• Popular Beth Israel Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg announces departure

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg, the popular Modern Orthodox rabbi, who ascended the bimah at Congregation Beth Israel in Metairie four years ago announced his reluctant decision to leave New Orleans this week. 

    The unexpected announcement was issued initially by congregation president Lee Kansas on Monday, October 8. Kansas acknowledged the importance the congregation had placed on him since 2013, when a contract was offered to Greenberg, but delayed by one year in order for him to fill out the remainder of his term at the Hillel at the University of California at Berkeley.

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  • 2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in terror attack in West Bank industrial zone

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israelis were killed and another injured in a terror attack in the Barkan industrial area in the West Bank.

    The attack took place on Sunday morning shortly before 8:00 at the beginning of the work week in the settlement’s industrial zone that is home to 160...
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    Martin Fletcher leads NOLA to ‘Promised Land’

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    In this era where journalists are regularly accused of generating so-called “fake news,” Martin Fletcher, the venerated NBC correspondent and Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv, is ready to be known as a writer of fiction. Not as a newsman, mind you, but as a...
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Current News

National WW2 Museum to Host Holocaust Studies Symposium

The National World War 2 Museum will hold a Holocaust Studies Symposium on Thursday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Join top scholars for this public conversation about the academic discipline of Holocaust Studies who will discuss, “What...
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Fliers blaming Jews for Kavanaugh assault allegations target Reno temple


(JTA) — Fliers blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were posted outside a synagogue in South Reno, Nevada.

The fliers were posted outside Temple Emanu-El in South Reno on two consecutive...
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JEF announces 10K gift for Hurricane Michael recovery

Following catastrophic destruction in the Florida panhandle from winds and surge associated with Hurricane Michael’s landfall there,  the board of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) unanimously approved a $10,000 grant this week to the Jewish Federations of North America’s ...
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Breaking News

Hebrew College installs its first female president


NEWTON, Mass. (JTA) — The first woman to lead the near-century-old Hebrew College was formally installed in a ceremony that paid tribute to her legacy as a humble and influential rabbinic teacher, and as a transformative leader...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Will U.S. continue Faustian bargain with Saudis?


For decades, many in the United States looked the other way as the Saudis undermined U.S. values and interests. Then the Saudis committed an unpardonable sin that merited the media’s attention — they made a journalist disappear. Without the media uproar, it’s...
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