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Victims of Jersey City shooting remembered as generous, helpful and courageous

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA) — One opened a grocery store that became a hub for a growing community. Another was a young student who stood out for his charitable work.

Still another was an exemplary cop who tried to make the streets safer.

Finally, there was a worker who was...
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Suzanne Stone brews up ‘New Orleans Coffee’ history


When Suzanne Stone first moved full-time to New Orleans in 2013, she was busy attending to her duties as the temple administrator for Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie. A Chicago native who had spent her life hither and yon, she had relocated at that time from...
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Meet the ‘groyper army,’ a movement that wants conservatives to be racist and anti-Semitic


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The young man in the smiley face baseball hat and the Teddy Spaghetti t-shirt had a question for Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump youth movement. It was about an incident that long predated both of their births, and Kirk...
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Facing legal uncertainty, can Netanyahu run for prime minister?


With little political movement and less than two weeks remaining for the Knesset to decide on a prime minister, Israel appears poised to head for an unprecedented third election within one year.

The biggest question hanging over that third election is whether Prime Minister...
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Netanyahu indictment highlights entrenched partisan divide


The attorney general’s announcement on Thursday night, that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being indicted for bribery and breach of trust led to strong reactions from all sides of the political spectrum.

Netanyahu called the indictment an “attempted coup” and called for an investigation...
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Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration’s announcement


(JTA) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be illegal.

Here’s an explainer about what the settlements are, how they are viewed in Israel and...
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Judah Touro Society honors Dr. Gary Glynn at gala

By ANGELA MAONE, Special to the CCJN

The Touro Infirmary Foundation held its annual gala on Saturday evening, November 2 with the theme of “At the Beach.” The occasion, the 30th anniversary of the Judah Touro Society Award, was an opportunity to honor this year’s recipient, Dr. Gary Glynn.

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Jewish Women’s Theatre to perform at Shir Chadash tonight; tickets on sale


The Jewish Women’s Theatre, a Santa Monica-based theatre group, will perform The Matzo Ball Diaries at Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue tonight in Metairie.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m., marking the fifth leg of the theater group’s week-long “Southern Tour,” which the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of...
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NCJW honors Madeleine Landrieu with Hannah Solomon Award


Madeleine Landrieu, the dean of the Loyola University College of Law, was presented with the National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Hannah G. Solomon Award in ceremonies at the New Orleans Sheraton on October 17.

Landrieu became the first member of her celebrated political family to be...
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JCDS formally installs Brad Philipson as head of school

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

Brad Philipson, Ph.D., was formally installed as the new Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) Oscar J. Tolmas  Head of School  in public ceremonies on Friday morning, October  11 in. the chapel of Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue.

Philipson, a New Orleans native who succeeded...
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