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New Orleans Hadassah contingent arrives in centennial style

When the centennial of Hadassah was celebrated this week in ceremonies across Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel, New Orleans was very well represented. Roselle Middleberg Ungar, a member of the National Hadassah board, was there, coordinating all the bus schedules for the hundreds of attendees. She was accompanied by her sister-in-law Patty, a member of the Southern region board, and her daughter Evette. Then there was the Kansas delegation. No,...

Jerusalem Quartet marked New Orleans debut Wednesday night

By ALAN SMASON, Portions courtesy The Cleveland Jewish News

At age 33, Kyril Zlotnikov considers himself very lucky. He has lived through the devastating effects of the worst nuclear plant disaster in history, immigrated to Israel while barely in his teens, learned to speak and write Hebrew, and was accepted as a prodigy to the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music. Since 1993, with the other members of his group, the...

Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin: strings, sticks and synergy

By ELYSE GLICKMAN (Special to the CCJN)

This past April, at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theater, a few hours from the Hollywood Hills home where Ryan Rabin grew up, a crowd of teen and 20-something fans of his band Grouplove cheered rapturously through a set of songs, many culled from their album “Never Trust a Happy Song.” Though drummer Rabin kept the beat and the momentum going through their 90-minute set,...

Community Day School begins new era of outreach

The New Orleans Jewish Day School officially became the Community Day School in brief ceremonies at the Metairie Goldring-Woldenberg Campus it calls home. A crowd of 100 students, parents, teachers and community leaders gathered to listen to remarks by head of school Bob Berk and Jefferson Parish president John Young. Berk explained that Young was committed to being at three other events that evening, but made plans to be at...

New Orleans Parents Club begins third year at Beth Israel

Jewish Family Service (JFS) and Dahlia Topolosky, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist, are teaming up again for the third consecutive year to bring relief to stressed, troubled and tired parents through the New Orleans Parents Club (NOPC). For a minimal fee parents can enroll in “Tired of Yelling,” a series of nine group sessions and one private coaching session with Topolosky, whose experience as a professional has been enhanced by her...

Federation-JEF begin centennial year; Sen. Landrieu seen via telelink

The joint meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Jewish Endowment Foundation (JEF) of Louisiana signaled the start of the recognition of a century of progress in Jewish New Orleans.

Aside from the several meaningful presentations to outstanding leaders and reports to the community, it was also noted for several humorous technical miscues that took the edge off what might have been a stuffy and predictable...

The year that was 5772

(From  JTA and CCJN reports)

As the Jewish year 5772 draws to a close, we at the Crescent City Jewish News and JTA, the news service of  the Jewish people, are compelled to review some of the highlights on the local, national and international fronts.

September 2011

Rabbi David Polsky begins his tenure as the spiritual leader of Congregation Anshe S’Fard, the area’s only remaining Modern Orthodox (non-Chabad) synagogue in...

‘Deadly Medicine’ exhibit continues at National World War II Museum

By ALAN SMASON

Because of the circumstance of her birth as a twin, Eva Mozes Kor is alive today. Ironically, though, it was because of her status as a twin that she and her 10-year-old twin sister Miriam were subjected to a relentless series of tests and deadly experimentation by Nazi doctors. These experiments have shaped her adult life. In conjunction with the National World War II Museum’s ongoing exhibit...

Casablanca Restaurant suffers roof, rain damage

Casablanca Restaurant, the Moroccan kosher restaurant located at 3030 Severn Boulevard in Metairie, suffered extensive roof and ceiling damage along with resultant water damage from the driving rains of Hurricane Issac. Owner Linda Waknin said the upstairs took the brunt of the damage to her facility, including shutting down the upstairs dining area and forcing a cleanup to her storage room and office.

Waknin, who leases her space, is waiting...

Hurricane Issac’s pesky patriarchal precipitation passes

On the seventh anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in history, Hurricane Issac advanced upon Southeast Louisiana in a slow, plodding manner, stalling and making landfall twice, eventually dumping record amounts of rain that caused widespread flooding in several neighborhoods. Rain continued throughout the day on Thursday, even though the center of the massive storm was located over 150 miles away.

But unlike seven years...