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JCDS Family Fun Fest will be indoors today

Due to inclement weather, the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) will be holding its annual Family Fun Fest  indoors today from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

The doors will open at 11:30 at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie in order ot accommodate those who...
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JCRS to feature ‘Roots of R&B’ at Feb. 1 gala

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is preparing to present its annual gala – albeit a bit earlier than normal. Typically presented in March, this year’s  Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues gala will be held a month earlier on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

This...
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MLK March set for Monday; bus rides available

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will be marking the observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17, by participating in the city’s official MLK march.

Members of the Jewish community are working in concert with the Muslim community. Federation will be offering free transportation for those...
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Marjorie Cowen memorial this Sunday afternoon

A planned memorial for Marjorie Feldman Cowen, the former First Lady Emerita of Tulane University, who died in December of 2019, will be held this Sunday afternoon, January 19, at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Avenue. 

The memorial service, which will be led by Rabbi Katie Bauman, will begin at...
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Federation announces 2 new initiatives for community building

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans announced the formation of two new “flagship” programs with the goal of improving its service to the New Orleans Jewish community as well as to broadening and deepening  its connections to the New Orleans community at large.

Jewish Federation CEO Arnie...
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Bat Mitzvah project,’Pennies for Penny,’ to benefit Fisher House

Most bat mitzvah projects involve fundraising or community service work that is laudable. When it came time for Penina “Penny” Berman to consider a project for her own upcoming bat mitzvah on February 8 at Congregation Gates of Prayer, she elected to go big or go home.

Berman, the daughter...
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King Cake Hub to open tomorrow

Will Samuels, the Jewish proprietor of King Cake Hub, is back again signaling the traditional kickoff for the Carnival Season, tomorrow morning, January 6.

Samuels will be selling more than 50 varieties of king cakes from a dozen local bakeries throughout the region at The Mortuary portico, 4800 Canal Street...
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Holocaust survivor Irving Roth to appear at JPAC on Jan. 14

Irving Roth was one day away from celebrating his tenth birthday in Kospice, Czechoslovakia when Germany invaded Poland. That aggression, which began the hostilities we know today as World War II, ultimately led to his incarceration in Nazi death camps Auchwitz and Buchenwald and to a remarkable tale of survival.

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Chabad announces 30th annual ‘Chanukah at Riverwalk’

Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana will be holding its 30th annual “Chanukah at The Riverwalk” community celebration on Sunday, December 22, which corresponds to the first night of the eight-day celebration.

The event will be held at Spanish Plaza, which is adjacent to and administered by the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk.

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Latkes with a Twist event at NOCCA again

The sixth annual “Latkes with a Twist” Chanukah event presented by Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will be held in a familiar setting at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Art’s (NOCCA) Press Street Station in the  on Thursday, December 12.

Located at 5 Homer Plessy Way, Press Street...
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