• Ed Asner interview: The star of ‘A Man and His Prostate’ speaks

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    A fixture on TV and film screens for six decades, actor Ed Asner will be making a rare stop in New Orleans starring for two nights only in a one-man play “A Man and His Prostate” at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré on October 8 and 9. The play, written by nine-time Emmy and Peabody Award winning writer and director Ed Weinberger (“The Cosby Show” and “Taxi”), will allow Asner an opportunity to play a character based on Weinberger’s own experiences as a man fighting prostate cancer.

    Most TV viewers recall Asner...
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  • Area rabbis reflect on meaning of Rosh Hashanah

    By NICHOLAS HAMBURGER, SPECIAL TO THE CCJN

    In anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, four prominent New Orleans area rabbis discussed their thoughts about the holiday, noting in particular its unique relationship to personal change and time. Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, is celebrated on the...
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    Reese Johanson: Making art happen in New Orleans

    By DEAN M. SHAPIRO, Special to the Crescent City Jewish News

    When Reese Johanson arrived in New Orleans in 1999 she was pleasantly surprised to learn that the rabbi of the Atlanta synagogue she attended as a child, Edward Paul Cohn, was the rabbi at Temple Sinai on St. Charles...
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Current News

Chabad Center in Metairie to welcome new Torah scroll Tues. night

The Gerson Katz Chabad Center in Metairie will welcome its latest sefer Torah scroll on Tuesday, September 26 with a festive celebration and buffet dinner.

The Torah scroll, sponsored by Moshe and Ilanit Shargian in honor of the New Orleans...
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Federation, Tolmas Trust reach agreement on naming rights for 3rd floor lobby

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust jointly announced an agreement to name the third floor lobby of Metairie’s Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus as the Oscar J. Tolmas L’dor V’dor Lobby.

An exhibit...
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Mexico City earthquake: Israeli rescuers pull body of local rabbi from rubble

(JTA) — Volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA search and rescue organization pulled the body of a local rabbi from an office building that collapsed in a massive earthquake that hit Mexico.

Rabbi Haim Ashkenazi had been working in the office building...
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Breaking News

Patriots’ Robert Kraft ‘disappointed’ with Trump over clash with NFL players

(JTA) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he was “deeply disappointed” by President Donald Trump’s clash with NFL players.

Trump on Friday at a rally in Alabama fired the first salvo, calling out football players who kneel during...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: We have seen the future, and it looks Orthodox

By LAWRENCE GROSSMAN

(JTA) — The 2013 Pew survey “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” shows that Orthodox Judaism, while currently attracting the allegiance of only about 10 percent of all American Jews, is the fastest growing sector of the community....
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