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The Jewish Outlook is a service of the Jewish Community Association of Austin, and is the only Jewish newspaper in Austin, Texas. Our readers are informed consumers who value quality products and services. The newspaper is distributed to an affluent, well-educated community. Published monthly, the print edition reaches almost 7,500 households and businesses in Austin and Central Texas. Nearly 5,000 are delivered by carrier and the rest are placed on free news racks in strategic locations, including the Dell Jewish Community Campus, the H-E-B Kosher Store, Randall's Westlake and 2222 locations, Central Market North and South, Whole Foods Downtown, Hillel and Congregation Beth Israel. Paid subscriptions are available to readers outside of the Austin area. The Jewish Outlook provides local, national and international news of interest to the Austin Jewish Community. When our readers need quality products or services, they look to The Jewish Outlook.

The
online edition features local news about the Jewish community in Austin and a news ticker with breaking global news from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The site includes searchable archives back to January 2009 of the best local features, and the ability to share stories by e-mail, on Facebook, Twitter, Digg and other favorite social networking sites and news aggregators. New stories are posted a week or so after publication of the print edition. All ads link directly to our advertiser's Web sites. The e-edition  allows readers to flip through the pages of the newspaper on an interactive PDF. The electronic reproduction of the newspaper includes all of the stories, photos, graphics and ads. Readers can zoom into stories of interest and link to advertiser sites with the click of a button. The e-edition archived issues go back to June 2010.

To subscribe to the print edition,
click here or contact Lily Schwartz at (512) 735-8010.

Editorial Submission Guidelines for The Jewish Outlook

  • All submissions for consideration as feature stories should follow the basic “inverted pyramid” format - consisting of a lead sentence that includes who, what, when, where, why and how. More information on the inverted pyramid style can be found here
  • Basic punctuation and grammar for all submissions should follow the AP Style handbook. Holidays and Hebrew words will be stylized by the editor (so don’t worry too much about it).
  • Stories should be written in third-person narrative (he, she, it, they) and not first-person (we, I) or second-person (you).
  • Organizational event dates and times should be submitted in full. Event dates submitted without all information included (who, what, when, where, (why and how are optional) will not be printed.

Photos that accompany all submissions should arrive with an informative caption. Names included in the caption should be full, with correctly spelled names identifying the subjects left to right. If there is a photo credit needed, that information must also be submitted. Images should be provided in JPG or TIF format at a minimum of 200 dpi.

To submit articles, e-mail Julie Shaar or send information by mail to her attention at the Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX  78759.

For all other questions, comments or suggestions send an e-mail to
The Jewish Outlook.

For information on advertising
, contact
Diane Dusek at (512) 342-2550 (office) or (512) 657-6656 (cell).