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Multi-faith prayer vigil at Beth Israel Monday night

The East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association (EJICA), a group of Metairie and Kenner clergy men and women representing a number of denominations and faith groups including Congregations Beth Israel (Orthodox), Gates of Prayer (Reform) and Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, will hold a prayer vigil on Monday night at Beth Israel,...
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Keepers of the Gate hold tea at Windsor Court

Hadassah’s Keepers of the Gate, those members who donate at least $1,000 per year in committed funding to the Women’s Zionist organization, held its annual event on Sunday, August 6 at the Windsor Court Hotel.

This year’s event was a classic high tea with three separate pours of different teas...
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JCRS ramps up Chanukah project

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) ongoing program of providing Chanukah gifts to needy Jewish children and youth from the Midsouth whose families will continue this year with help from an enhanced gift from the Oscar Tolmas Foundation.

Last year the program reached nearly 300 Jewish youth and institutionalized Jewish adults....
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Museum of Southern Jewish Experience plans to unfold tonight

Plans for the new Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience will be revealed tonight after area Reform services are held at Temple Sinai at 6:15 p.m. The museum was an original project that grew into the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL).

The ISJL had expanded its original mission...
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Nearly New Sale is half-off on Sunday

The Nearly New Sale at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, a fundraiser its religious school, continues on Sunday, July 16,  with a half-off sale. Everything will be available for 50% of the value it had previously been marked..

The sale at 3737 West Esplanade Ave begins at 10:00 a.m. All leftover...
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Metairie Chabad offers new courses, Hebrew class

The Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie has announced three classes to be held completely free of charge and one class in Hebrew language instruction with a nominal fee for books.

Even though the first class of four slated sessions was held this morning, July 13, to discuss Chapter 1...
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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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