• Two major Metairie events this weekend for Gates of Prayer, JCDS

    Two major events in the New Orleans Jewish world happen this weekend: the installation of Rabbi David Gerber at Congregation Gates of Prayer and the celebration of Sharon Pollin as the head of school at the Jewish Community Day School gala on Sunday evening.

    The installation of Rabbi Gerber gets underway at 8:00 p.m. Friday night with CCJN reporter Anna Brunini on site capturing images. The event is open to the public and will include remarks by Emeritus Rabbi Robert Loewy and a speech to be delivered by business consultant Stuart Briefer.

    A celebratory Oneg Shabbat will follow the services...
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  • Eva Schloss talk at JCC is largest indoor Jewish event

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    An evening with Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss drew a record crowd for a Jewish indoor event on Tuesday, November 6, at the Uptown Jewish Community Center.

    Sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana, the event drew more than 600 persons, so many that some had...
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    National results in races of interest to Jewish America

    (JTA) — Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections held Tuesday, with Jewish Congress members poised to take key leadership roles. Republicans looked to increase their majority in the Senate.

    Five Jewish Democrats are set to chair key House committees, including three representatives from New...
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Current News

Shift or strategy: US votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israel on Golan Heights

BY SEAN SAVAGE

 – The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the United States to change its stance on the...
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NJC announces changes in board positions

Jeremy Shalett, who has served as the president of the Board of Trustees for the Northshore Jewish Congregation, announced this week he is stepping down from his position, although he will remain as a board member.

Tom Zimny,...
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Shir Chadash to offer thanks to JPSO

Following the shooting rampage in Pittsburgh, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto pledged increased vigilance and enhanced security for Jewish institutions situated within the parish, particularly synagogues located along the West Esplanade corridor.

As a measure of expressing its thanks, Shir...
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Breaking News

Israel’s government appears to be on the brink of dissolving

(JTA) — Two senior Israeli Cabinet ministers are calling for early elections following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Israel’s finance and interior ministers both want to dissolve the government. If they resign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lose...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: When America questioned my grandmother’s loyalty

By RABBI OREN HAYON

HOUSTON (JTA) — After my grandmother Jeannette died in December 1996, the process of settling her estate worked in the same way it does in most families: There was a house to be sold and...
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