Federation offers Rosenblum ‘Gift of Israel’ grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans reminds would-be first time teen travelers to Israel that it is not too late to take advantage of funding opportunities offered through Federation for summer travel to Israel this year.

The Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel program and a...
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Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

(JTA) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Uptown New Orleans Jewish Community Center on Thursday morning.

A phone call threatening a bomb attack was made to the JCC at 9:15 a.m., Katie Steiner of WWL-TV in New Orleans reported in a Twitter post. People were allowed back...
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StandWithUs event features 2 IDF soldiers

By JOSH AXELROD, Exclusive to the CCJN

As part of StandWithUs’s Israeli Soldiers Tour, two Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers visited Tulane University to speak with students. Putting a human face to the uniform, the soldiers shared their experiences, spoke about their personal lives, and connected with students.

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Israel star Tal Brody, ‘On the Map’ film on tap tonight

Tal Brody, the famous basketball player who was the hero of Tel Aviv’s Maccabi basketball team that won the 1977 European Cup Basketball Championship, will be on hand tonight at the Uptown JCC tonight along with NBA and WNBA legends Dave Cowens, Rick Barry and Nancy Lieberman for a special...
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Mitzva Makers bring Carnival to the infirm for 38th year

For the 38th year in a row, the Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers, a group of musicians and revelers brought Carnival to shut-ins and the infirm as part of what originally began as a project of the local B’nai B’rith chapter. Dozens of participants took part in the event held last...
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Tulane Chabad Center to host Shabbat 1000

The Rohr Chabad Student Center at Tulane is hosting its “Shabbat 1000″ event next Friday evening, February 10, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the Newcomb Quadrangle.

The purpose of the annual gathering is to set a new attendance record for Shabbat observance on the Tulane campus. The traditional...
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Jewish Community Day School Becomes Member of Prizmah


Did you know that Jewish Community Day School is a member of Prizmah – the new umbrella network for North American Jewish day schools?  Prizmah has one mission —to position Jewish day schools as the number one choice for Jewish families in their communities.   Prizmah members may participate in...
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Jewish Composer Lecture Series concert tonight at 7:00 at Touro

George Dansker will hold the latest in his continuing Jewish Composer Lecture Series with a concert tonight at 7:00 p.m. following worship services at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Avenue.

“All the Sounds of the Earth Are Like Music: The Great Broadway Musicals of Richard Rodgers” will feature Cantor David...
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Pianist, singer Gary Negbaur returns to New Orleans

Pianist and singer Gary Negbaur returns to New Orleans on Tuesday, January 24, putting in an appearance at the new Valiant Lounge, 6621 St. Claude Avenue in Arabi. The show runs from 7:00-10:00 p.m with no cover charge.

Negbaur, who lives in New York, has been to New Orleans often...
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‘Yiddishe Shtunde’ concluding its run Sat. night

“Yiddishe Shtunde,” a play written by Elliott Raisen and based on the old Yiddish radio shows he grew up with in New York, will enjoy its final two performances tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. at the Theatre at St. Claude, 2240 St. Claude Avenue.

The play with some...
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