• Avodah New Orleans marks 10 years of social justice, activism

    By NICHOLAS HAMBURGER, Exclusive to the CCJN

    The New Orleans chapter of Avodah celebrated its tenth year of existence on Thursday, May 17, honoring Fran Lake, Josh Lichtman, and Dana Keren for their commitment to social justice and community activism. The event, which was held at Martin Wine Cellar, also marked the tenth anniversary of Avodah New Orleans’ partnership with the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), a nonprofit organization devoted to ending housing discrimination.

    Each of the three honorees represents a leading member of New Orleans’ Jewish community. Lake, a first-generation American whose parents fled Europe during...
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  • Author Edith Sheffer to speak on Asperger, autism in Nazi Vienna today at WW2 Museum

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Author Edith Sheffer has researched the period in Vienna prior to and during the Nazi annexation of Austria. In her book, “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna,” she has concluded that Dr. Johann “Hans” Frederich Karl Asperger, the medical theorist and...
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    United States formally dedicates embassy on anniversary of Israel’s independence

    By ALAN SMASON

    Amidst a sea of friendly faces, representatives of the Trump administration formally dedicated the site of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem on the anniversary of the date Israel declared its independence in 1948.

    “The United States recognizes the sensitivity surrounding Jerusalem, a city that means...
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Current News

JFS holds Dvash event at Cannery

A Dvash or celebration of modern Israeli cuisine Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine to benefit the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Greater New Orleans was held on Thursday, May 10 at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St.

A patron party began...
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Hadassah to bestow Lazelle Alexander with honorary title

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will afford longtime member Lazelle Alexander with the rare honor of an honorary vice-president title at a gathering at Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Avenue on Sunday, June 3.

Members, associates...
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David Friedman chose the ‘controversial’ pastor who gave embassy prayer, State Department says

(JTA) — A Dallas pastor who has disparaged Jews, Mormons and Muslims was invited to deliver a prayer at the Jerusalem embassy dedication by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, the State Department said.

Robert Jeffress, the pastor of a...
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Breaking News

Texas school shooting suspect posted photo with Nazi cross

(JTA) — The suspect in a school shooting at a Texas high school that left at least 10 people dead had posted a photo of a symbol associated with Nazism on social media.

On Friday morning, at least 10 people...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: On Shavuot, remember that Ruth was a poor immigrant

By RABBI RUHI SOPHIA MOTZKIN RUBENSTEIN  

EUGENE, Oregon (JTA) — A destitute widowed immigrant does what it takes to scrape by so she and her aging mother-in-law can survive. She deals with invisibility; she deals with unwanted attention; she performs...
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