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Jewish Community Chronicle
A resource for local history of the Long Beach/Orange County region

In 1947, soon after World War II and the exposure of the horrors of the Holocaust, a group of visionary Jewish leaders, then known as the Long Beach Jewish Community Council, in a desire to unify and connect the Jewish community, made the decision to publish a newspaper twice monthly, which would “promote and develop harmonious and fruitful Jewish community living”.

Today, the council is known as the Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach and West Orange County based on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus in Long Beach and continues to publish the paper twice monthly and once per month in July and August.  The newspaper is dedicated to news and stories of Jewish interest and importance, and brings to the attention of its readers happenings in the Jewish world; locally (including the Jewish agencies), nationally and internationally, with particular emphasis on Israel – of which they might not otherwise be made aware.  The Jewish Federation has pursued the original policies and goals through the paper’s 55 years of existence.   

Jewish Community Journal

In 1992 the name of the paper was changed from Jewish Federation News to Jewish Community Chronicle, to better reflect the changing times and growing Jewish community.  The Jewish Community Chronicle now reaches out to readers, not only in Long Beach, but in over 40 communities from the South Bay down to central Orange County, serving as a link to their heritage and community. 

Use drop-down box below to select and view the past issues of the Jewish Federation News and Jewish Community Chronicles.  All issues of the newspaper from February 1, 1947 through December 20, 2000 are available for viewing in Adobe PDF format.  Your browser must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed which is available free of charge at the Adobe Site

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