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Masorti CEO Hess arrives at Shir Chadash Wed., Nov. 15

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation is preparing to welcome Yizhar Hess, the executive director and CEO of Masorti Israel, to its campus on Wed., Nov. 15. Masorti, which means “traditional,” is the term applied to Conservative Judaism in most of the world except the U.S.

Hess is a tenth generation Jerusalemite...
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Did you remember to ‘fall back’ last night?

If you didn’t remember to do so last night, make sure to change your clocks to an hour earlier than before as most of the nation has moved to Standard Time.

The good news is we all gain an extra hour’s worth of sleep, which we lost back in the...
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Tulane Hillel’s Rabbi Yonah Schiller cited by Forward

By BARRI BRONSTON, Courtesy Tulane University Publications

Rabbi Yonah Schiller, executive director of Tulane Hillel, has been named one of 50 of the most influential, accomplished and interesting American Jews by the Forward, one of the nation’s leading Jewish publications.

The Forward released its annual Forward 50  list at midnight Nov. 2, calling Schiller a leader...
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JCRS to hold Chanukah Wrap-a-Thon Round 2

The Jewish Childrens’ Regional Service (JCRS), the oldest children’s charity in the nation,  has announced plans to hold a second round of wrapping of Chanukah gifts for those children in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The event will be held on November 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00...
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JCDS holds gala at school on Nov. 5

The Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will be holding its major fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5, on the school grounds at 3747 West Esplanade in Metairie. The event, which honors Joan and Dr. Gerald Berenson begins at 5:30 p.m.

Only a few tickets remain. For more information call Tiffany Cotlar...
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Chabad, Hadassah to host Challah Bake 200 tonight

Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of  Hadassah will be hosting a challah bake-off titled Mega Challah Bake 200 tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held at Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie.

Two hundred women...
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‘Women’s Balcony’ to show on Monday night at JCC

“The Women’s Balcony,” an Israeli film that garnered great praise when it was first released in Israel in 2016 and in this country last year, is a comedy that will be the first film in the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series at the Uptown JCC. The...
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UPDATE: Fundraising sites created for drunk driver victim Mia Kearney-Bagneris

A GoFundMe charity account has raised more than half of the at goal of $60,000 projected for medical bills for Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation member Mia Kearney-Bagneris. The daughter of unsuccessful mayoral candidate and former judge Michael Bagneris, Mia was returning from the election night campaign in which her father had...
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Seth Bloom, ‘Joe’ Giarusso III score victories

When all the results of yesterday’s citywide elections were tallied, Seth Bloom led the votes for the council seat of District B over competitor Jay H. Banks. With 76 out of 76 precincts reporting, Bloom had 5,627 votes compared to Banks’ total of 3,382. That means a runoff next month between...
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Shir Chadash dedicates renovated succah tonight, enjoys program on Shabbat

Shir Chadash invites the public to take part in two Succot events, one that commences tonight. A renovated succah will be dedicated tonight, Wednesday October 4 as evening falls. The succah renovation project was spearheaded by congregation president Lisa Finkelstein along with other staff and lay leaders.

The...
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