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Super Sunday set for Feb. 17

Super Sunday, the day set aside for fundraising from the local community to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’s Annual Campaign, takes place this Sunday, February 17. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. volunteers will join forces making telephone calls that seek pledges from local Jewish residents. The calls will take place until...
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Musical Shabbat Weekend at Anshe Sfard

Probably since the Second Temple era, Jewish rabbis long ago established that a musician could not play music on Shabbat. Unlike in the Reform world (and sometimes in the Conservative world), where music playing is an established aspect of worship, music is not permitted from sundown on Friday to Havdalah...
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Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers announces 40th parade

The 40th annual B’nai B’rith Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers Hospital Parade will get underway next Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Touro Infirmary. Parade participants are urged to begin gathering at 9:30 at the Prytania Street entrance located at 3500 Prytania. 

Started as a project by the...
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Gov. John Bel Williams talk on Monday night at UNO

Governor John Bel Edwards will be speaking on Louisiana’s present and future economic partnership with Israel on Monday evening at a special talk being given at the University of New Orleans.

Edwards traveled to Israel last fall and will be discussing the trip and sharing his vision for an...
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PJ LIbrary launches ‘Little Mensches’ program in Feb.

PJ Library of New Orleans, maintained by the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, will be launching a new program titled Little Mensches. The object of the program is to engage young children and their families to become involved in family volunteer activities while learning about the local community and its needs.

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Dansker lecture to focus on Lerner and Loewe

Noted musicolgist and lecturer George Dansker will be presenting his annual lecture on Jewish composers next Friday evening, January 25, at Touro Synaogogue and this year it’s on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the composer-lyricist team responsible for Broadway box office winners “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot.”

Titled...
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Danon to appear at Beth Israel tonight, secret location Sat.

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, is in town this weekend, spending tonight with Congregation Beth Israel in Metairie. Tomorrow night, he is appearing at a secret location for Israel Bonds.

The talk at Beth Israel is closed to the public.

The Israel Bonds event is strictly by...
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Jewish War Veterans convention this weekend

The Ben Katz Post #580 of the Jewish War Veterans of America (JWV) will be holding a regional convention this weekend. National Commander Dr. Barry Schneider is in town and will oversee the activities, the first time a National Commander has been in New Orleans for some time.

The...
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JCDS to hold open house on Tuesday evening

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will hold an open house on Tuesday, January 15 for perspective parents. 

The school enrolls children from 2 months old to 6th grade. A pizza dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and an orientation and tour will follow.

RSVPs are encouraged to chardy@jcdsnola.org or...
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Slater Torah Academy to dedicate new Sam & Jean Katz wing on Mon.

Slater Torah Academy will dedicate the Sam and Jean Katz Educational Wing this Monday morning, January 14, at 10:30.

Barry and Alona Katz and their family are honoring the legacy of Sam and Jean Katz. Refreshments will be served.

The school wll also dedicate the Ron and Yaffa Shapiro Multi-Purpose...
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