By Michael A. Morris/ michael@atljewishtimes.com

Thank you, Atlanta. This is the 49th and last issue for 2015 and marks the first year of Michael Jacobs as your editor and myself as your publisher.

I want you to know that we are looking forward to many more years, even decades, together, providing salient, timely, newsworthy coverage to the greater Atlanta Jewish community. We have heard from several hundred readers through the year, and I believe that the general consensus is that we are providing interesting, engaging and relevant information to our community.

I am confident that virtually every one of our readers took exception to an article or two throughout the year, as did I. The key is for us to remain fair and balanced and offer you different perspectives and sometimes conflicting opinions for you to judge and opine.

I want to personally and publicly thank Michael Jacobs for a great year. The community and I could not ask for someone more devoted to our paper’s coverage of Jewish events and news, nor to professional journalistic standards.

I would also like to thank the entire team at the office. We are like a bowl of jelly beans. We are all different, yet without our individual strengths and inputs, the Times would not be the paper it has become today, nor could it reach its aspirations in the years to come.

Finally, I would like to thank my father. Without his support, both personally and professionally, the new Atlanta Jewish Times could not have attained this level of community acceptance this quickly.

I challenge myself and my team to be the best that we can be so that we can continue to support the Jewish community of greater Atlanta, to maintain the highest level of journalistic integrity, and to have a good time doing so.

Next year, please put us on your list of things to do. Write us and tell us your thoughts. We want to hear your opinions on issues that face our community, and our readers want to hear from other readers as well. Please stay engaged and join the discussion. Grow with us.