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NCJW, Hadassah & JEF host March 17 program

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) and the New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will sponsor the first of a three-part virtual series on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m..

This three-part series will be shown via Zoom and will feature the the film “From the Second Wave to the Tidal...

Dr. Mark Sands to speak via Zoom on ‘Crazy’ talk March 4

Child psychiatrist Dr. Mark Sands will be the key speaker at an event co-sponsored by the Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah. 

Titled “How To Deal with Crazy: Yours, Mine and Ours!” the talk will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m via a Zoom link, which can be accessed on the calendar at the Shir Chadash website.

Dr. Sands...

Jewish Trump aide considering challenge to Ohio Republican who voted for impeachment

(JTA) — Max Miller, a scion of a philanthropic Jewish Cleveland-area family and a former aide to Donald Trump, is considering challenging one of the Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.

Miller, 32, confirmed to the Cleveland Jewish News on Monday that he was considering a run against Anthony Gonzalez, who currently represents Ohio’s 16th District, which includes some of Cleveland’s suburbs.

“I have yet to make a decision if...

Aaron Bloch appointed new Jewish-Multicultural Affairs Center’s executive

Aaron Bloch, a lawyer and resident of New Orleans for the past five years, has accepted the appointment as the new executive director of the Goldring Family Foundation Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs (CJMA).

Co-chaired by Ina Davis and Bradley Bain, the CJMA is fpunded by a large gift from the Goldring Family Foundation. Launched in October of 2020, the CJMA is in the first year...

Donate now to LA – TX Freeze Fund

The Jewish Federations of North America has established an emergency relief fund and the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) and theJewish Federation of Greater New Orleans are jointly encouraging those who have the ability to donate to help those afflicted by the recent heavy freezes and loss of power across Texas and portions of Louisiana.

The Jewish Federations of North America and its Emergency...

New Orleans area facing ice and rain event; Orleans Parish under emergency declaration

Freezing temperatures and a wintry mix of ice, sleet and freezing rain is expected to impact the New Orleans area throughout the day with the worst of it occurring later this afternoon and overnight.

While most of the area remains above the freezing mark, the cold air mass heading into the area this afternoon and overnight will bring  with it icy conditions and frigid temperatures that will only be above...

Temple Sinai executive director Liz Yager tenders resignation; search for replacement begins

By ALAN SMASON

Temple Sinai executive director Liz Yager, who took over the administrative position in August of 2018, tendered a letter of resignation effective June 30, 2020. 

Yager, along with Rabbi Daniel Sherman and Cantor Joel Colman, made up a triumvirate of responsiblity wherein she ran the office and took care of the daily operation of the largest synagogue in the state of Louisiana, while the rabbi...

Posternock joins with remote OU’s executive directors conference

Rabbi David Posternock, administrative rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, took part in a recent annual executive directors conference held under the auspices of the Orthodox Union (OU).

Posternock was one of a large contingent of executive directors from North American Orthodox Jewish congregations, who  attended the Virtual EDC. They discussed the challenges facing them under the current pandemic in which meeting indoors has been kept to a minimum and regular...

Student presentation to air Thurs. at 12 noon at WW2 Museum

Sharon Cameron, the autor of a new book on the Holocaust, “The Light in Hidden Places” will be taking part in a student webinar today at 12 noon.

Sponsored by the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program, the event will speak to what is revealed in the book, a story of bravery and resilience about Stefania Podgórska, who hid 13 Jewish victims of the Holocaust in her...

New WW2 Museum course launches Thurs., Jan. 28

The National World War II Museum will host a free online course – “Witnesses and Memory” – as part of a new series of partnered programs between it and The Pilecki Institute of Warsaw, Poland.

The three presentations are titled “Liberators and Liberated,” “Witnessing the Outbreak,” and “Memory Wars.”

The series launches at 11:00 a.m. CST on Thurs., January 28, the day after the 76th anniversary of the liberation of...