• Shelbie Mac soars into the stratos with ‘Peter Pan’

    By ALAN SMASON, WYES-TV Theatre Critic (“Steppin’ Out“)

    If anyone questioned if Shelbie Mac is the greatest young talent to come down the pike since the late Cynthia Owen, all doubts have been erased with her starring role in Peter Pan, currently playing the boards at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center on Airline Drive.

    Mac, who has previously starred as Charity Hope Valentine in Rivertown Theaters’ Sweet Charity and who played Patty Andrews in the National World War II Museum’s original production of America’s Wartime Sweethearts for two years, has also added excellent scenic designs for several shows through the last...
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  • Susan Hess accepts NCJW Hannah Solomon Award

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Community activist, volunteer and philanthropist Susan Hess accepted the 2018 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) on Monday, October 15 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.

    The award is chosen by an...
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    Popular Beth Israel Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg announces departure

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg, the popular Modern Orthodox rabbi, who ascended the bimah at Congregation Beth Israel in Metairie four years ago announced his reluctant decision to leave New Orleans this week. 

    The unexpected announcement was issued initially by congregation president Lee Kansas on...
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Current News

JEF announces Bobby Garon as its new executive director

The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Lousiana (JEF) announced on Friday, October 19 that R. Justin “Bobby” Garon will assume the duties of its executive director, effective January 1, 2019.

 “The entire Board of Directors, was looking for a visionary, experienced,...
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Conservative rabbis may now attend interfaith weddings

(JTA) — The Conservative movement’s rabbinical association will allow its rabbis to attend intermarriages.

The policy change, which reverses a ban of four decades, was made last week in a vote of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and...
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National WW2 Museum to Host Holocaust Studies Symposium

The National World War 2 Museum will hold a Holocaust Studies Symposium on Thursday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Join top scholars for this public conversation about the academic discipline of Holocaust Studies who will discuss, “What...
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Breaking News

Dr. Leona Bersadsky graveside to be held Tuesday

LEONA BERSADSKY , M.D., died peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her residence after a long battle with heart disease.

She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Dr. Dorothy Bratsas, and is survived by a number of nieces and...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Why are pro-Israel voices joining the whisper campaign against Jamal Khashoggi?

By RON KAMPEAS   WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two weeks after he disappeared, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Washington Post columnist, is getting his reputation run through a wringer, and some pro-Israel voices are joining the...
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