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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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Mark Plotkin receives Harvard Extension School Shinagel Award

Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., the co-founder and president of the Amazonian Conservation Team (ACT) has been announced as the recipient of this yeart’s Shinagel Award presented by the Harvard Extension School. The Shinagel Award for Public Service announced the award was being given to Plotkin “in recognition of his lifelong commitment...
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Great Gatesby fundraiser tomorrow nite at CGOP

The Roaring Twenties roar again Saturday night as Congregation Gates of Prayer hosts its Great Gatesby fundraiser. 

Period costumes are encouraged for attendees.

The event gets underway at 7:00 p.m. on May 11 at 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie and continues until 10:00.

A silent auction will be held...
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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Program set for Sunday eve

The 2019 Yom Hashoah community-wide Holocaust Memorial Program will be held this Sunday evening at the Uptown Jewish Community Center at 6:30 p.m. 

This keynote speaker for the event, which is free and open to the public, will be author Georgia Hunter,  whose “We Were the Lucky Ones” is...
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Maccabi Games deadline looms soon

For the first time in some time, the New Orleans Jewish Community Center is fielding a team of more than a dozen players for the Maccabi Games being held in Detroit, August 4 – 9. 

JCC sports director, assistant camp director and Maccabi Games delegation leader Neal Alsop noted that...
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National WW2 Museum offering Warsaw study

Warsaw Academy, a three-week study-abroad opportunity for college students, is one of the newest educational travel offerings from The National WWII Museum. This unique and interactive program brings students face-to-face with the reality of the Jewish ghettos, the Holocaust, and the brutality of the Eastern Front by bringing them to the...
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Local NCJW section receives Social Change Award

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was presented with the Champions for Social Change Award at the NCJW Washington Institute on April 8. in ceremonies in Washington. The award is designed to honor an NCJW section for excellence in developing and implementing an...
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Mordechai Rivkin receives bronze trophy at international chidon

Local Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana families are celebrating the achievement of Mordechai Rivkin, son of Congregation Anshe Sfard’s Rabbi Yochanan and Sarah Rivkin, for his placement last week in the final round of the annual International Chidon HaMitzvos competition in Newark, NJ.

Mordechai Rivkin, received a bronze trophy as a...
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