Mark Plotkin receives Harvard Extension School Shinagel Award

Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., the co-founder and president of the Amazonian Conservation Team (ACT) has been announced as the recipient of this yeart’s Shinagel Award presented by the Harvard Extension School. The Shinagel Award for Public Service announced the award was being given to Plotkin “in recognition of his lifelong commitment...
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Great Gatesby fundraiser tomorrow nite at CGOP

The Roaring Twenties roar again Saturday night as Congregation Gates of Prayer hosts its Great Gatesby fundraiser. 

Period costumes are encouraged for attendees.

The event gets underway at 7:00 p.m. on May 11 at 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie and continues until 10:00.

A silent auction will be held...
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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Program set for Sunday eve

The 2019 Yom Hashoah community-wide Holocaust Memorial Program will be held this Sunday evening at the Uptown Jewish Community Center at 6:30 p.m. 

This keynote speaker for the event, which is free and open to the public, will be author Georgia Hunter,  whose “We Were the Lucky Ones” is...
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Maccabi Games deadline looms soon

For the first time in some time, the New Orleans Jewish Community Center is fielding a team of more than a dozen players for the Maccabi Games being held in Detroit, August 4 – 9. 

JCC sports director, assistant camp director and Maccabi Games delegation leader Neal Alsop noted that...
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National WW2 Museum offering Warsaw study

Warsaw Academy, a three-week study-abroad opportunity for college students, is one of the newest educational travel offerings from The National WWII Museum. This unique and interactive program brings students face-to-face with the reality of the Jewish ghettos, the Holocaust, and the brutality of the Eastern Front by bringing them to the...
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Local NCJW section receives Social Change Award

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was presented with the Champions for Social Change Award at the NCJW Washington Institute on April 8. in ceremonies in Washington. The award is designed to honor an NCJW section for excellence in developing and implementing an...
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Mordechai Rivkin receives bronze trophy at international chidon

Local Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana families are celebrating the achievement of Mordechai Rivkin, son of Congregation Anshe Sfard’s Rabbi Yochanan and Sarah Rivkin, for his placement last week in the final round of the annual International Chidon HaMitzvos competition in Newark, NJ.

Mordechai Rivkin, received a bronze trophy as a...
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Deadline for JCRS college assistance is May 31

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) reminds eligible, deserving Jewish youth from across the seven-state region it serves that applications for undergraduate college assistance have a deadline to be filed by May 31, 2019.

JCRS gives assistance to over 100 undergraduate college students each year on a “needs-based” determination. Applications...
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Rabbi Daniel Sherman selected to become Temple Sinai senior rabbi

Rabbi Daniel Sherman has been selected as the net senior rabbi by the Temple Sinai Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, it was announced earlier today.

“I feel very honored to become Temple Sinai’s next senior rabbi and am thrilled to be joining the congregation in time to celebrate...
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Gates of Prayer announces asst. rabbi hire

Congregation Gates of Prayer announced the hiring of its current student rabbi, Lexi Erdheim, as the congregation’s assistant rabbi. She will become only the second assistant rabbi to be hired at the Metairie Reform Jewish temple following Rabbi Alexis Pinsky in 2015. 

Erdheim is completing her studies at...
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