• NCJW presidency goes to Susan Hess as Barbara Greenberg is honored

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) honored its outgoing president and her board on Tuesday night, May 21, at its annual Closing Event. Held at the new Filmore in the Oaks facility in City Park, members enjoyed a festive meal as a new slate of officers and board members was approved to replace that of Barbara Kaplinsky and her board.

    The Harold Salmon Award, given annually to a New Orleans NCJW Section member who has excelled in fulfilling its mission of commitment to enhancing the position...
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  • Fire devastates Israeli community founded by Shlomo Carlebach

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is on red alert over outbreaks of fires across the country, some on a massive scale. At least one community, founded by the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, has been burned to the ground.

    Fires on Thursday were out of control in the Jerusalem area, near Hebron...
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    Al Sharpton admits to using ‘cheap’ rhetoric about Jews


    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Al Sharpton appealed to Reform Jews for a united front in facing down anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bias and acknowledged his role in stoking division, recounting how the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow reprimanded him for his “cheap” rhetoric.

    The civil...
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Current News

Palestinians officially reject economic summit

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization made it official: They will not be attending the Trump administration’s economic summit next month in Bahrain. The Palestinians said they were not consulted on the plan to hold the...
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Most American Jews are concerned about anti-Semitism and disapprove of Trump, survey finds


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A survey of American Jews showed continued disapproval of President Donald Trump, with anti-Semitism high and Israel low on the priority list for Jewish voters. The survey, conducted for a liberal-leaning Jewish organization, the...
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Indiana man sentenced to 3 years in prison for vandalizing synagogue

(JTA) — An Indiana man sympathetic to Nazism and white supremacy was sentenced to three years in prison for spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on the property of a suburban Indianapolis synagogue.

Nolan Brewer, 21, of Eminence, was sentenced Monday for conspiring...
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Breaking News

Jerusalem rabbi to ordain gay rabbinical student denied by US seminary

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A gay rabbinical student denied ordination by a liberal Orthodox seminary in New York will become a rabbi under the auspices of an Orthodox rabbi here on Sunday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned.

Daniel Atwood, 27,...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: What happens when Israel is your lowest priority?


 The good news for U.S. President Donald Trump coming out of a new poll of Jewish voters is that he shouldn’t take their indifference about his pro-Israel policies too personally.

The survey published this...
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