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Ad agency founder Peter Mayer, ‘Mayor of Camp Street,’ honored with bronze sculpture

By DOMINIC MASSA ©WWL-TV

When he wasn’t in a boardroom pitching a client an ad campaign or at a restaurant enjoying his favorite activity – lunch – you’d likely find Peter Mayer sitting in a chair on Camp Street, puffing on a cigar and watching the world go by.

His...
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JCDS receives $250K grant from Charles Zucker Fund

Jewish Community Day School announced on Friday, September 27, that the Charles Zucker Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) has awarded Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) a grant in the amount of $250,000.

According to terms of the grant, the purpose is to establish a...
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Chabad to hold ‘Sukkah Fest’ on Sept. 27

Chabad of Louisiana has announced plans to hold a “Sukkah Fest” on Thursday, Spetember 27 at the succah of the Rivkin family located at 919 Broadway.

The Succot gathering from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. will feature music, food, fun and children’s activities. A lulav and etrog will be available for...
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JCDS announces Succot picnic on Sept. 27

The entire community has been invited to take part in a Succot Picnic at the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS), 3737 W. Esplanade Avenue, on Thursday, September 27 starting at 6:00 p.m.    The event will feature burgers, barbeque and other food items, fun activities for the kids and the opportunity...
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JFNA, others organizing relief for Hurricane Florence-affected communities

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the umbrella organization that works with local Jewish Federations, has announced plans to help Tropical Storm Florence-affected Jewish communities by collecting tax-deductible donations in advance of the storm’s exit from the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.

Torrential downpours of as much as 40 inches...
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NJC to hold community rally against hate, anti-Semitism on Sun.

In response to the anti-Semitic vandalism of the Northshore Jewish Congregation’s building on September 5, the congregation is organizing a communal gathering of support as a unified stand against hate, anti-Semitism, and prejudice of any kind. This event, which is open to all, has a large component of non-Jewish partners,...
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Torah Academy announces details of $1.8 million gift – largest local bequest

Torah Academy announced details of the $1.8 million gift, the largest private bequest to support New Orleans’ Jewish school education, this week. The renaming of the school to the Rosina and Joseph Slater Torah Academy will take place in a dedication ceremony on Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. The...
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N.O. City Council issue statements on NJC graffiti incident

The New Orleans City Council issued a statement late his afternoon, stating the Council is” extremely troubled by the anti-Semitic graffiti at the Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville this week.”

The statement added:  “We condemn this act of anti-Semitism and hope the perpetrators will be brought to justice soon. When...
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JCC to present ‘Challah Rising in the Desert’ tonight

An unusual film on the impact of Jewish culture in the Southwest, “Challah Rising in the Desert – The Jews of New Mexico,” will be screened tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue.   The event is being co-sponsored by local community member...
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Susan Hess to receive Hannah Solomon Award from NCJW

By KATHY SHEPARD

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) announced that community volunteer and leader Susan Hess will be the recipient of this year’s Hannah G. Solomon Award. This recognition is given annually to a volunteer community leader who exemplifies the qualities of...
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