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.

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