Update From Your Publisher
Dear Community Reader;
Welcome to the March 2013 edition of Ha’Kol . Since our debut in January 2009, the staff and leadership have received many comments from you, our community. We have listened , discussed, reviewed and made appropriate changes where possible. Through a team approach, we continued to hone the product to what it is today.
Since creating Ha’Kol we added the Knoxville Chapter of Hadassah and the Stanford Eisenberg Jewish Day School in 2010 to the Ha’Kol community umbrella. In December 2012, we added the Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge (JCOR) after a one -year trial period of them having one page.
In this day of tighter financial resources, the Jew ish communal world, here and across our country, has had to make some tough decisions and choices to continue to provide for Jewish community.
By combining the publication of six local organizations, we save money that can now be used to provide services, maintain levels of service and programs or used towards our respective allocation obligations locally regionally, nationally and abroad.
We save postage. We save paper. We save effort that can be best spent in doing what each organization does best. Add these issues together and it all makes a great deal of sense.
As a community reader you know what is going on in each of these six organizations. It is all in one publication and arriving around the same time of the month, eleven times a year. Readers tells us, “I am so glad we have “Ha’Kol” I found programs that I might wish to attend at X or Y or Z!” Readers tell us that they finally decided to attend a program because they had information directly from the source.
I hope you will continue to read Ha’Kol and continue to provide feedback, both constructively critical and helpful to make this great publication reach its potential. Please be sure and visit our advertisers. Their support and commitment to Ha’Kol pays the direct expenses for publication through their advertising dollars. Please be sure and stop by and thank them when you patronize their establishments.
Jeff Gubitz, Publisher