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Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea slated for Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22,  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the private home of Susan Green, 9 Hunter Place, in Metairie.                     ...
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Ben Katz JWV Post to recognize Carol Berman promotion

The Ben Katz Post No. 580 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, under the leadership of Post Commander Sol Gothard invites members, patrons, veterans and friends to celebrate the promotion of Carol Berman to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

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JCRS to host annual Gift Wrap-a-thon on Sept. 22

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will be holding its annual Chanukah Gift Wrap-a-thon on Sunday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

The event, made possible by support from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, will be held at the Goldring Woldenberg Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Avenue N in Metairie.

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Madeleine Landrieu to receive NCJW’s Hannah G. Solomon Award

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has selected Madeleine M. Landrieu, the Dean of the Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law, as the recipient of its coveted 2019 Hannah G. Solomon Award.

The award, considered the highest honor that can be...
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Tulane student, 18, victim of suicide identified

A Jewish Tulane freshman identified as Jake Vandercar, 18, was confirmed as a victim of suicide by Tulane University president Mike Fitts on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

According to the news site for the campus newspaper,  The Tulane Hullabaloo, Vandercar, a resident of the hamlet of Bedford Hills in New...
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Chabad of Metairie to host Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a noted author and lecturer, will be the featured guest at the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave.,  on Thursday, September  12.

Titled “An Evening with Joseph Telushkin,” the rabbi will speak on the topic “Five Teachings That Can Change Your Life Today:...
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National WW2 Museum to unveil Anne Frank bench

A bench bearing the likeness of famous Holocaust victim Anne Frank will be unveiled in ceremonies at the National World War II Museum on Thursday morning, September 12.

Underwritten by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, a reception and ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at BB’s Stage Door Canteen....
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JCDS opening day was Thurs., Aug. 8

The Jewish Community Day School opened its doors on Thursday morning, August 8, and held a special program to celebrate its new students and faculty members as well as to welcome back returning students.

Head of school Brad Philipson officiated over the program that also welcomed new school Rabbi Michael...
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Tulane receives transformational gift for Jewish Studies

By BARRI BRONSTON, Courtesy of Tulane University Publications

Tulane University has received a generous gift from Stuart and Suzanne Grant of Wilmington, Delaware, to establish the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience. It is among the largest gifts to the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the largest...
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Mintz family donates $2 million to Tulane School of Architechture

By BARRI BRONSTON, Courtesy Tulane University Publications

The Tulane University School of Architecture has received a $2 million gift to establish the Saul A. Mintz Global Research Studios, a new program that will give students an opportunity to work internationally on critical global issues.

The gift from Jean Strauss Mintz,...
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