Hadassah, Chabad to hold Women’s Mega Challah Bake on Nov. 13

Both the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah and the Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana are holding a Women’s Mega Challah Bake 250 on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave. in Metairie.

The event follows on the heels of the success of...
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JCDS gala on Dec. 8 sold out

Tiffany Cotlar-Furlow, who handles marketing for the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS), announced earlier today that the school’s upcoming gala slated for Sunday, December 8 has been sold out. 

Some 300 attendees have already signed up more than a month ahead of the event and there is no more space,...
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Morton Mandel, philanthropist and businessman, dies at 98

(JTA) — Morton Mandel, a Cleveland businessman who donated tens of millions of dollars to Jewish causes, has died.

Mandel died Wednesday at his home in Florida, according to the Cleveland Jewish News. He was 98.

His family left Poland for the United States in 1913. Mandel was born in...
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Brad Philipson to be installed as head of JCDS on Friday

Brad Philipson, Ph.D, will be installed as head of school of the Jewish Community Day School in ceremonies that begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 11, at Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 3700 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie.

Following the ceremony a breakfast to which the entire community is invited...
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CGOP holds Judaica shop clearance sale

Time was when practically every synagogue in the New Orleans area had a Judaica gift shop. And then there was one.

That one is located at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue, where on Sunday, Oct. 13, the congregation’s Sisterhood will hold a clearance sale to make room...
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David Kaplinsky travels from Chicago to lein Torah at Shir Chadash

David Kaplinsky, the son of Barbara and Howard Kaplinsky, returned to New Orleans this morning to prepare for his volunteer service to Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation for the Rosh Hashanah services.

Kaplinsky, a private bar and bat mitzvah instructor in Chicago accepted an offer to read the Torah during the...
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Hadassah’s Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held on Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah was held at the home of Susan Green on the afternoon of Sun., Sept. 22.

At the gathering, Lee Kansas, past president of the Southern Region and a former New Orleans Chapter president,...
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Rabbi Josh Pernick is installed at Beth Israel

A Shabbaton weekend at Metairie’s Congregation Beth Israel onFriday and Saturday, September 14 -15,  was marked with solemnity and celebration as Rabbi Josh Pernick was formally installed as the spiritual leader of the oldest Orthodox synagogue in the area.

At 30, Pernick,  a recent graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT)...
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JWV Post holds ceremony to honor Lt. Col Carol Berman

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans honored their chief of staff, Carol Berman, on her promotion as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserves in ceremonies on Sunday, September 15, at Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. 

While everyone knows...
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Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea slated for Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22,  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the private home of Susan Green, 9 Hunter Place, in Metairie.                     ...
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