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How can I reach the Jewish Independent?

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 47100 RPO City Square
Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4L6

Our phone number is: 604-689-1520.

When is the paper published?

The newspaper is published weekly 48-49 weeks of the year. There are two or three weeks in the middle of the summer and one week during the winter holiday season that we do not publish.

Where can I pick up a copy of the paper?

The Independent has several depots from which you can purchase a copy of the paper for free. You can drop in to our office or you can pick up a copy at any of the following locations in the Lower Mainland:

Maple Grill Restaurant, 1967 West Broadway, Vancouver
Solly's Broadway, 2873 West Broadway
Solly's Central, at 7th & Yukon
Solly's Main, 4071 Main St.
Cavell Gardens, 2835 Sophia St.
Or Shalom Synagogue, 710 East 10th Ave.
Kosher Food Warehouse, 612 Kingsway
Joe Fortes Library, 870 Denman St.
Chapters Bookstores at Broadway & Granville
Phat Deli, 1055 Mainland St.
Max's Deli, 3105 Oak St. (at 15th)
Congregation Beth Hamidrash, 3231 Heather St.
Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, 3476 Oak St.
Marks Pharmacy, 3750 Oak St.
Sabra Bakery, 3844 Oak St.
JCC Pro Shop, 950 West 41st Ave. (at Oak)
Louis Brier Home and Hospital, 1055 West 41st Ave. (at Oak)
Weinberg Residence, 5650 Osler St.
Pharmasave, 5791 Oak St.
Temple Sholom Synagogue gift shop, 7190 Oak St.
Omnitsky Delicatessan, 5866 Cambie St. (at 43rd)
Marpole Library, 8386 Granville St.
Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St.
Dunbar Theatre, 4555 Dunbar St.
Sofra Restaurant, 2277 West 41st Ave.
Hillel House, UBC, 6145 Student Union Mall
Garden City Bakery, 9100 Blundell Rd. in Richmond
Congregation Beth Tikvah, 9711 Geal Rd.
Chabad of Richmond, #200-4775 Blundell Rd.
Richmond Library, #100-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond Jewish Day School, 8760 No. 5 Rd.
Mount Royal Bagel, 701 Queensbury Ave., North Vancouver
Har El Synagogue, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver
Burnaby Public Library, Main Branch, 6100 Willingdon
Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby
Burquest Community Centre, 2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam
New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave.
Guildford Public Library, Main Floor, 15105 105th Ave. in Surrey


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 give us a call at 604-689-1520 or e-mail the editor, Basya Laye, at [email protected]. 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 a fax, follow it up with a phone call. We get dozens of press releases each day and following up is always useful. It lets us know that the news/event is important to you.

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 week 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 Independent?

There are two types of ads you can purchase: For display advertising, call the main number, 604-689-1520, and ask for Leanne, or e-mail [email protected]. Purchasing display advertising in the newspaper may also entitle you to advertising space on the Independent's Web site. Ask Leanne for more details. For classified advertising, ask for Steve, or e-mail [email protected]. For a copy of our rate card, click here.

How do I send a camera ready ad to the Independent?

All ad material is due at the Independent by the Monday preceding the ad's publication date, unless it is for a special issue (see editorial and ad deadlines below). We we work on Macintosh computers and can receive the material on a CD or by e-mail. If sending by e-mail, put it to the attention of your Independent sales contact and include your company name in the e-mail subject line, then send to [email protected]. 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 QuarkXPress 3.31 or 4.0; Illustrator 7.0 or 9.0; Photoshop 5.5 or 6.0 (saved in psd, tiff, pict or jpeg formats); and Adobe Acrobat pdf. Color ads must already be color separated.



What are the editorial and ad deadlines? Except for the first week of January and the first two weeks of August, we publish an issue every Friday. The deadline for booking an ad is eight days prior to the desired publication date, and the editorial deadline is nine days prior. For 2014/2015, our issues are:

Editorial e-mail:
[email protected]

Advertising e-mail:
[email protected]

Issue Date

Editorial and
Advertising Deadline: 3 p.m. Thursdays
* Denotes an early deadline

Special sections or issues
April 4
March 27
April 11
April 3
April 18
April 9*
April 25
April 17
May 2
April 24
Israel's 66th Birthday
May 9
May 1
(Mother's Day)
May 16
May 8
Health & Wellness
May 23
May 14*
May 30
May 22
June 6
May 29
June 13
June 3*
Summer Celebration / Special Automotive Section
June 20
June 12
June 27
June 19
Canada Day / Milestones
July 4
May 25*
July 11
July 3
Food & Drink
July 18
July 10
July 25
July 17
B.C. Day / Milestones
Aug. 1
Aug. 8
Aug. 15
Aug. 22
Aug. 14
Aug. 29
Aug. 21
Sept. 5
Aug. 27*
Living Well / Travel
Sept. 12
Sept. 20
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 19
Sept. 20
Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 26
Sept. 20
Oct. 3
Sept. 24*
Arts & Entertainment
Oct. 10
Oct. 1
Oct. 17
Oct. 8*
Oct. 24
Oct. 15*
Finance & Law
Oct. 31
Oct. 23
Nov. 7
Oct. 30
Nov. 14
Nov. 5*
Nov. 21
Nov. 13
Gift Guide
Nov. 28
Nov. 20
Gift Guide / Milestones
Dec. 5
Nov. 27
Gift Guide
Dec. 12
Dec. 4
Chanukah / Gift Guide
Dec. 19
Dec. 18
Dec. 26
Dec. 5
Camp Guide #1 / Milestones
Jan. 2, 2015
Jan. 9
Dec. 31*
Camp Guide #2
Jan. 16
Jan. 8
Camp Guide #3
Jan. 23
Jan. 15
Jan. 30
Jan. 22
Business Thank You / Milestones