The Center Menorah

Knoxville’s First Jewish Community Newsletter

In the midst of World War II, Knoxville’s Jewish Community Center (it would not be named the “Arnstein Jewish Community Center” until the 1960’s) began publishing a mostly-monthly newsletter, The Center MenorahOne of its initial main goals was to keep local Jewish servicemen serving around the world abreast of local events while informing the local community of news of its members in the armed forces. As noted in the January 1944 issue, The Center Menorah would:

The Center Menorah, predecessor to the Knoxville Jewish Community Voice and Ha’Kol, ran from December 1943 through 2000. The KJA Archives has most of its issues and has arranged to put some of them online through the volunteer efforts of digitization expert Jeremy Moore. We welcome assistance of others, when it is safe to do so, to help convert more paper copies to digital so they can be read online.
Providing access to these amazing capsules of our history could not be possible without the support of the Knoxville Jewish Alliance and the KJA Archives, archivist Nicki Russler, and the countless number of volunteers who have helped to preserve our regional Jewish history for over forty years. For more information on anything Archives, contact Nicki at
Menorah 1943

December 1943

Menorah 1944

January 1944
February 1944
March 1944
April 1944
May 1944
June 1944
July 1944
August 1944
September 1944
October 1944
November 1944
December 1944

Menorah 1945

January 1945
February 1945
March 1945
April 1945
May 1945
June 1945
July 1945
August 1945
October 1945
November 1945
December 1945

Menorah 1946

January 1946
February 1946
March 1946

Menorah 1949

June 1949
July 1949
August 1949
September 1949
October 1949
November 1949
December 1949

Menorah 1963

January 1963
February 1963
March 1963
April 1963
May 1963
June 1963
September 1963
October 1963
November 1963
December 1963