish Federation builds and fosters a strong unified Jewish community and strives to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.


City Of Chattanooga And UTC Host Veterans Supplies And Action Day This Saturday

The City of Chattanooga is calling on the community to donate household supplies this weekend and help veterans have a place to call home. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is partnering with the City of Chattanooga to help collect essential items prior to the UTC Mocs Military Appreciation Day Game. Drop off is this Saturday outside Finley Stadium at 20th and Chestnut ... (click for more)

Haslam Makes Appointments To State Boards And Commissions

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday, announced the appointments of 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions.   “By serving on our state boards and commissions, these Tennesseans are helping us provide responsive, effective and efficient service to their fellow citizens,” Governor Haslam said. “I am grateful for their service and know they will well represent the people ... (click for more)

Ooltewah High's Robin Copp Is State Principal Of The Year

Ooltewah High School principal Robin Copp has been named Tennessee’s 2017-18 Principal of the Year.   Officials said of the second-year principal, "No matter the grade level, she believes in creating student-centered schools, which are first and foremost focused on teaching and learning. To support this model, Copp has instituted a professional learning framework ... (click for more)

City Has Apparently Found Buyer For Chattanoogan Hotel

The city of Chattanooga has apparently found a buyer for the Chattanoogan hotel on Broad Street. A city board will meet next Monday to consider several resolutions. One item before the Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is approving the hiring of the Husch Blackwell law firm "as special counsel in connection with the preparation of a sale and purchase agreement ... (click for more)

Congress Needs To Get Down To Business And The News Media Report Facts

"Pettiness" seems to be the driver of the news continuing into its third week.  When will it stop? I want to make it clear to my friends, this country and abroad, that I have called the President much worse words than "moron" to my best friend, so much worse that I am sure they would not be printed by AOL in the interest of acceptability.  I make no apologies. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT A 34-Point ‘Dog

I can’t remember a time in my life when a University of Tennessee football team has been a five touchdown underdog and this comes at a time when my primary-care physician tells me, “Let’s face it … you are old.” That said, even when I look at myself naked in the bathroom mirror I ain’t as ugly as what I fear will happen in Tuscaloosa this coming Saturday. I can remember the Tide ... (click for more)