Federation defers decision to include interfaith members



Current or former members of Jewish households who are not Jewish themselves will have to wait another three months to learn whether they will be allowed to join the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, according to a decision announced by Federation officials at the 101st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 16.

Federation president Morton Katz made the announcement at the beginning of the meeting held at the Uptown Jewish Community Center. It preceded discussion from the floor that appears to indicate the path to ratification …
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Dozens of Jewish groups join People’s Climate March in NYC

(JTA) — More than 100 Jewish organizations participated in the People’s Climate March in New York as part of the Jewish Climate Campaign.

The Jewish participants in Sunday’s march were encouraged to bring and blow shofars to provide a wake-up call to governments and organizations to work to fight …
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two days before the U.N. Climate Summit, demonstrators, including a large multi-faith contingent — will descend on New York City to demand urgent action on climate change. The People’s Climate March, which coincides with the week of the U.N. General Assembly, is being billed as the largest climate march in history.

Sunday’s event is notably taking place in the city badly battered less …
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Israel establishing national cyber defense authority

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel will launch a national cyber defense authority to defend civilians against cyber threats.

The authority, which was announced at the regular weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, will act alongside the National Cyber Bureau, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Eviatar Matania, the head of the National Cyber …
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2 Iranians with fake Israeli passports nabbed in Kenya

(JTA) — Kenyan authorities arrested two Iranians in Nairobi who tried to reach Israel using fake Israeli passports.

The men, both in their early 20s, were arrested several days ago, Yediot Acharanot reported Friday.

The passports were forgeries based on stolen Israeli passports. The news site revealed only the first names of the …
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Actress, entrepreneur Polly Bergen dies at 84

POLLY BERGEN, a film and TV actress who used her celebrity status to launch a successful cosmetics line as well as offer name-brand jewelry and shoes, has died of natural causes. She was 84.

Born in 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, she made her way out to Hollywood appearing in no less than three …
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