JCDS opening day was Thurs., Aug. 8

The Jewish Community Day School opened its doors on Thursday morning, August 8, and held a special program to celebrate its new students and faculty members as well as to welcome back returning students.

Head of school Brad Philipson officiated over the program that also welcomed new school Rabbi Michael...
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Tulane receives transformational gift for Jewish Studies

By BARRI BRONSTON, Courtesy of Tulane University Publications

Tulane University has received a generous gift from Stuart and Suzanne Grant of Wilmington, Delaware, to establish the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience. It is among the largest gifts to the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the largest...
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Mintz family donates $2 million to Tulane School of Architechture

By BARRI BRONSTON, Courtesy Tulane University Publications

The Tulane University School of Architecture has received a $2 million gift to establish the Saul A. Mintz Global Research Studios, a new program that will give students an opportunity to work internationally on critical global issues.

The gift from Jean Strauss Mintz,...
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CCJN sweeps Press Club Awards

The Crescent City Jewish News captured the Breaking News category for the second year in a row at the Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards on Saturday evening, July 27. CCJN editor Alan Smason received the William Rainey Memorial Award for the second year in a row...
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Team USA wins Maccabi Game in Soccer

Team USA remained undefeated in the semi-finals for Soccer,  finishing at 5-0 at the North American Maccabi Games in Mexico City today, July 14. They advanced to the Gold Medal match after defeating Brazil earlier.

The final score was Team USA 7, Mexico 2.

One of the youth...
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Rolling Stones concert rescheduled for Monday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Rolling Stones concert originally scheduled for Sunday night has been rescheduled to Monday night at the same time, according to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome officials where it is slated to be held.

The Twitter account for the Superdome announced earlier today: “Due to the weather forecast, the Rolling Stones show...
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All area services cancelled except for Chabads, Anshe Sfard

Despite the cancellation of Shabbat services tonight and tomorrow at Congregation Gates of Prayer for the Union for Reform Judaism, Congregation Beth Israel and Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, both the Btesh Family Chabad House Uptown and the Gerson Katz Chabad Center in Metairie as well as Congregation Anshe Sfard will...
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New Orleans Jewish Federation issues statement on TS Barry

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans issued a statement in advance of the arrival of the rain and winds associated with Tropical Storm Barry. 

According to the statement, the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, which includes the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Day School, and the JCC in Metairie...
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Metairie Chabad summer course to run Tuesdays

Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin of the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie has announced an upcoming adult education class titled “Biblical Reflections.”

This is a text-based study of the Torah with the stories of Genesis, which will begin where an earlier course left off last year with the story of...
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Best of the CCJN 2018 Yearbook released

The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News 2018 Yearbook is being distributed this week. Copies of the latest issue with stories from 2018 have already been mailed to nearly all Jewish homes in the Greater New Orleans area.

Aside from home deliveries, the Best of the CCJN 2018 Yearbook...
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