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Dansker lecture to focus on Lerner and Loewe

Noted musicolgist and lecturer George Dansker will be presenting his annual lecture on Jewish composers next Friday evening, January 25, at Touro Synaogogue and this year it’s on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the composer-lyricist team responsible for Broadway box office winners “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot.”

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Danon to appear at Beth Israel tonight, secret location Sat.

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, is in town this weekend, spending tonight with Congregation Beth Israel in Metairie. Tomorrow night, he is appearing at a secret location for Israel Bonds.

The talk at Beth Israel is closed to the public.

The Israel Bonds event is strictly by...
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Jewish War Veterans convention this weekend

The Ben Katz Post #580 of the Jewish War Veterans of America (JWV) will be holding a regional convention this weekend. National Commander Dr. Barry Schneider is in town and will oversee the activities, the first time a National Commander has been in New Orleans for some time.

The...
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JCDS to hold open house on Tuesday evening

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will hold an open house on Tuesday, January 15 for perspective parents. 

The school enrolls children from 2 months old to 6th grade. A pizza dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and an orientation and tour will follow.

RSVPs are encouraged to chardy@jcdsnola.org or...
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Slater Torah Academy to dedicate new Sam & Jean Katz wing on Mon.

Slater Torah Academy will dedicate the Sam and Jean Katz Educational Wing this Monday morning, January 14, at 10:30.

Barry and Alona Katz and their family are honoring the legacy of Sam and Jean Katz. Refreshments will be served.

The school wll also dedicate the Ron and Yaffa Shapiro Multi-Purpose...
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Shir Chadash to feature music scholar in residence next Fri., Jan. 18

Sue Epstein will be the featured performer at the weekly Shabbat service next Friday night at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, 3700 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. The “Shabbat in the Round” service will be begin at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner to follow.

The Erev Shabbat festivities will include...
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Shir Chadash executive director Bruce Yaellin to be honored

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation plans to honor its executive director of the past four years, Bruce Yaellin, following its regular Shabbat service on January 12.

Yaellin will be honored at a special kiddush luncheon for his past four years of having served as the synagogue’s executive director.

Yaellin announced his...
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Musician, singer Gary Negbaur performs through Jan. 1

Musician, singer and composer Gary Negbaur, who hails from New York, but has found affinity with New Orleans rhythm and blues, jazz and blues, returns to New Orleans over the course of the next week with a series of solo gigs.

The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Avenue,  is the setting...
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JWV Ben Katz Post selects first woman officer

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the United States of America elected its first woman officer, veteran Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Goldberg, as senior-vice post commander during elections this past Sunday, Dec. 2.

Judge Sol Gothard, ret., was re-elected as post commander, while Elliot...
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Latkes with a Twist has largest crowd ever

If one goes by the number of latkes made, tasted and eaten, this year’s “Latkes with a Twist” event at the Press Street Station was an overwhelming success.

The fundraiser for the Jewish Children’s Regional Service has always provided interesting choices for venues including a marketplace and several bar and...
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