Dear Friends and Subscribers,

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our upcoming issue will be the final edition of Outlook. We are ceasing publication at the end of May. Your support and solidarity have been very heartening, bringing us a small influx of cash each time we’ve asked. Yet, it has proven insufficient to meet our expenses. The current publishing landscape is not kind to a niche publication such as ours, and alternative forms of publication have proven unrealistic for us. We continue to believe in a progressive future and will find other ways to continue our efforts to make the world more just. We know you will do the same.

With best wishes,

The Vancouver Outlook Collective and Board of the Canadian Jewish Outlook Society.

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Outlook: Canada’s Progressive Jewish Magazine is an independent, secular Jewish periodical published six times a year in Vancouver, BC. It was founded in 1963 in Toronto as Canadian Jewish Outlook, an English-language supplement to the Yiddish newspaper Vochenblatt.

Outlook has a socialist-humanist perspective, and is devoted to Yiddishkayt, Jewish ethical humanism, and peace and social justice. It features political and cultural commentary on national and international events and trends in North American Jewish life, and takes a strong internationalist position in support of the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis. It publishes Yiddish poetry in the original and in English translation.

Its editor is Carl Rosenberg, and its managing editor is Sylvia Friedman, with four Associate Editors: David Cohen (Hamilton), Mark Golden (Winnipeg), Diana Ralph (Ottawa) and Martha Roth (Vancouver). Canada-wide perspective is provided by editorial and advisory collectives in Ottawa, Toronto, and Winnipeg as well as Vancouver.

 

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