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NCJW switches on ‘Electrifying Event’ at NOPSI Hotel


The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) held its annual gala on Saturday, March 10 from 7-10 p.m., entertaining guests with cocktails, a three-course dinner, a live funk band and a silent auction at the recently...
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Temple Sinai dances and dines through decades

By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

As a professional who is used to making predictions for a living, weather forecaster David Bernard could not have predicted just how many wig changes and costume adornments he would make as part of his volunteer gig as the emcee for the Temple...
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Ned Goldberg celebrated at JCRS gala

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

Ned Goldberg, the executive director of Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) for the past three decades, found it hard to be the center of attention last Saturday night. If the truth be known, the very serious and longtime Jewish community volunteer was uncomfortable...
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Menken-Schwartz’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ is finest JPAS work ever

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

There is a bittersweet irony with the musical score of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” animated film. It is the first and only coupling of two of the greatest Jewish Broadway composers of recent times in Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Yet,...
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JCRS set to celebrate ‘Grateful Ned’ Goldberg tomorrow

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

On Saturday night, the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will be holding its seventh annual “Jewish Roots” fundraiser at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. The honoree will be longtime executive director Ned...
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JCC Adloyadah to bow on Sunday

Adloyadah, the annual community-wide Purim celebration, will be held this Sunday, February 25, at the Uptown Jewish Community Center from 11:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.

The event will be held indoors regardless of weather, so parents should rest assured that the weather will not spoil any plans to celebrate the...
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CCJN, Bayou Buzz team up for live chat with Arnie Fielkow

The Crescent City Jewish News and its strategic partner Bayou Buzz, a website dealing with local and national politics, is holding a joint Facebook Live/Twitter chat on Thursday, February 22  at 3:00 p.m. with Arnie Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

BayouBuzz, run by attorney Stephen Sabludowsky,...
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Florida synagogue holds healing service after mass school shooting; Jews among 17 dead

(JTA) — The Jewish community in Parkland, Florida, held a healing service after a mass shooting at a high school attended by many of the teenagers in the community.

Rabbi Bradd Boxman of Kol Tikvah, a Reform congregation in the town inland from Boca Raton, said he knew of at...
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Israel launches largest air strike since first Lebanon War


(TPS) — Israeli fighter planes conducted the largest strike on Syria since the first Lebanon War on Saturday morning hitting a mobile Iranian control center that sent a drone into Israeli airspace and then striking 12 targets in the country after Syrian Army air-defenses shot down an Israeli F-16i...
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Special Report: Price gouging alleged by AirBnb hosts


A report by AirbnbWATCH, a consumer watchdog group and an affordable housing advocate, is highly critical of local AirBnb hosts, whose rates for this weekend and through Carnival Day have shown unacceptable attempts to gouge the public by charging rates as much as 2007% higher than on...
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