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Dr. Hilton Title leads Mitzva Makers parade on Sunday

The 41st annual B’nai B’rith Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers Hospital Parade taking place on Sunday morning, February 2, will be led once again by Dr. Hilton Title, D.D.S.

Interested parties will meet at the Touro Infirmary entrance at 3500 Prytania Street. The indoor parade for shut-ins and hospital patients begins...
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Alon Shaya holds final slot among chefs at charity event

Chef Alon Shaya of Saba Restaurant held the coveted final slot of in the lineup of ten chef-led restaurants at the Chefs’ Charity for Children at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside on Monday, January 27.

The one-day event, which just celebrated its 43rd anniversary, raises money for St. Michael’s Special...
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Jewish Family Service, Local Jewish Organizations Partner with The Victor Center to Host Carrier Screening and Educational Event

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 6, 2020) – The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases and Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) are partnering with several local Jewish organizations to bring a preconception genetic screening event to the Uptown JCC on February 6th from 5:30pm...
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Rabbi Sherman installation at Temple Sinai Fri. night

​Rabbi Daniel Sherman was formally installed at Temple Sinai as the congregation’s tenth senior rabbi on Friday night, January 24.

The installation took place following a congregational Shabbat dinner. Extended Shabbat services followed with the installation ceremony taking place towards the middle of the two-hour long event.

Rabbi Daniel Sherman...
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Hadassah-NCJW planning seminar slated for Sunday

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will present a joint seminar titled “What I Want My Family to Know…Another Kind of Family Planning” on Sunday, January 26.

The event will be held at Temple Sinai,...
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JCDS Family Fun Fest will be indoors today

Due to inclement weather, the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will be holding its annual Family Fun Fest  indoors today from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

The doors will open at 11:30 at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie in order ot accommodate those who...
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JCRS to feature ‘Roots of R&B’ at Feb. 1 gala

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is preparing to present its annual gala – albeit a bit earlier than normal. Typically presented in March, this year’s  Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues gala will be held a month earlier on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

This...
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MLK March set for Monday; bus rides available

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will be marking the observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17, by participating in the city’s official MLK march.

Members of the Jewish community are working in concert with the Muslim community. Federation will be offering free transportation for those...
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Marjorie Cowen memorial this Sunday afternoon

A planned memorial for Marjorie Feldman Cowen, the former First Lady Emerita of Tulane University, who died in December of 2019, will be held this Sunday afternoon, January 19, at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Avenue. 

The memorial service, which will be led by Rabbi Katie Bauman, will begin at...
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Federation announces 2 new initiatives for community building

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans announced the formation of two new “flagship” programs with the goal of improving its service to the New Orleans Jewish community as well as to broadening and deepening  its connections to the New Orleans community at large.

Jewish Federation CEO Arnie...
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