OU top exec Allen Fagin grants exclusive interview


Exclusive interview found only in the CCJN

In the spring, Allen Fagin was unanimously named the new executive vice president  and chief professional officer of the Orthodox Union (OU), the governing body of Orthodoxy. Fagin is a successful lawyer from the firm of Proskauer and Rose and a dynamic and well known civic leader. He is the first executive officer of the OU not to hold smicha (rabbinical status). He will be down this weekend in New Orleans to speak at the installation of Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg as the new …
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Berins family shiva minyans, prayer services listed

The funeral of Bernard Harris Berins was held on Friday. Shiva Minyans and Prayer Services will take place at the home of Jane Berins in Metairie on the following days:

Saturday, November 1st 7:00 pm Shiva Minyan

Sunday, November 2 8:30 am Prayer Service 9:15 am Shiva Minyan 5:00 pm …
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It is hard to find a silver lining in anything as scandalous as the “Mikvagate” accusations against Rabbi Barry Freundel. There isn’t a decent minded person in the world that does not feel the pain and violation of his victims and rage at the defilement of so sacred and private a ritual. Garnering quite a lot of the attention in this horrible story are the converts; so vulnerable, naïve and …
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Busy installation weekend at Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel officially installs Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg this weekend in a number of celebratory events centered at the Metairie synagogue and at a special event on Sunday morning.

Tonight the rabbi welcomes well wishers, congregants and special guests to a special Shabbat worship service. It is expected that Rabbi Avi Weiss, the …
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JCC’s Center Celebration features Broadway Boys

The sounds of Broadway will fill the Jewish Community Center main stage tomorrow night, November 1, as the Lupin Foundation sponsors the JCC’s fall fundraiser, titled Center Celebration.

The Broadway Boys will regale guests with their renditions of popular show tunes from crowd pleasers like Wicked, Jersey Boys …
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Morris Bart lecture on climate change

This months’ Morris Bart Sr. Lecture will be on the subject of climate change and will feature Tulane professor Amy Lessen on Monday, November 10 at the Uptown Jewish Community Center.

The lecture, which also includes a lunch for J.C.C. members catered by Andy Adelman, requires reservations to be placed by this Monday, …
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