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Deadline for JCRS college assistance is May 31

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) reminds eligible, deserving Jewish youth from across the seven-state region it serves that applications for undergraduate college assistance have a deadline to be filed by May 31, 2019.

JCRS gives assistance to over 100 undergraduate college students each year on a “needs-based” determination. Applications...
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Rabbi Daniel Sherman selected to become Temple Sinai senior rabbi

Rabbi Daniel Sherman has been selected as the net senior rabbi by the Temple Sinai Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, it was announced earlier today.

“I feel very honored to become Temple Sinai’s next senior rabbi and am thrilled to be joining the congregation in time to celebrate...
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Gates of Prayer announces asst. rabbi hire

Congregation Gates of Prayer announced the hiring of its current student rabbi, Lexi Erdheim, as the congregation’s assistant rabbi. She will become only the second assistant rabbi to be hired at the Metairie Reform Jewish temple following Rabbi Alexis Pinsky in 2015. 

Erdheim is completing her studies at...
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Hadassah to hold wine tasting on March 19

Just before Purim and right in time for Passover, the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be holding a wine tasting to help find just the right pairing for your holiday meals.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Kosher Cajun New York Delicatessen...
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NCJW’s ‘Lessons from Sandy Hook’ set for Tues., March 12

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women will be holding a special general meeting promoting safety for children from gun violence.  Titled “Lessons from Sandy Hook: Protecting Our Children & Preventing Gun Violence,” the program will feature the founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise...
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NCJW announces workshop for Legislature agenda on Mon. night

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will be holding a workshop to discuss issues regarding the well-being of women and children being considered by the Louisiana Legislature. 

A workshop will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Uptown Jewish Community Center to deal with...
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Hadassah Chapter elects 2019 officers

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah held a brunch for its annual installation of officers on February 10 at the home of Lee Blotner in Metairie.

Selected to serve terms of office for the ensuing year were co-presidents Betty Moore and Helen Stone; advocacy co-vice presidents Teri Gross and...
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Super Sunday set for Feb. 17

Super Sunday, the day set aside for fundraising from the local community to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’s Annual Campaign, takes place this Sunday, February 17. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. volunteers will join forces making telephone calls that seek pledges from local Jewish residents. The calls will take place until...
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Musical Shabbat Weekend at Anshe Sfard

Probably since the Second Temple era, Jewish rabbis long ago established that a musician could not play music on Shabbat. Unlike in the Reform world (and sometimes in the Conservative world), where music playing is an established aspect of worship, music is not permitted from sundown on Friday to Havdalah...
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Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers announces 40th parade

The 40th annual B’nai B’rith Mardi Gras Mitzva Makers Hospital Parade will get underway next Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Touro Infirmary. Parade participants are urged to begin gathering at 9:30 at the Prytania Street entrance located at 3500 Prytania. 

Started as a project by the...
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