We are pleased to inform you that the Kessler Foundation, owner of the Jewish Chronicle, has today submitted an offer to the proposed liquidators of both the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News for the assets of both titles.
We are hopeful that the Kessler Foundation will be successful in its bid which will see the Jewish community served by a single merged newspaper which will benefit from all the existing protections which guard its independence.
Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle for 11 years, has agreed with the boards of the Jewish Chronicle and the Kessler Foundation that he will step down from day-to-day editorial responsibilities in order to focus more on writing. He has agreed to remain with the paper as Editor at Large so we will continue to benefit from his highly regarded writing and insights.
Richard Ferrer, Editor of the Jewish News for 11 years, has been invited to take on the role of Editor at the merged publication should the Kessler Foundation be successful in its bid.
Further announcements regarding this will be made in the coming days. In the meantime, both the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News will be published as usual.”