• Sandy Levy sets sights on exit from JEF after long tenure

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    For more than a quarter-century – 27 years to be exact – Saundra Katz Levy has been the executive director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF), the affiliate agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans charged with managing its funds, managing donor-advised funds and dispersing grants to constituent agencies.

    “Sandy,” as almost everyone knows her, is a former president of Temple Sinai, who began her first career as a city employee coordinating federal grants to the city. One of her first large grants was what she playfully describes these...
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  • Rabbis explore Yom Kippur theme of repentance

    By NICHOLAS HAMBURGER, Special to the CCJN

    “I have swept aside like a cloud thy transgressions.” Merciful in its authority, ethereal in its imagery, and intimate in its address, this line, uttered by God to the people of Israel in the Book of Isaiah, resounds with the chief concerns of...
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    Rosina and Joseph Slater Torah Academy dedicated

    By ALAN SMASON

    The Rosina and Joseph Slater Torah Academy was officially dedicated on Thursday afternoon, September 13, in ceremonies at the school located at 5210 Esplanade Avenue. Rosina Slater, who donated $1.8 million for naming rights to honor both her and her late husband, was on hand to personally...
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Current News

Chabad to hold ‘Sukkah Fest’ on Sept. 27

Chabad of Louisiana has announced plans to hold a “Sukkah Fest” on Thursday, Spetember 27 at the succah of the Rivkin family located at 919 Broadway.

The Succot gathering from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. will feature music, food, fun and...
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Rod Rosenstein discussed removing Trump from office, NY Times reports

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, discussed garnering support among the Cabinet to remove President Donald Trump during the administration’s chaotic first months, The New York Times reported.

Rosenstein in May of 2017 also discussed secretly recording...
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JCDS announces Succot picnic on Sept. 27

The entire community has been invited to take part in a Succot Picnic at the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS), 3737 W. Esplanade Avenue, on Thursday, September 27 starting at 6:00 p.m.    The event will feature burgers, barbeque and other...
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Breaking News

Palestinians reportedly calling off talks; incendiary balloons released

GAZA — Hamas officials have reportedly blamed the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) for its refusal to move ahead with negotiations with Israel.

Egyptian authorities, working in concert with Israel, had been engaging in indirect talks with the Palestinians, represented by the...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Study abroad in Turkey, anyone?

By BEN COHEN

(JNS.org) — Would University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold invoke the same principles of academic freedom and non-discrimination in the case of Turkey? I can find no record of him ever having spoken out against President Recep...
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