• JCRS set to celebrate ‘Grateful Ned’ Goldberg tomorrow

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    On Saturday night, the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will be holding its seventh annual “Jewish Roots” fundraiser at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. The honoree will be longtime executive director Ned Goldberg, who will be honored for his more than three decades of leadership.

    Meanwhile, at the Smoothie King Center, Dead and Company, the remnants of the former Grateful Dead band will be playing a rescheduled gig and so after 30 years, Goldberg has decided to label himself “Grateful Ned” for...
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  • JCC Adloyadah to bow on Sunday

    Adloyadah, the annual community-wide Purim celebration, will be held this Sunday, February 25, at the Uptown Jewish Community Center from 11:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.

    The event will be held indoors regardless of weather, so parents should rest assured that the weather will not spoil any plans to celebrate the...
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    CCJN, Bayou Buzz team up for live chat with Arnie Fielkow

    The Crescent City Jewish News and its strategic partner Bayou Buzz, a website dealing with local and national politics, is holding a joint Facebook Live/Twitter chat on Thursday, February 22  at 3:00 p.m. with Arnie Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

    BayouBuzz, run by attorney Stephen Sabludowsky,...
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Current News

JTA Trump administration to move US embassy to Jerusalem in May, Israel’s 70th birthday

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration will formally move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, to coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.

“We’re planning to open the new U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May,” a...
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Jewish war veterans want the young warriors to tell their stories

By RON KAMPEAS 

ARLINGTON, Va. (JTA) — Jews don’t serve in the military. Jews shouldn’t serve in the military. Forget about being Jewish — the mission comes first.

Like a lot of other Jewish dilemmas, what’s old for Jews who...
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Chef Alon Shaya to open new restaurant Saba

James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya announced the planned opening of his first restaurant following his public break with the John Besh Restaurant Group. Shaya, an Israeli-American, made the announcement through his recently-formed Pomegranate Hospitality catering company. The new...
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Breaking News

Retiree Marilyn Gaethe rites set for Sunday afternoon

MARILYN RASKIN GAETHE, a retired financial clerk with Mellon Financial Services and a homemaker, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

A native of Leeds, England, she moved to the United States after marrying her husband, who was in...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Here’s why we report on the Jewish victims of general tragedies

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

(JTA) — In the many years between my first job at JTA and returning as its editor in 2016, I would joke about a headline it published in 1999: “Two Turkish Jews killed in quake.” Perhaps you’ll...
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