• Hillel announces departure of Rabbi Yonah Schiller

    By ALAN SMASON

    Rabbi Yonah Schiller, the executive director of Tulane Hillel since 2008, will be leaving the university at the end of the current fiscal year at the end of June, according to a letter from Steve Stern, the chairman of the Tulane Hillel Board of Directors.

    Schiller will be taking over as the new chief research and development officer for the Jim Joseph Foundation, an organization with a focus on Jewish education that has given out grants of $500 million since 2006.

    During his tenure, Schiller oversaw a nationwide capital campaign of $4.3 million that resulted in the...
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  • Iran admits it shot down Ukrainian airliner, sparking protests in Tehran

     – Protesters gathered outside Amirkabir University in Tehran on Saturday night, shouting “Khamenei is over” and calling the government “shameless” after Iran admitted that its forces had shot down a civilian airliner, killing 176 people, and then lied about it.

    In initial reports of the crash of the Ukraine International Flight...
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    Fielkow and Ahlquist hold joint press briefing on security

    By ANGELA MAONE, Special to the CCJN

    With the rash of anti-Semitic attacks in New York and questions about the security of the New Orleans Jewish community, Arnie Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, and Aaron Ahlquist, the executive director of the South Central Region of...
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Current News

JCRS to feature ‘Roots of R&B’ at Feb. 1 gala

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is preparing to present its annual gala – albeit a bit earlier than normal. Typically presented in March, this year’s  Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues gala will be held a month earlier on Saturday,...
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MLK March set for Monday; bus rides available

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will be marking the observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17, by participating in the city’s official MLK march.

Members of the Jewish community are working in concert with the...
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Moderate Jewish Democrats push bill to reverse Trump ban on migration from some Muslim countries

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two moderate Jewish Democrats spearheaded a call on the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring a bill forward that would nullify President Donald Trump’s restrictions on immigration from a number of...
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Breaking News

NCJW national CEO to speak at general meeting on Thurs. – public invited

Sheila Katz, the national CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater New Orleans Section’s General Meeting on Thursday, January 23. 

Katz, a former Hillel international vice president for student engagement and...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: It’s not trivial to know Bethlehem isn’t in a non-existent nation

 –There’s no escaping controversy any time that Israel or the Palestinians are mentioned. That’s a lesson the producers, writers and star of the long-running “Jeopardy!” television game show learned to their detriment this past week when...
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