Roselle Ungar announced as new JFS executive director

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By ALAN SMASON

Roselle Ungar, the most recent president of the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS), was hired on Wednesday as the agency’s executive director, effective January 28. Ungar, a fundraiser and former registered nurse (R.N.), takes over the position from Michael Steiner, who is on longterm medical leave.

Ungar, a New Orleans native and a certified fundraising executive with credentials from CFRE International, brings with her more than 30 years of experience to JFS, whose overarching mission …
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Irvin Smith, retired record store owner, promoter dies at 92

IRVIN SAMUEL SMITH, the retired proprietor of Smith’s Record Center and a concert promoter with S&S Productions, died after a long illness at his residence on Thursday, January 29. He was 92.

Although he was an attorney and maintained his status as a notary, Smith, a …
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By MARK LANGFAN

I’m confused. I thought Obama had called PM Netanyahu “chicken**” But now Obama says “Netanyahu spat in his face” because Netanyahu accepted a joint session of Congress speaking gig despite Obama’s threats. Obama can’t have it both ways. Either, Bibi is a fraidy-cat, or he has courage and nerve . The real answer is Netanyahu has courage.

Obama will do everything he can do to get rid …
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Alberto Nisman laid to rest where AMIA victims are buried

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Alberto Nisman was buried in the same section of the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires as the victims in the 1994 AMIA bombing that he was investigating before he was found shot dead.

On Thursday morning, a police escort led the funeral procession to …
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2 soldiers dead, 7 wounded as Hezbollah hits Israeli tank

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded when a Hezbollah anti-tank missile struck an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border.

Wednesday’s attack by the Lebanese terrorist group included shelling of Israeli army positions in Israel’s North, according to Israeli reports.

In response, the Israel …
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Obama: Netanyahu has yet to ‘rebut’ value of Iran talks

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had not offered “any rebuttal” to his administration’s argument for the success of Iran nuclear talks.

“I don’t think there’s been any rebuttal of my argument,” Obama told Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s “New Day” in an interview to …
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