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Stephen Cohen, M.D. funeral being shown via Zoom

Rabbi David Gerber of Congregation Gates of Prayer will be conducting the funeral service for Dr. Stephen Cohen of blessed memory today at 10 a.m.

Due to restrictions placed upon gatherings of 10 or more, the graveside service will only allow the maximum number of mourners permitted by law.

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Governor Edwards revises estimates for hospital beds, ventilators being overrun

At his daily news conference today, Monday, March 30, Governor John Bel Edwards  Monday, revised his estimates for the two dates that New Orleans will run out of  ventilators and also hospital bed capacity. . According to the governor, he has ramped up the original estimate of April 2 or...
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JEF, JFS offer Jewish community members emergency financial assistance program

The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF), in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS), today announced the Jewish Community COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance Program. The program, funded by JEF, will be implemented through JFS and provide those members of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community who...
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American Friends of Meir Panim conducting campaign for Holocaust survivors in Israel

American Friends of Meir Panim, a charity with a 94% rating on Charity Navigator, has initiated a campaign to assist elderly Holocaust survivors living in Israel, who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic there.

The emergency campaign is intended to provide thousands of home-delivered meals to Holocaust survivors and...
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LA. records 137th death; curve has yet to flatten

The latest figures released from the Louisiana Department of Health on Saturday continue to suggest that the upwards trajectory of the curve of infections in confirmed cases of COVID-19 due to coronavirus has yet to flatten.

Currently, 3315 confirmed cases have been recorded with 137 deaths. According to the data...
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JFS offers ‘Virtual Gatherings’ on Thursdays

Jewish Family Service (JFS) announced a new live service to link mental health professionals with the community at large, launching this Thursday and continuing on most Thursdays* in the future at 3:00 p.m.

Titled “Virtual Gatherings,” the service will be powered by Zoom, an online video and audio meeting application....
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Local ‘Bubbe Club’ organized here

Carol Newman and Cathy Bart founded a “Bubbe Club” for Jewish grandmothers (and others) in the Greater New Orleans area and have just launched a new Google-based website.

The Bubbe Club website includes includes online resources such as Passover favorites, Seder songs, Seder crafts and lots of recipes.

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Mayor Cantrell issues mandate to keep residents home

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a mandate that all non-essential services and businesses be closed. Her order, which she said would be enforced by New Orleans Police Department officers, takes effect immediately.

All residents are urged to stay home unless deemed absolutely necessary. Gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores and...
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Third victim of coronavirus identified as Samuel ‘Ted’ Alcus, III

SAMUEL THEODORE “TED” ALCUS, III, a retired businessman, died on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Touro Hospital as a result of the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus). A resident of Lambeth House, he was 84, and the second resident of the retirement facility to die from the virus.

Alcus, a prominent...
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All N. O. libraries to close temporarily

Beginning tomorrow, March 16, all New Orleans Public Library locations will be temporarily closed due to measures intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the community. 

For those who have already checked out materials, here is important information:

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