New Orleans Jewish community invited to attend vigil at Shir Chadash

Members of the New Orleans Jewish community and the greater community-at-large are invited to a community vigil to honor the memory of the victims of the shooting in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life Synagogue. The attack on Saturday, the worst against the Jewish community in the history of the U.S., left...
Continue Reading ⇒

Shir Chadash Rabbi Silver speaks on tragedy in Pittsburgh

Shir Chadash’s Rabbi Deborah Silver, the spiritual leader of the largest Conservative congregation in the state, released a statement on Saturday evening to inform her membership of the facts relating to the shooting in Pittsburgh earlier in the day that took place at Tree of Life Synagogue, a Conservative Movement...
Continue Reading ⇒

CCJN makes exception to its policy

The Crescent City Jewish News made an exception to its policy of not updating its website on Saturday, the holy day of Shabbat, in issuing news updates throughout the day as the incidents at the Tree of Life Synagogue were released by law enforcement and public officials.

“It is...
Continue Reading ⇒

WW2 Museum gets $2 million grant for Holocaust studies; program Thursday

San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies has pledged $2 million to The National World War II Museum to develop the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.

The initial offering of the series titled “What Will We Do When the Witnesses Are Gone?” will be held tomorrow, Thursday, October 25, at the museum from...
Continue Reading ⇒

JEF announces Bobby Garon as its new executive director

The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Lousiana (JEF) announced on Friday, October 19 that R. Justin “Bobby” Garon will assume the duties of its executive director, effective January 1, 2019.

 “The entire Board of Directors, was looking for a visionary, experienced, successful leader with powerful interpersonal skills who will continue to...
Continue Reading ⇒

National WW2 Museum to Host Holocaust Studies Symposium

The National World War 2 Museum will hold a Holocaust Studies Symposium on Thursday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Join top scholars for this public conversation about the academic discipline of Holocaust Studies who will discuss, “What Do We Do When the Witnesses Are Gone?”

For information...
Continue Reading ⇒

JEF announces 10K gift for Hurricane Michael recovery

Following catastrophic destruction in the Florida panhandle from winds and surge associated with Hurricane Michael’s landfall there,  the board of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) unanimously approved a $10,000 grant this week to the Jewish Federations of North America’s  (JFNA) 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund.

JEF has been supportive of...
Continue Reading ⇒

Susan Hess to receive Hannah Solomon Award on Monday


Susan Hess will be honored on Monday as the recipient of the 2018 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). This recognition is given annually to a volunteer community leader who exemplifies the qualities of Hannah...
Continue Reading ⇒

Temple Sinai to Host Author Walter Isaacson

Temple Sinai will host Walter Isaacson during Shabbat services on Friday, October 26 at 6:15 pm. 

The evening will include a discussion of the importance and impact of creativity and diversity. Walter Isaacson is a history professor at Tulane and the author of Leonardo da Vinci; Steve Jobs;...
Continue Reading ⇒

Martin Fletcher to lead JCC to ‘Promised Land’ tonight

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

In this era where journalists are regularly accused of generating so-called “fake news,” Martin Fletcher, the venerated NBC Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv, is ready to be known as a writer of fiction. Not as a newsman, mind you, but as a legitimate...
Continue Reading ⇒