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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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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...
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‘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...
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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...
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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...
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Beth Israel celebrates its dedication seven years after Katrina

By ALAN SMASON

Seven years after swirling floodwaters from broken levees flooded its sanctuary on Canal Boulevard, Congregation Beth Israel opens its new doors to the public in a weekend of special activities designed to acknowledge the tenuous journey it has endured and to spotlight the hope and promise of...
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NOJDS opens doors for 2012-13 school year

As the 8 o’clock hour approached last Monday morning, Bob Berk, PhD., the head of school for the New Orleans Jewish Day School (NOJDS), girded for the first rush of cars that would deliver his new and old charges for yet another school year. He put on his broadest smile...
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