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Hadassah to host daylong ‘Living Fully’ session with renowned Rabbi Kripper

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will host a special daylong workshop with Rabbi Daniel Kripper, the author of  “Living Fully: Keys to Spiritual Growth and Happiness” on Sunday, December 4.

The live, in-person event will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Congregation Shir Chadash, 3737 W. Esplanade Ave. in Metairie.

Rabbi Kripper, a native of Argentina, has served congregations in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Aruba, and the United...

Camp Judaea offers open house tonight at Beth Israel at 6:30

Camp Judaea, a sleep-away summer camp nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hendersonville, North Carolina, is offering an informational open house for parents of interested youngsters who may be interested in attending the camp’s 2023 sessions.

The session begins tonight, Tuesday, November 29,  at 6:30 at Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 West Esplanade Avenue, in Metairie. 

Established in 1961, Camp Judaea is a small, Jewish, Israel-centered summer camp community for...

LimmudFest New Orleans set for March 17-19 weekend

LimmudFest New Orleans has announced its dates for its next weekend of community worship, Jewish learning and other activities. The weekend-long series of events will begin with worship services on Friday night, March 17 at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. 

Shabbat morning services for all three major branches of Judaism will continue at the main sanctuary, library and Bart Room at Gates of Prayer on...

JCRS holding second “Hanukkah Wrap-a-thon” this Sunday

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is doing it all over again this Sunday as it presents “Hanukkah Wrap-a-Thon #2” at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave. from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Wrappers are encouraged to help wrap gifts to deserving children residing in the eight-state service area of the JCRS.

In many cases, the gifts received by the children are the only ones they will receive...

JWV Post holding Veterans Day events to honor Judge Sol & Jaqueline Gothard

The Ben Katz Post # 580 of the Jewish War Veterans is holding a series of events centered around the Veterans Day Holiday traditionally held on November 11. 

The night before, on Thursday, November 10, both former post commander Judge Sol Gothard and his wife Jacqueline, both of blessed memory, will be honored as part of a presentation at Temple Sinai from 6:30 – 9:30. Their daughter Dr. Shayna...

Reservations closed for Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon on Monday

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has closed reservations for the upcoming Hannah G. Solomon Award luncheon being held on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Audubon Tea Room.

Judy Barrasso, a local attorney who has mentored scores of other women, has been selected to receive the coveted award presented annually to the person who has, in the opinion of the award committee, best...

JCRS ‘Hanukkah Wrap-a-Thon’ is this Sunday at 10 a.m.

The annual Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) “Hanukkah Wrap-a-Thon” will be held this Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 West Esplanade N. in Metairie.

Volunteers are need to wrap hundreds of gift packages that will be donated to worthy Jewish youth in families across the eight-state region served by the JCRS.

In many cases, the gifts received by the children...

JCDS and JNF honor Jefferson firefighters with 9/11 plaque

The Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in a unique partnership with the Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF)  made a special plaque presentation to Jefferson Parish Fire Station 18 as part of the school’s pre-9/11 memorial commemoration. The intent was to honor the firemen who serve their immediate area through their dedication and service and to remember those in New York City who gave the ultimate sacrifice in executing their duty.


Local surgeon, researcher reminds men Sept. is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

September is not only the month that marks the return of fall and the onset of the High Holidays, says Dr. L. Spencer Krane, a urologist and assistant professor at the Tulane Schoof Medicine and the chief urologist at the Veterans Hospital. It’s also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and something men should consider.

Krane, who has his own practice as a surgeon, has...

Two museum events open to celebrate Ken Burns ‘Holocaust’ and ‘Jews of the Wild West’ documentaries

Two museums – the National World War II Museum and the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, both in close proximity will host several showings of films of interest to the local Jewish community in the coming weeks.

WYES-TV (Channel 12) will partner with the World War II Museum with a reception and the showing of one episode of Ken Burns’ latest three-part documentary “‘The U.S. and the Holocaust.” The...