Hadassah to hold wine tasting on March 19

Just before Purim and right in time for Passover, the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be holding a wine tasting to help find just the right pairing for your holiday meals.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Kosher Cajun New York Delicatessen...
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NCJW’s ‘Lessons from Sandy Hook’ set for Tues., March 12

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women will be holding a special general meeting promoting safety for children from gun violence.  Titled “Lessons from Sandy Hook: Protecting Our Children & Preventing Gun Violence,” the program will feature the founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise...
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NCJW announces workshop for Legislature agenda on Mon. night

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will be holding a workshop to discuss issues regarding the well-being of women and children being considered by the Louisiana Legislature. 

A workshop will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Uptown Jewish Community Center to deal with...
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Hadassah Chapter elects 2019 officers

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah held a brunch for its annual installation of officers on February 10 at the home of Lee Blotner in Metairie.

Selected to serve terms of office for the ensuing year were co-presidents Betty Moore and Helen Stone; advocacy co-vice presidents Teri Gross and...
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Super Sunday set for Feb. 17

Super Sunday, the day set aside for fundraising from the local community to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’s Annual Campaign, takes place this Sunday, February 17. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. volunteers will join forces making telephone calls that seek pledges from local Jewish residents. The calls will take place until...
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Musical Shabbat Weekend at Anshe Sfard

Probably since the Second Temple era, Jewish rabbis long ago established that a musician could not play music on Shabbat. Unlike in the Reform world (and sometimes in the Conservative world), where music playing is an established aspect of worship, music is not permitted from sundown on Friday to Havdalah...
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Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers announces 40th parade

The 40th annual B’nai B’rith Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers Hospital Parade will get underway next Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Touro Infirmary. Parade participants are urged to begin gathering at 9:30 at the Prytania Street entrance located at 3500 Prytania. 

Started as a project by the...
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Gov. John Bel Williams talk on Monday night at UNO

Governor John Bel Edwards will be speaking on Louisiana’s present and future economic partnership with Israel on Monday evening at a special talk being given at the University of New Orleans.

Edwards traveled to Israel last fall and will be discussing the trip and sharing his vision for an...
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PJ LIbrary launches ‘Little Mensches’ program in Feb.

PJ Library of New Orleans, maintained by the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, will be launching a new program titled Little Mensches. The object of the program is to engage young children and their families to become involved in family volunteer activities while learning about the local community and its needs.

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Dansker lecture to focus on Lerner and Loewe

Noted musicolgist and lecturer George Dansker will be presenting his annual lecture on Jewish composers next Friday evening, January 25, at Touro Synaogogue and this year it’s on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the composer-lyricist team responsible for Broadway box office winners “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot.”

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