Local

Robyn Gerson Barocas laid to rest in Sandy Springs, GA.

ROBYN GERSON BAROCAS, an executive assistant at Monterey Wealth in Sandy Springs, GA., succumbed to cancer on November 8, 2019.  She was 48.

A native of  New Orleans, she graduated from Metairie Park Country Day High School before attending the University of Georgia. While in...
Continue Reading ⇒

Middle schoolers sought for free Federation Civil Rights tour

For the second year in a row, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will sponsor a Youth Civil Rights Trip to various historically important sites in Alabama. The trip will take place on Tuesday, November 26 and is open for all middle school students in grades 6-8, particularly those...
Continue Reading ⇒

Veterans Day Weekend at CGOP tonight, tomorrow

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans will be hosting a special Veterans Day Weekend at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie on the weekend of November 8-9.

A special patriotic program will be held along with regular Shabbat Services on Friday, November 8...
Continue Reading ⇒

Beth Israel to hold Murder Mystery fundraiser on Sunday

Congregation Beth Israel will be holding a Murder Mystery fundraiser this Sunday, November 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m at the synagogue at 4004 W. Esplanade Avenue.

The event, which encourages attendees to solve the murder mystery, is both a dinner and a show and starts at $75.00. Attendees are asked to...
Continue Reading ⇒

Hadassah, Chabad to hold Women’s Mega Challah Bake on Nov. 13

Both the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah and the Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana are holding a Women’s Mega Challah Bake 250 on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave. in Metairie.

The event follows on the heels of the success of...
Continue Reading ⇒

JCDS gala on Dec. 8 sold out

Tiffany Cotlar-Furlow, who handles marketing for the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS), announced earlier today that the school’s upcoming gala slated for Sunday, December 8 has been sold out. 

Some 300 attendees have already signed up more than a month ahead of the event and there is no more space,...
Continue Reading ⇒

Morton Mandel, philanthropist and businessman, dies at 98

(JTA) — Morton Mandel, a Cleveland businessman who donated tens of millions of dollars to Jewish causes, has died.

Mandel died Wednesday at his home in Florida, according to the Cleveland Jewish News. He was 98.

His family left Poland for the United States in 1913. Mandel was born in...
Continue Reading ⇒

Brad Philipson to be installed as head of JCDS on Friday

Brad Philipson, Ph.D, will be installed as head of school of the Jewish Community Day School in ceremonies that begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 11, at Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 3700 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie.

Following the ceremony a breakfast to which the entire community is invited...
Continue Reading ⇒

CGOP holds Judaica shop clearance sale

Time was when practically every synagogue in the New Orleans area had a Judaica gift shop. And then there was one.

That one is located at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue, where on Sunday, Oct. 13, the congregation’s Sisterhood will hold a clearance sale to make room...
Continue Reading ⇒

David Kaplinsky travels from Chicago to lein Torah at Shir Chadash

David Kaplinsky, the son of Barbara and Howard Kaplinsky, returned to New Orleans this morning to prepare for his volunteer service to Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation for the Rosh Hashanah services.

Kaplinsky, a private bar and bat mitzvah instructor in Chicago accepted an offer to read the Torah during the...
Continue Reading ⇒