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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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Give NOLA Day set for Tuesday

The annual day of giving titled GiveNOLA Day is set for Tuesday, May 1. On that day many of the Jewish congregations and non-profits will ask for donations to be made in their name in order to qualify for large cash prizes. 

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by...
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Longtime JEF director Sandy Levy announces retirement

Saundra “Sandy” Levy, the executive director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) for the past 27 years, announced her retirement from her position effective at the end of this calendar year.

“Under Sandy’s leadership, JEF has grown, flourished, and undertaken many initiatives to strengthen the Greater New Orleans Jewish...
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Elliott Raisen hosts 90th birthday fete Saturday night

Elliott Raisen, popular man-about-town, Israeli dance instructor and longtime arts supporter, will be celebrating 90 years of an eventful life this Saturday night, April 28, at Shir Chadash Synagogue, 3737 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie.

The landmark event will be celebrated with performances by local opera and musical theatre...
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NJC Rabbi Deborah Zecher to belt ‘Broadway Bible’

Rabbi Deborah Zecher, the rabbi who serves the Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, is preparing a special concert tonight in lieu of regular worship services.

An accomplished cabaret performer, Zecher studied at the National Cabaret Conference at Yale University under the legendary Erv Rable. 

She is presenting...
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JCC honors Israel at 70 with celebration on Sunday

The Yom Haatzmaut celebration was held in Israel earlier in the week, but the Jewish Community Center wants everyone in New Orleans to have an opportunity to join in the gaiety with a community-wide gathering on Sunday, April 22.

Beginning at 12 noon, the Uptown JCC at 5342 St. Charles...
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Israel’s Ambassador Yoram Ettinger will speak twice in Metairie

Israel Ambassador Yoram Ettinger will be speaking twice next weekend as part of an extended partnership with the Israel Bonds organization. The ambassador will be speaking at Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 West Esplanade Avenue, next Friday night, April 20, following regular Kabbalat Shabbat worship service. The dinner will follow Shabbat services....
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