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Rocket attacks intensify, Gaza Hamas leader killed

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli army began moving infantry units to the south and calling up reservists in preparation for a further escalation of hostilities with Hamas after an Israeli airstrike killed Hamas’ military chief in the strip. Ahmed Jabari and a passenger were killed by an Israeli missile late...
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Orthodox-Conservative rabbis conference

The first-ever conference between Orthodox and Conservative rabbis was considered very successful, according to the two local rabbis who served as hosts. The conference, convened from Sunday, November 4 through Tuesday, November 6  was hosted by Rabbis Ethan Linden of Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation and Uri Topolosky of Congregation Beth...
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Amy Ephron to headline Booklover’s Luncheon with ‘Loose Diamonds’

By ALAN SMASON

Amy Ephron was born to write. The youngest of four daughters of famous screenwriters and producers Henry and Phoebe Ephron (“Carousel” and “Desk Set”), Ephron, like her other successful siblings – Nora, Delia and Hallie – became a writer almost as soon as she could...
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Bart family to receive JEF Tzedakah Award Sunday afternoon

Four members of the Bart family will receive the Tzedakah Award, the highest honor of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF), at the JEF’s Annual Event this Sunday morning, October 28, at 11:30 a.m.  Slated to receive the coveted award at the Hilton Hotel Riverside are mother Hertha Bart, wife...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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