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Shir Chadash to feature music scholar in residence next Fri., Jan. 18

Sue Epstein will be the featured performer at the weekly Shabbat service next Friday night at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, 3700 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. The “Shabbat in the Round” service will be begin at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner to follow.

The Erev Shabbat festivities will include...
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Shir Chadash executive director Bruce Yaellin to be honored

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation plans to honor its executive director of the past four years, Bruce Yaellin, following its regular Shabbat service on January 12.

Yaellin will be honored at a special kiddush luncheon for his past four years of having served as the synagogue’s executive director.

Yaellin announced his...
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Musician, singer Gary Negbaur performs through Jan. 1

Musician, singer and composer Gary Negbaur, who hails from New York, but has found affinity with New Orleans rhythm and blues, jazz and blues, returns to New Orleans over the course of the next week with a series of solo gigs.

The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Avenue,  is the setting...
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JWV Ben Katz Post selects first woman officer

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the United States of America elected its first woman officer, veteran Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Goldberg, as senior-vice post commander during elections this past Sunday, Dec. 2.

Judge Sol Gothard, ret., was re-elected as post commander, while Elliot...
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Latkes with a Twist has largest crowd ever

If one goes by the number of latkes made, tasted and eaten, this year’s “Latkes with a Twist” event at the Press Street Station was an overwhelming success.

The fundraiser for the Jewish Children’s Regional Service has always provided interesting choices for venues including a marketplace and several bar and...
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Federation, Schoenbaum team with St. Augustine for scholarships

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and St. Augustine High School, on behalf of philanthropist Emily Schoenbaum, announced the creation of the Alex Schoenbaum Jewish Scholarship Fund.

The fund named in honor Emily’s father, will be inaugurating the awarding of two $1,000 scholarships to two students at a ceremony on St. Augustine’s...
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UPDATE: Touro announces Rabbi Berk is leaving

In an email sent on Tuesday, Dec. 4, Touro Synagogue president Teri Hunter and Senior Rabbi Alexis Berk have both announced that the rabbi has elected to take a new position as the senior rabbi at Temple Solel in San Diego, CA., effective in June of 2019.

Hunter...
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JCC hosts Chanukah event on Dec. 9

The annual Community Chanukah Celebration will be held at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.

This year’s event will feature a performance by Nefesh Mountain, the husband and wife performing artists Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff.

Described as “the place...
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Chanukah at Riverwalk set for Dec. 2 at 4:00

Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana has announced the date and time of the celebration that had been one of the largest attended Jewish community events, Chanukah at the Riverwalk.

Due to ongoing construction last year, the event had a smaller turnout than in previous years due to its being held in the...
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JCRS to host 5th ‘Latkes with a Twist’ in Faubourg Marigny

For the fifth year in a row, Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will host its annual community-wide Chanukah party, “Latkes with a Twist.” Billed at one of the top Chanukah parties in the nation, this year’s event will be held in the Faubourg Marigny on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Press...
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