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Team USA wins Maccabi Game in Soccer

Team USA remained undefeated in the semi-finals for Soccer,  finishing at 5-0 at the North American Maccabi Games in Mexico City today, July 14. They advanced to the Gold Medal match after defeating Brazil earlier.

The final score was Team USA 7, Mexico 2.

One of the youth...
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Rolling Stones concert rescheduled for Monday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Rolling Stones concert originally scheduled for Sunday night has been rescheduled to Monday night at the same time, according to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome officials where it is slated to be held.

The Twitter account for the Superdome announced earlier today: “Due to the weather forecast, the Rolling Stones show...
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All area services cancelled except for Chabads, Anshe Sfard

Despite the cancellation of Shabbat services tonight and tomorrow at Congregation Gates of Prayer for the Union for Reform Judaism, Congregation Beth Israel and Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, both the Btesh Family Chabad House Uptown and the Gerson Katz Chabad Center in Metairie as well as Congregation Anshe Sfard will...
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New Orleans Jewish Federation issues statement on TS Barry

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans issued a statement in advance of the arrival of the rain and winds associated with Tropical Storm Barry. 

According to the statement, the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, which includes the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Day School, and the JCC in Metairie...
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Metairie Chabad summer course to run Tuesdays

Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin of the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie has announced an upcoming adult education class titled “Biblical Reflections.”

This is a text-based study of the Torah with the stories of Genesis, which will begin where an earlier course left off last year with the story of...
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Best of the CCJN 2018 Yearbook released

The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News 2018 Yearbook is being distributed this week. Copies of the latest issue with stories from 2018 have already been mailed to nearly all Jewish homes in the Greater New Orleans area.

Aside from home deliveries, the Best of the CCJN 2018 Yearbook...
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Mark Plotkin receives Harvard Extension School Shinagel Award

Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., the co-founder and president of the Amazonian Conservation Team (ACT) has been announced as the recipient of this yeart’s Shinagel Award presented by the Harvard Extension School. The Shinagel Award for Public Service announced the award was being given to Plotkin “in recognition of his lifelong commitment...
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Great Gatesby fundraiser tomorrow nite at CGOP

The Roaring Twenties roar again Saturday night as Congregation Gates of Prayer hosts its Great Gatesby fundraiser. 

Period costumes are encouraged for attendees.

The event gets underway at 7:00 p.m. on May 11 at 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie and continues until 10:00.

A silent auction will be held...
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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Program set for Sunday eve

The 2019 Yom Hashoah community-wide Holocaust Memorial Program will be held this Sunday evening at the Uptown Jewish Community Center at 6:30 p.m. 

This keynote speaker for the event, which is free and open to the public, will be author Georgia Hunter,  whose “We Were the Lucky Ones” is...
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Maccabi Games deadline looms soon

For the first time in some time, the New Orleans Jewish Community Center is fielding a team of more than a dozen players for the Maccabi Games being held in Detroit, August 4 – 9. 

JCC sports director, assistant camp director and Maccabi Games delegation leader Neal Alsop noted that...
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