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Hadassah’s ‘Free the Tatas’ Disco Ball tomorrow night

Tomorrow night, September 9,  the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will celebrate its centennial by holding the “Free the Tatas” Disco Ball at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. This is an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research through Hadassah programs and starts at 8:00 p.m....
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Cantor and son return after two days in Port Arthur

Cantor Joel Colman and his son Josh returned to New Orleans with an empty truck on Thursday, but with their heads full of joyful memories. The duo had driven almost 300 miles on Wednesday morning with a 26-foot long enclosed truck bed full of much-need supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief...
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JCRS hosts dual Chanukah Wrap-a-thon, Houston relief effort on Sun.

This Sunday, September 10 has been marked as the traditional day for Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) volunteers to help ready hundreds of bags of Chanukah gifts for regional needy families.  However, in the wake of the historic flooding in Houston and other areas in East Texas and Louisiana, the...
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New Orleans born ‘Cheers’ actor Jay Thomas dies at 69

(JTA) — Jay Thomas, a character actor who was born and grew up in New Orleans and was was often mistakenly thought to be Jewish because of his convincing portrayal of Jewish characters, has died at 69.

Thomas, an actor and radio personality whose work on the television series “Murphy...
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Free the Tatas Disco Ball – Hadassah New Orleans Event!

Benefiting Breast Cancer Research, Treatment, Education & Other Genetic Research. On September 9, 2017, join the New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah for “Free the Tatas” Disco Ball at The Cannery (3803 Toulouse St.). This year, sisters Cathy Bart and Judy...
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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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