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Mollye P. Smolkin services set for Tuesday, Dec. 19

MOLLYE PLOTKA SMOLKIN, a former office manager in a successful and nationally-recognized real estate consulting firm and a homemaker, died Thursday, December 14 at Woldenberg Village. She was 92.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, she married her childhood sweetheart at the age of 19 as a war bride.  Following her...
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JCRS to host 4th ‘Latkes with a Twist’ party at Little Gem Saloon tonight

For the fourth year in a row, the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is holding its popular Latkes with a Twist event on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.. This year the new venue is The Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart Street, a historic site important in the...
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JCC Community event slated for Dec. 17

The Jewish Community Center is pulling out all the stops and all of its Chanukiah in order to celebrate the sixth night of Chanukah as part of its annual community-wide event. The festivities will get underway at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17,  in the Mintz Auditorium of the Uptown...
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Chanukah at Riverwalk event slated for Tuesday evening, Dec. 12

Although there were some concerns about ongoing construction at the Riverwalk, the Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana organization is moving ahead with plans to hold its annual Chanukah at the Riverwalk. Instead of its usual spot situated along Spanish Plaza, the event will be held this year on the terrace of Riverwalk...
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JCRC issues statement on change in status for Jerusalem

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans issued a statement welcoming the decision yesterday by President Donald Trump  that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that the U.S. embassy  will be moved eventually from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Zachor (Remember) New Orleans on Giving Tuesday

The Crescent City Jewish News (CCJN) and its parent organization NOLA Jewish Media wish to remind you all that today is Giving Tuesday, a date on which non-profits solicit funds for their good work.

The CCJN has established the Zachor (Remember) New Orleans fund at the Jewish Endowment of Louisiana...
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Marlene Trestman talk at WW2 Museum today at noon

National World War II Museum officials indicate there is no reason to RSVP and that plenty of seats will be available to welcome home attorney-turned-author Marlene Trestman, who give a talk today about her mentor and inspiration, Bessie Margolin.

Trestman, who has been a resident of Maryland for years, returns...
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Marlene Trestman to give talk at WW2 Museum on Wednesday

Attorney-turned-author Marlene Trestman, will return to the city of her birth this week to take part in a Lagniappe Lecture presentation at the National World War II Museum on Wednesday, November 29 at 12:00 noon.

Trestman is the author of the biography “Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal...
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JCDS holds impressive gala on Nov. 5

The Jewish Community Day School (JCDS)held its annual gala fundraiser at the Goldring-Woldenberg Campus in Metairie, the building in which it holds its classes and other events throughout the year. However, the gymnasium was transformed into a glittering and sparkling hall decorated in a grand manner as an enchanted forestand...
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Key to the Cure nets $170K

Co-chairs Barbara Greenberg and her daughter Lauren Greenberg Wakeman announced the raising of $170,000 in fundraising as part of their efforts fighting cancer in women at Sak’s Fifth Avenue’s “Key to the Cure” event.

The fundraiser was held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. inside Sak’s, 301 Canal Street on Wed., Oct....
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