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Book giveaway for JCDS cancelled due to weather

A community book giveaway at the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) scheduled to take place this evening has been cancelled. “Out of an abundance of caution, with tropical weather moving into the area,” an announcement began, “we have cancelled this evening’s Book Give Away.”

A date for rescheduling the event...
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Sherri Tarr takes over as interim acting Federation director

Sherri Tarr, who has been the assistant executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, has assumed the acting executive director role.

A joint announcement from Federation president Dr. Edward Soll and incoming president Henry Miller reads: “Michael Weil is now on a leave of absence. Sherri Tarr...
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Sen. Cassidy dinner closed to all but RSVPs

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy (R) will be speaking at Congregation Beth Israel tonight at a dinner being held in his honor at the Metairie synagogue.

The senator was expected to address a number of issues especially those dealing with health, but his office alerted the congregation that it wanted no...
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Giarrusso installed as Temple Sinai president

Judge Robin M. Giarrusso was installed as the 48th president of Congregation Temple Sinai in public ceremonies on May 19. Giarrusso, who takes over from Bob Brinkman, begins the first of what is expected to be several one-year terms

Giarrusso, a native of Denver, came to New Orleans as a...
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Update: Genetic screening at JCC on June 11 at reduced cost; first 50 free

Jewish couples or singles of reproductive age are advised that JScreen, an organization that runs genetic screening tests for free or at a greatly reduced price will be conducting screenings at the Uptown JCC on June 11 between 12 noon and 4 p.m.

Ashkenazic Jews have been shown to be...
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Bartons celebrated at Temple Sinai fete

While Herbert Barton has been celebrated for his many years of service as Temple Sinai administrator, both he and his wife had never been celebrated as a couple. That was until Saturday evening, May 13, when Temple Sinai held its annual gala and honored the Bartons for their more than...
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Memorial set for David Kaufmann tonight

A memorial service will be held for former Chabad shaliach David Kaufman of blessed memory on Wednesday night at the Btesh Family Chabad House, 7037 Freret Street at 7:00 p.m.

Kaufmann, who passed away on March 1, was buried on March 3 in Houston, but his New Orleans friends and...
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Brian Horowitz has new Russian book released

Tulane University’s Jewish Studies Department Sizeler Family chair Brian Horowitz has a new academic book featuring 12 different essays about the Jewish community connection to Russia. Horowitz, who was the first chair of the academic department that began first as a Jewish studies program, will step down as department chair...
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Final figures give Federation top honors for Give NOLA Day

Despite initial reports to the contrary, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans made it a three-peat at this year’s Give NOLA Day! Final tallies showed that Federation garnered the top of this year’s list of eligible small non-profit organizations with 156 donors giving $121,626. That means it will receive...
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Sylvia Rosenberg buried in Corpus Christi

SYLVIA BERMAN “MAMOO” ROSENBERG, a former resident of Corpus Christi, Texas, who took up residence in New Orleans in 2004, died on May 4 at the age of 99, with her two daughters by her side.

Born in San Antonio, she lived most of her life in Corpus Christi, where...
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