• Yad Vashem holds unseen memories

    By ALAN SMASON

    In my two previous visits to Jerusalem, I never allowed myself the time to visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. I intuitively knew that a one- or two-hour tour of the facility would not be possible. Furthermore, I surmised it would also be insulting to the memory of the six million victims of the Shoah remembered there to not pay the proper amount of attention and respect.

    So I waited until my most recent trip in November to make certain that I allow myself the necessary four to five hours minimal time needed to take in the...
    Continue Reading ⇒

  • ADL honors Steve Gleason, Oschner’s Warner Thomas

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    The Anti-Defamation League’s 2018 A. I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award was presented to former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason and Ochsner Hospital CEO Warner Thomas at a gala dinner on Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.

    The...
    Continue Reading ⇒

    Chabad’s Chanukah at the Riverwalk marks 29 years

    By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

    The Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana organization ushered in the Chanukah holiday as it has done for the past 28 years with music, song and holiday food this past Sun., Dec. 2. The Spanish Plaza area now run by the Riverwalk Outlet Connection Mall...
    Continue Reading ⇒

Current News

JWV Ben Katz Post selects first woman officer

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the United States of America elected its first woman officer, veteran Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Goldberg, as senior-vice post commander during elections this past Sunday, Dec. 2.

Judge...
Continue Reading ⇒

Latkes with a Twist has largest crowd ever

If one goes by the number of latkes made, tasted and eaten, this year’s “Latkes with a Twist” event at  the Press Street Station was an overwhelming success.

The fundraiser for the Jewish Children’s Regional Service has always provided interesting...
Continue Reading ⇒

Federation, Schoenbaum team with St. Augustine for scholarships

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and St. Augustine High School, on behalf of philanthropist Emily Schoenbaum, announced the creation of the Alex Schoenbaum Jewish Scholarship Fund.

The fund named in honor Emily’s father, will be inaugurating the awarding of...
Continue Reading ⇒


Click for past articles ⇒

Breaking News

JCC hosts community Chanukah event today

The annual Community Chanukah Celebration will be held today at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue, at 4:00 p.m. 

This year’s event will feature a performance by Nefesh Mountain, the husband and wife performing artists Eric Lindberg...
Continue Reading ⇒

Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: When Bibi soft-pedaled my question

By ALAN SMASON, Editor 

The 2018 Jewish Media Summit in Israel, like its two previous iterations in 2014 and 2016, has now been relegated to history. While there were many similarities to the two previous summits, this year’s conference put...
Continue Reading ⇒