• NCJW switches on ‘Electrifying Event’ at NOPSI Hotel

    By NICHOLAS HAMBURGER, Special to the CCJN

    The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) held its annual gala on Saturday, March 10 from 7-10 p.m., entertaining guests with cocktails, a three-course dinner, a live funk band and a silent auction at the recently renovated NOPSI Hotel.

    “Your presence tonight makes our job successful because all the funds that we get go right back into the community,” NCJW vice president Barbara Greenberg said at the event. Greenberg spoke on Saturday night in place of NCJW president Barbara Klapinsky, who was unable to...
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  • Temple Sinai dances and dines through decades

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    As a professional who is used to making predictions for a living, weather forecaster David Bernard could not have predicted just how many wig changes and costume adornments he would make as part of his volunteer gig as the emcee for the Temple...
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    Ned Goldberg celebrated at JCRS gala

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Ned Goldberg, the executive director of Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) for the past three decades, found it hard to be the center of attention last Saturday night. If the truth be known, the very serious and longtime Jewish community volunteer was uncomfortable...
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Current News

2 IDF soldiers killed, 3 injured in suspected ramming attack

ISRAEL (TPS) — Two Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were killed and a third severely injured Friday in a suspected terrorist ramming attack in which two others were also seriously injured.

According to initial reports, the car hit a group...
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Mayim Bialik makes a Facebook pitch to light an Independence Day torch in Israel

(JTA) — Actress Mayim Bialik wants to light a torch on Mount Herzl for Independence Day.

For the second year in a row, one of the 12 torches lit by important Israelis at the annual Independence Day ceremony to open...
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What does Mike Pompeo as secretary of state mean for Israel and the Jews?


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Like the rest of the world, Rex Tillerson got the news of his firing on Twitter.

“Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!” was the only reference to the now-outgoing secretary of...
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Breaking News

Limmud New Orleans begins tonight at CGOP, continues on Sun. at Uptown JCC

Congregation Gates of Prayer (CGOP) will play host to the fifth Limmud conference held in the Greater New Orleans area this weekend. This tent of Jewish learning will be opened tonight and tomorrow with worship services slated for Reform (main sanctuary),...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Why I led my Orthodox Jewish classmates on the school walkout


CHICAGO (JTA) — I’m a sophomore at Ida Crown Jewish Academy, the largest Modern Orthodox high school in the Chicagoland area. When I heard about the #ENOUGH national school walkout, I immediately wondered how my school could...
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