First LA. death confirmed from COVID-19; patient was at Touro Infirmary

(NEW ORLEANS) – State health officials confirmed the death of a 58-year-old victim at Touro Infirmary from coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier today. While not releasing whether the patient was a male or a female, hospital officials did say the person did have underlying health issues.

While most deaths from coronavirus worldwide...
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Louis Moreau Society to present ‘8 Songs for a Mad King’ Monday night

The Louis Moreau Society, a group that annually presents new performers and new classical music, holds the first of its concert offerings tomorrow night,  March 9, 2020, when they present “Eight Songs for a Mad King” by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at 730 p.m. at the Marigny Opera House, 725...
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Beth Israel cancels weekend Shabbaton, but keeps Shabbat dinner for tonight

Due to an exercise in being overcautious, Congregation Beth Israel elected to cancel its Shabbaton weekend with Maharat student Tanya Farber, because of the outbreak of COVID-19 in close-knit Jewish religious communities in New York.

A Shabbat dinner following 6:00 pm services on Friday, March 6, will continue for those...
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Tulane receives transformational $2M gift for Jewish Studies

By BARRI BRONSTON, Special from Tulane Publications

The Tulane University Department of Jewish Studies has received an anonymous $2 million gift to establish the Chair in Contemporary Jewish Life Endowed Fund.   “We are honored to be able to endow Tulane’s Chair in Contemporary Jewish Studies,” said the donors, who are parents...
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NCJW major Diva Cabaret Dinner and Show slated for March 28

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW),  will be hold a Diva Cabaret Dinner and Show on March 28, 2020 at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) on Howard Avenue.

The event will feature impersonations of well-known celebrities through the night. 

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Beth Israel plans Shabbaton March 6-7 with Scholar-in Residence

Congregation Beth Israel has planned a Shabbaton weekend this coming March 6-7 featuring Scholar-in-Residence Tanya Farber, a student at Yeshivat Maharat.

Yeshivat Maharat, the Riverdale, New York Orthodox seminary for women founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, has ordained Orthodox women as spiritual leaders over the course...
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Shir Chadash to host ‘Purim Pandemonium’ on March 9-10

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation will play host to a number of open events for Purim as it offers “Purim Pandemonium” on the grounds of their sanctuary on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.

Partnering with nearby Orthodox Congregation Beth Israel and the Jewish Community Day School, Shir Chadash, located...
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Dr. Hilton Title leads Mitzva Makers parade on Sunday

The 41st annual B’nai B’rith Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers Hospital Parade taking place on Sunday morning, February 2, will be led once again by Dr. Hilton Title, D.D.S.

Interested parties will meet at the Touro Infirmary entrance at 3500 Prytania Street. The indoor parade for shut-ins and hospital patients begins...
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Alon Shaya holds final slot among chefs at charity event

Chef Alon Shaya of Saba Restaurant held the coveted final slot of in the lineup of ten chef-led restaurants at the Chefs’ Charity for Children at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside on Monday, January 27.

The one-day event, which just celebrated its 43rd anniversary, raises money for St. Michael’s Special...
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Jewish Family Service, Local Jewish Organizations Partner with The Victor Center to Host Carrier Screening and Educational Event

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 6, 2020) – The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases and Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) are partnering with several local Jewish organizations to bring a preconception genetic screening event to the Uptown JCC on February 6th from 5:30pm...
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