David Kaplinsky travels from Chicago to lein Torah at Shir Chadash

David Kaplinsky, the son of Barbara and Howard Kaplinsky, returned to New Orleans this morning to prepare for his volunteer service to Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation for the Rosh Hashanah services.

Kaplinsky, a private bar and bat mitzvah instructor in Chicago accepted an offer to read the Torah during the...
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Hadassah’s Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held on Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah was held at the home of Susan Green on the afternoon of Sun., Sept. 22.

At the gathering, Lee Kansas, past president of the Southern Region and a former New Orleans Chapter president,...
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Rabbi Josh Pernick is installed at Beth Israel

A Shabbaton weekend at Metairie’s Congregation Beth Israel onFriday and Saturday, September 14 -15,  was marked with solemnity and celebration as Rabbi Josh Pernick was formally installed as the spiritual leader of the oldest Orthodox synagogue in the area.

At 30, Pernick,  a recent graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT)...
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JWV Post holds ceremony to honor Lt. Col Carol Berman

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans honored their chief of staff, Carol Berman, on her promotion as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserves in ceremonies on Sunday, September 15, at Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. 

While everyone knows...
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Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea slated for Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22,  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the private home of Susan Green, 9 Hunter Place, in Metairie.                     ...
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Ben Katz JWV Post to recognize Carol Berman promotion

The Ben Katz Post No. 580 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, under the leadership of Post Commander Sol Gothard invites members, patrons, veterans and friends to celebrate the promotion of Carol Berman to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

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JCRS to host annual Gift Wrap-a-thon on Sept. 22

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will be holding its annual Chanukah Gift Wrap-a-thon on Sunday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

The event, made possible by support from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, will be held at the Goldring Woldenberg Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Avenue N in Metairie.

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Madeleine Landrieu to receive NCJW’s Hannah G. Solomon Award

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has selected Madeleine M. Landrieu, the Dean of the Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law, as the recipient of its coveted 2019 Hannah G. Solomon Award.

The award, considered the highest honor that can be...
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Tulane student, 18, victim of suicide identified

A Jewish Tulane freshman identified as Jake Vandercar, 18, was confirmed as a victim of suicide by Tulane University president Mike Fitts on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

According to the news site for the campus newspaper,  The Tulane Hullabaloo, Vandercar, a resident of the hamlet of Bedford Hills in New...
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Chabad of Metairie to host Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a noted author and lecturer, will be the featured guest at the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave.,  on Thursday, September  12.

Titled “An Evening with Joseph Telushkin,” the rabbi will speak on the topic “Five Teachings That Can Change Your Life Today:...
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