Metairie Chabad Center holds celebration for new sefer Torah

A new sefer Torah was officially dedicated at the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie on Tuesday night, September 26. A crowd of approximately 150 turned out to welcome the new addition to the aron hakodesh (holy ark) at the center, making it the third sacred Torah scroll to be housed there.

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Activist Kim Sport to receive 2017 Hannah G. Solomon Award 

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has selected Kim Sport to receive its top award – the 2017 Hannah G. Solomon  Award.  This award is given annually to a community leader who exemplifies the qualities of Hannah G. Solomon, NCJW founder, and has brought about significant change through their...
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Chabad Center in Metairie to welcome new Torah scroll Tues. night

The Gerson Katz Chabad Center in Metairie will welcome its latest sefer Torah scroll on Tuesday, September 26 with a festive celebration and buffet dinner.

The Torah scroll, sponsored by Moshe and Ilanit Shargian in honor of the New Orleans Jewish community, will be finished by a sofer as the...
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Federation, Tolmas Trust reach agreement on naming rights for 3rd floor lobby

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust jointly announced an agreement to name the third floor lobby of Metairie’s Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus as the Oscar J. Tolmas L’dor V’dor Lobby.

An exhibit detailing the life of Tolmas with several photos as well...
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Artz Bagelz, Puerto Rican Coffee set to appear at Fat City Farmers Market

Two Jewish-owned food firms are due to make appearances this weekend at the Fat City Farmers Market on Sunday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Artz Bagelz, a former brick and mortar store located in the Upper Garden District area on Magazine Street is planning on making an...
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JCRS, JCDS hold Wrap-a-Thon and Family Fun Day in Metairie on Sun.

The Goldring-Woldenberg campus in Metairie will be the site of the annual Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) Chanukah Wrap-a-Thon from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. But before the annual gift-wrapping program is over, the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will be holding its second annual Family Fun Day, which will...
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Hadassah’s ‘Free the Tatas’ Disco Ball tomorrow night

Tomorrow night, September 9,  the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will celebrate its centennial by holding the “Free the Tatas” Disco Ball at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. This is an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research through Hadassah programs and starts at 8:00 p.m....
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Cantor and son return after two days in Port Arthur

Cantor Joel Colman and his son Josh returned to New Orleans with an empty truck on Thursday, but with their heads full of joyful memories. The duo had driven almost 300 miles on Wednesday morning with a 26-foot long enclosed truck bed full of much-need supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief...
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JCRS hosts dual Chanukah Wrap-a-thon, Houston relief effort on Sun.

This Sunday, September 10 has been marked as the traditional day for Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) volunteers to help ready hundreds of bags of Chanukah gifts for regional needy families.  However, in the wake of the historic flooding in Houston and other areas in East Texas and Louisiana, the...
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New Orleans born ‘Cheers’ actor Jay Thomas dies at 69

(JTA) — Jay Thomas, a character actor who was born and grew up in New Orleans and was was often mistakenly thought to be Jewish because of his convincing portrayal of Jewish characters, has died at 69.

Thomas, an actor and radio personality whose work on the television series “Murphy...
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