The Crescent City Jewish News (CCJN) is the result of the passion of longtime Jewish journalist and editor Alan Smason. Smason has written for several local Jewish publications including the Jewish Civic Press, the Deep South Jewish Voice and Southern Jewish Life magazine. He is also a former staff reporter for the Cleveland Jewish News during his extended time away from the city through the Hurricane Katrina recovery period.
Arlene S. Wieder is a native New Orleanian, who has worked as a schoolteacher, most recently in New Orleans. Her attachment to journalism goes back to her time in high school when she was editor of the newspaper. Her commitment to the CCJN and its purpose means she will be working with advertising and marketing.
Amy Thomas and Marcia Bakst are account executives with the CCJN. They can help you get your message through display advertising in our two annuals: “Best of the Crescent City Jewish News” and SOURCE community resource directory.
The CCJN is also proud to now offer continuous news of the Jewish people via JTA, the Jewish News Service. This will enhance our local coverage, which is first and foremost to the mission of this website. (See Mission Statement)
The CCJN is also an award-winning member in good standing of the Press Club of New Orleans.
We also are a proud member of the Southern Jewish Historical Society.