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Chabad to hold ‘Sukkah Fest’ on Sept. 27

Chabad of Louisiana has announced plans to hold a “Sukkah Fest” on Thursday, Spetember 27 at the succah of the Rivkin family located at 919 Broadway.

The Succot gathering from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. will feature music, food, fun and children’s activities. A lulav and etrog will be available for...
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JCDS announces Succot picnic on Sept. 27

The entire community has been invited to take part in a Succot Picnic at the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS), 3737 W. Esplanade Avenue, on Thursday, September 27 starting at 6:00 p.m.    The event will feature burgers, barbeque and other food items, fun activities for the kids and the opportunity...
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JFNA, others organizing relief for Hurricane Florence-affected communities

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the umbrella organization that works with local Jewish Federations, has announced plans to help Tropical Storm Florence-affected Jewish communities by collecting tax-deductible donations in advance of the storm’s exit from the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.

Torrential downpours of as much as 40 inches...
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NJC to hold community rally against hate, anti-Semitism on Sun.

In response to the anti-Semitic vandalism of the Northshore Jewish Congregation’s building on September 5, the congregation is organizing a communal gathering of support as a unified stand against hate, anti-Semitism, and prejudice of any kind. This event, which is open to all, has a large component of non-Jewish partners,...
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Torah Academy announces details of $1.8 million gift – largest local bequest

Torah Academy announced details of the $1.8 million gift, the largest private bequest to support New Orleans’ Jewish school education, this week. The renaming of the school to the Rosina and Joseph Slater Torah Academy will take place in a dedication ceremony on Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. The...
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N.O. City Council issue statements on NJC graffiti incident

The New Orleans City Council issued a statement late his afternoon, stating the Council is” extremely troubled by the anti-Semitic graffiti at the Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville this week.”

The statement added:  “We condemn this act of anti-Semitism and hope the perpetrators will be brought to justice soon. When...
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JCC to present ‘Challah Rising in the Desert’ tonight

An unusual film on the impact of Jewish culture in the Southwest, “Challah Rising in the Desert – The Jews of New Mexico,” will be screened tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue.   The event is being co-sponsored by local community member...
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Susan Hess to receive Hannah Solomon Award from NCJW

By KATHY SHEPARD

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) announced that community volunteer and leader Susan Hess will be the recipient of this year’s Hannah G. Solomon Award. This recognition is given annually to a volunteer community leader who exemplifies the qualities of...
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Fielkow reveals ‘health challenge,’ beginning treatment in Nashville

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans CEO Arnie Fielkow publicly revealed his diagnosis last month of a “rare blood/heart disorder,” which will require several months of treatment in Nashville, TN. While not specifically named, the “health challenge,” as he referred to it, is considered very serious and has been the reason...
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NCJW president to make appearance here Aug. 27

Addressing the challenges facing women, children and family, Beatrice Kahn, the president of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), will speak at a luncheon at 12 noon at Temple Sinai, 6227 Charles Avenue on Tuesday, August 27.  

Kahn, an attorney and lifelong resident of New York City, accepted the...
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