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‘Nearly New’ items sought by Shir Chadash

As sure as the heat and humidity rise during summer in New Orleans, the appearance of the month of June means that Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation’s Sisterhood will be collecting items for its “nearly new” fundraiser sale of goods. Volunteers are accepting most items on any day with the exception...
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Northshore Jewish Congregation announces officers

The Northshore Jewish Congregation recently elected its slate of new officers each to one-year terms for 2012-2013 (5772-5773). These new officers are Ira Rosenzweig, president; Patti Oppenheim, vice-president; Jeff Rubin, treasurer and Cathy Hunter, secretary. In addition Lois Jampole was elected to serve a three-year term on the Congregation’s Board...
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Four students graduate NOJDS

Four New Orleans Jewish Day School fifth grade students were recognized in recent graduation ceremonies on the evening of May 30. Each student was for cited for areas in which each excelled.

William Hendrick was honored as the star reader of the year. He will be enrolling at Audubon...
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Melton Mini School Graduates Class of 2012

After two years of weekly study, 14 area students became graduates of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and marked the event with graduation ceremonies on Tuesday, June 5 in Metairie. An ongoing project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the school is sponsored locally by the Jewish Community Center and...
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Rabbi Goldstein celebrates 75th birthday

Touro Rabbi Alexis Berk with Shannie and Rabbi Emeritus David Goldstein

Rabbi David Goldstein, Emeritus Rabbi at Touro Synagogue, was honored on the occasion of his 75th birthday with a string of well wishers and numerous platitudes at the synagogue’s social hall on Sunday evening, May 20.

Goldstein served Touro Synagogue as rabbi from 1978 through 2005, only the fourth person...
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Boutté headlines 21st Jazz Fest Shabbat

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John Boutté, a featured performer on the HBO series “Treme,” headlined the 24th annual Jazz Fest Shabbat held at Touro Synagogue on Friday, April 27.

Attendees at the historic St. Charles Avenue sanctuary filled most every seat, enjoying a memorable night of prayer and revelry that marked the first...
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9/11 Event unites Jews, Muslims and Christians

While the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the District of Columbia recalled the divide between religious extremists and America, a daylong effort by the East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association (EJICA) sought to build trust between disparate local religious communities.

The effort began with the...
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Federation, JEF hold 98th Annual Meeting

By ALAN SMASON

With reflection on the past and an eye towards the future, the 98th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) was held at the uptown JCC on Sept. 13.

New slates of candidates were elected for...
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Crescent City Jewish News admitted to American Jewish Press Association

The Crescent City Jewish News, a website and information portal designed to meet the needs of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community, was recently admitted to the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) as a full-fledged member. The AJPA is a 46-year-old professional organization representing nearly 250 English language newspapers, magazines...
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Crescent City Jewish News goes live!

The Crescent City Jewish News, a website dedicated to the dissemination of news and information for the benefit of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community, is now a reality. After two years of development Alan Smason, the editor of the new enterprise expressed delight that the website can now be...
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