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King Cake Hub to open tomorrow

Will Samuels, the Jewish proprietor of King Cake Hub, is back again signaling the traditional kickoff for the Carnival Season, tomorrow morning, January 6.

Samuels will be selling more than 50 varieties of king cakes from a dozen local bakeries throughout the region at The Mortuary portico, 4800 Canal Street...
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Holocaust survivor Irving Roth to appear at JPAC on Jan. 14

Irving Roth was one day away from celebrating his tenth birthday in Kospice, Czechoslovakia when Germany invaded Poland. That aggression, which began the hostilities we know today as World War II, ultimately led to his incarceration in Nazi death camps Auchwitz and Buchenwald and to a remarkable tale of survival.

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Chabad announces 30th annual ‘Chanukah at Riverwalk’

Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana will be holding its 30th annual “Chanukah at The Riverwalk” community celebration on Sunday, December 22, which corresponds to the first night of the eight-day celebration.

The event will be held at Spanish Plaza, which is adjacent to and administered by the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk.

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Latkes with a Twist event at NOCCA again

The sixth annual “Latkes with a Twist” Chanukah event presented by Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will be held in a familiar setting at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Art’s (NOCCA) Press Street Station in the  on Thursday, December 12.

Located at 5 Homer Plessy Way, Press Street...
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Gates of Prayer to install Rabbi ‘Lexi’ Erdheim tonight

Rabbi Alexis “Lexi” Erdheim will officially become installed at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie as the congregation’s second assistant rabbi and the first under the rabbinate of Senior Rabbi David Gerber tonight.

Festivities begin at 5:45 tonight with family worship services commencing at 6:15 p.m. A Shabbat dinner will...
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JCDS Green Carpet Gala adds additional 10 seats

Although previously announced as sold out, the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) has added an additional table of ten seats for their Green Carpet Gala honoring Susan and Howard Green and celebrating the recently-established Green Preschool at JCDS.

Parties interested in getting a last-minute seat  for the Sunday, December 8...
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Chanukah party planned by Hadassah chapter

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be celebrating the upcoming Chanukah holiday by  throwing a party for members, their families and guests.

The party is slated to take place on Sunday, December 15, from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. at the home of co-president Betty Moore.

Latkes will be...
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Middle schoolers sought for free Federation Civil Rights tour

For the second year in a row, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will sponsor a Youth Civil Rights Trip to various historically important sites in Alabama. The trip will take place on Tuesday, November 26 and is open for all middle school students in grades 6-8, particularly those...
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Veterans Day Weekend at CGOP tonight, tomorrow

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans will be hosting a special Veterans Day Weekend at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie on the weekend of November 8-9.

A special patriotic program will be held along with regular Shabbat Services on Friday, November 8...
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Beth Israel to hold Murder Mystery fundraiser on Sunday

Congregation Beth Israel will be holding a Murder Mystery fundraiser this Sunday, November 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m at the synagogue at 4004 W. Esplanade Avenue.

The event, which encourages attendees to solve the murder mystery, is both a dinner and a show and starts at $75.00. Attendees are asked to...
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