• 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

Israel Bonds Welcomes Ambassador Yoram Ettinger

In celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Bonds New Orleans welcomes Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, Veteran Israeli diplomat and expert on US-Israeli relations.

Friday, April 20 – Ettinger will discuss “At 70 – Israel’s unique contributions to American interests” during services at...
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Keith Ellison: Critics pressing me on Farrakhan ties are trying to divide blacks and Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic Party, said he has never had a relationship with Louis Farrakhan, the virulently anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam.

He accused critics who are pressing him...
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Israeli father of 4 dies of wounds in Jerusalem stabbing attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli civilian guard stabbed by a Palestinian assailant in Jerusalem has died of his wounds.

Adiel Kolman, 32, a father of four from the West Bank settlement of Kochav Hashachar, succumbed to his injuries on...
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Breaking News

David Friedman rips PA for not condemning deadly attacks on 3 Israelis. Abbas calls the ambassador ‘son of a dog.’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, criticized the Palestinian Authority for not condemning two terror attacks in recent days that left three Israelis dead.

Later Monday, at the opening of a Palestinian leadership meeting, P.A. President...
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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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