The Hamilton Jewish News is the only locally published newspaper serving Greater Hamilton's Jewish community. It delivers the Jewish perspective on contemporary issues with a vibrancy that reflects the lives and Jewish involvement of its more than 1,800 subscribers and approximately 5,000 readers out in the community.
GO Section Editor, The Hamilton Spectator
Public Relations Manager, McMaster University
Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University
The HJN invites members of the community to contribute letters, articles or guest editorials. Written submissions must be forwarded by the deadline indicated in each issue. This newspaper reserves the right to edit, condense or reject any contribution.
When is the Hamilton Jewish News published?
The Hamilton Jewish News is published five times a year. You can see the current year's publications schedule and rate sheet by clicking here.
Where can I pick up a copy of the paper?
You can pick up copies at the UJA Federation office at 1030 Lower Lions Club Road in Ancaster office or at any of the synagogues.
How do I get my news into the paper?
Since we don't have a large enough staff to have eyes and ears in every part of the community at all times, we suggest you either email us about your event at email@example.com or give us a call at 905-628-0058. Make sure you provide us with all of the important information (organizer, date/time/location/contact number for the public), particularly the relevance of the event to the Jewish community. If you send us an email, please follow it up with a phone call.
If I send in a press release am I guaranteed an article?
Unfortunately, we are limited in how much space we have for editorial content each issue because the size of the paper is limited. Sometimes special sections or more local community events means a bit less space for certain articles. This means that we are often left making difficult decisions about what will be published and when. We cannot guarantee that anyone's news or event will be published.
When should I write a letter to the editor?
Any time you have an opinion about an article, editorial, column or you if just have some thoughts on an issue of importance to the Jewish community, write to us. We encourage all of our readers to express their thoughts and opinions with a letter to the editor, as long as they are appropriate for a family publication. Once you send us a letter, we will contact the writer to ensure the letter is genuine and is for the purpose of publishing, not just sent for general information. Letters are edited for clarity and sometimes for length. We try to publish every letter submitted to us.
How do I purchase an ad in the Hamilton Jewish News?
How do I send a camera ready ad to the Hamilton Jewish News?
All ad material is due at the Hamilton Jewish News by the the ad's publication date, that can be found at this link. We we work on a Macintosh computer and can receive the material on a CD or by email. If sending by e-mail, please include your company name in the e-mail subject line, then send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include all fonts, pictures, logos/scans with your ad; make sure the ad is designed to the correct size; 85 line screen. The ad can be designed in Indesign; Illustrator; Photoshop (saved in psd, tiff, pict or jpeg formats); and Adobe Acrobat pdf.
What are the editorial and ad deadlines? You can see both the editorial and ad deadlines at this link.
Subscription to the HJN is free with a donation to Federation's Community Campaign