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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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GiveNOLA Day campaign underway

The 24-hour event GiveNOLA Day will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. This annual giving program is presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) and encourages all community members to contribute to their favorite causes. One can simply chose as many non-profits on the list and donate...
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NCJW celebrated for 120 Years of service

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) celebrated a major milestone – – 120 years of service, social justice and advocacy in the area.  NCJW achievements and the women who have led the organization over the decades were honored at an elegant dinner/dance on...
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JCDS Invites the Community to Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut

Jewish Community Day School is dedicated to creating positive connections to the people, culture, language, and State of Israel! Sixty-nine years ago, a modern miracle occurred; the creation of the modern State of Israel. Following one of the most horrific ordeals of its long history, the Jewish people, and their...
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NCJW gala celebrates 120 years

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) celebrated a major milestone its past 120 years of local service, advocacy and volunteering for social justice. NCJW’s achievements and the women who have led the organization over the decades were honored at an elegant dinner on...
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