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NCJW Way looking for new leaders

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) are seeking the new group of young Jewish leaders for its NCJW Way Program. The purpose of the inspirational program is to inform future leaders of NCJW about community needs and to use a three-pronged approach of education, service and leadership training.

A...
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Congregation Beth Israel announces Sunday minyans

Congregation Beth Israel, the Modern Orthodox congregation relocated since Hurricane Katrina to the Metairie West Esplanade Avenue corridor announced the return to its holding Sunday morning minyans from this Sunday, June 24, through the remainder of the secular calendar year.

Beth Israel had been responsible for holding a daily minyan...
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Former NOLA Federation executive director accepts position in Nashville

Eric Stillman, the former executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, who has been a resident of New Orleans for the past two years, has accepted the post of executive director of the Jewish Federation of Nashville.

Stillman, who left the city after the recovery from Hurricane...
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Investigative reporter Mike Perlstein to guest at Sinai URJ services

Award-winning WWL-TV investigative reporter Mike Perlstein will be the featured guest speaker at the Reform community service being held this evening at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue.

Perlstein, a Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning journalist, will assess the current state of journalism. His talk is titled “How the news...
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Subtropical Storm Alberto looks to wreck holiday weekend

Weather forecasters announced the first named storm of the year, Subtropical Storm Alberto, after it  formed in the western Caribbean Sea, loosely organized, but which could intensify as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to track northward through the gulf and...
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Jackie Gothard, who led rebuilding of New Orleans congregation after Hurricane Katrina, has died

(JTA) — As the president of her New Orleans Orthodox congregation in 2005, Jackie Gothard oversaw the burial of seven Torah scrolls ruined by flooding from Hurricane Katrina.

Then she made sure her synagogue would be reborn.

Gothard, the driving force behind the rebuilding of Congregation Beth Israel, died Monday of...
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JFS holds Dvash event at Cannery

A Dvash or celebration of modern Israeli cuisine Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine to benefit the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Greater New Orleans was held on Thursday, May 10 at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St.

A patron party began at 6:00 p.m and was followed by the regular event...
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Hadassah to bestow Lazelle Alexander with honorary title

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will afford longtime member Lazelle Alexander with the rare honor of an honorary vice-president title at a gathering at Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Avenue on Sunday, June 3.

Members, associates and friends are invited to gather as Alexander becomes the...
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NCJW Annual Board installation dinner

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women will mark the end of the year with its Annual Closing Event on Tuesday, May 22. The ceremony will take place at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine Street with a 6:00 pm reception and 6:45 dinner and...
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Federation tops small organization fundraisers for 4th year out of last 5

The results are in and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans proved they have what it takes to pull off a victory for the fourth year out of the last five, as part for the GiveNOLA Day fundraising effort in which nonprofits compete annually for cash prizes.

Federation’s final...
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