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Community leader Dorlene Alaynick dies after short illness

DORLENE LAUFERSKI ALAYNICK, a longtime New Orleans resident and prominent community leader, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021, following a brief illness. She was 91.

A past president of the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah, Alaynick was committed and involved as a volunteer in both the Jewish community and the larger metropolitan area. 

A devoted and active member of Temple Sinai, she also dedicated much of her free...

Marilyn Barnett, New Orleans public relations maven, dies at 97

By DOMINIC MASSA, WWL-TV (Special to the CCJN)

NEW ORLEANS — Marilyn Barnett, who perfected the art of public relations for nearly four decades at the Royal Orleans, Roosevelt and Hilton hotels, where she developed friendships with movie stars, famous authors and symphony conductors, died Sunday, January 17. She was 97.

Ms. Barnett, known to colleagues and friends as “MB,” rose to become one of the local public relations industry’s...

Laurie Rosenberg succumbs to cancer after long battle

LAURIE DUBER ROSENBERG, passed away at her home on January 12, 2021 after an 11-year battle with cancer. She was 68.

A dedicated teacher, she had taught lower and middle school at St. Catherine of Sienna in Metairie and was a member of the faculty of Isidore Newman School. Prior to her arrival in New Orleans, she had begun her teaching career in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A native of Shaker...

Antiques store owner Henry Granet is dead at 87

HENRY GRANET, a retired antiques store owner, passed away quietly on January 4, 2021 at the Poydras Home after a long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his sister, Nicole Friedlander (Dr. Miles).

Granet was born in Paris, France, but emigrated in late 1939 with his parents and his sister prior to the Nazi occupation. After a short time in Florida, he and his family settled in New Orleans....

Jewish community matriarch Karen Soll succumbs to cancer

KAREN ZUCKERMAN SOLL, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, passed away peacefully in her home on January 12, 2021. She was 75.

A distinguished Lion of Judah, Soll was very active in the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of Women’s American ORT. Dedicated to the Jewish community, she was a member of Congregations Chevra Thilim, Beth Israel and Gates of Prayer.


Noted physician, Dr. Melvyn Kossover, dies

MELVYN F. KOSSOVER, M.D., 87, passed away on December 31, 2020 in New Orleans due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. His remains were donated for medical research.

Kossover was in private practice as an internist with a specialty in Diabetolgy from 1964-1998 and limited his practice to diabetes management until the time of his retirement a decade ago.

An undergraduate at Tulane University, Kossover also graduated from the Tulane University...

Fay Parnes dies on New Year’s Day

FAY ZUCKERMAN PARNES, a New Orleans native and former jeweler and Jewish educator, died on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021. She was 83. 

Parnes maintained a jewelry business within the J. Herman & Son store owned by her uncle. She was also the principal for the Beth Israel Sunday School and  a nursery school teacher for Communal Hebrew School.

Parnes was among the first female graduates from Fortier High...

Myra Soboloff funeral set for Monday, Jan. 4

MYRA LOIS MERSKY SOBOLOFF, a former board certified social worker, field instructor for the Tulane School of Social Work as well as the former assistant director of the Epilepsy Unit at Charity Hospital, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Mandeville. She was 97.

Soboloff received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in 1968, the same year she received recognition...

Selma Weinstein Krilov graveside funeral set for Thursday

SELMA GLORIA WEINSTEIN KRILOV, a beloved homemaker, wife and matriarch died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at the age of 96.

Krilov was a longtime member of Congregation Chevra Thilim, which was founded as Orthodox and later associated with the Conservative movement. She became a member of Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation when the former Tikvat Shalom congregation merged with Chevra Thilim.

For 63 years, she was married to former furniture...

Judy Kagan Bressler is laid to rest

JUDY KAGAN BRESSLER, 85, a retired realtor, died on December 20, 2020.

She was associated with both Stan Weber and then Prudential Realtors with her husband.

Born in Wilno, Poland in 
1935, she immigrated with her parents to  evade the rising threat of Nazism. They arrived in New Orleans when she was only 2.  The family lived in the Uptown section of New Orleans and she attended Isidore Newman School...