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    ‘Rosenwald’ documentary to bow here soon


    When the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans celebrated its centennial two years ago, it touted the remarkable influence of Julius Rosenwald as being responsible for the formation of the disparate local Jewish charities into one central governing body.

    Rosenwald not only helped pave the way for the local New Orleans Federation, but his commitment to the downtrodden African-American community, especially in the rural South, is the subject of a new documentary by filmmaker Aviva Kempner, some 12 years in the making.

    “Rosenwald” premieres at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disceplenary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard,  next Friday,...
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  • ‘My Fair Lady’ is ‘loverly’


    By ALAN SMASON, Theatre Critic WYES-TV (“Steppin’ Out”)

    The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) realized the dream of its artistic director and maestro Dennis Assaf for a legitimate home stage with the opening of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center this weekend.

    While the...
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    GOP’s Rabbi Pinsky returns to familiar role


    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    Rabbi Alexis Pinsky is out to prove that Thomas Wolfe was wrong, that you can go home again, or at least return to your spiritual home.  With her radiant smile and raven tresses, she has the appearance of a driven young businesswoman. But...
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Current News

The Touro Infirmary Foundation and Touro Tomorrow To host L’dor V’dor

The Touro Infirmary Foundation and Touro Tomorrow will host L’dor V’dor (From Generation to Generation), a post-gala party benefiting Touro Infirmary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9 p.m. – Midnight at Mardi Gras World’s Mansion...
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Jewish Community Day School to Celebrate 20 Years at November 15th Gala!

The Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) Gala “Homecoming 20! – Looking Back, Moving Forward celebrates the school’s 20th anniversary of providing academic excellence on Sunday, November 15th at 5:00 pm at Temple Sinai.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, JCDS...
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Islamic State reportedly gains ground near Israeli Golan Heights

(JNS.org) – The Islamic State terror group is reportedly making gains in the Golan Heights region near the Israeli-Syrian border as rebel groups operating in the area face ammunition and weaponry shortages.

According to a spokesman from the Free Syrian Army,...
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Reconstructionists to accept rabbinical applicants with non-Jewish partners

(JTA) — The Reconstructionist movement will accept rabbinical applicants who have non-Jewish partners.

A ban on such applicants, last reaffirmed in 2002, was revoked by the Reconstructionist Religious College following a faculty vote last week, the seminary said in a...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Israel-China romance is based on ancient values


(JTA) — The rise of a new global power usually creates tensions with the incumbent superpower, and the United States-China duo is no exception.

At their summit last week in Washington, D.C., Presidents Barack Obama and...
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