Succot services, activities listed

The following synagogues and temples will be having Succot activities taking place in and around the succahs they have built for 5773 through Shabbat Succot:

Congregation Anshe S’Fard (Monday, October 1 & Tuesday, October 2) – Shacharit with Hallel, Mussaf Festival Services 9:15 a.m. Kiddush luncheon in the succah to...
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Kosher fare now available at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Although the New Orleans Saints failed to bring home a win at yesterday’s contest with the Kansas City Chiefs, they did score an off-field victory of sorts.

Starting with yesterday’s game in the Superdome, Kosher Sports, Inc., a New York firm specializing in selling glatt kosher foods began dispensing a...
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Komedy Kickoff event for B’nai Israel rescheduled in B.R.

The Komedy Kickoff fundraiser event for Baton Rouge’s Congregation B’nai Israel will now be held October 10 at the Baton Rouge Little Theater. The event originally scheduled for August 29 had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Issac’s landfall on that same date.

This will be the second Komedy Kickoff...
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Federation and JEF annual meeting at Uptown JCC tonight at 7 pm

United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will be the keynote speaker tonight at the Uptown JCC during the joint Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana’s 99th annual meeting. Slated to speak via teleconference from the floor of the U.S. Senate, Landrieu will be addressing...
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Temple Sinai organizes food drive during High Holidays

In cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank, Temple Sinai will be collecting non-perishable food items during the High Holidays. Members and guests are encouraged to drop off the food items to the temple as they enter the main sanctuary. The Temple Sinai Hunger Project will provide bags for donated items,...
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Rabbi David Nesenoff appears tonight at Metairie Chabad event

Over two years ago Rabbi David Nesenoff in tow with his teenage son Adam accepted an invitation to Jewish Heritage Day at the White House. At the time he had no idea they were about to alter history or have a hint this trip might lead to his embarking on...
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Rabbi Linden, others commit to daily Talmud study


BALTIMORE (JTA) – Watching coverage of the Siyum HaShas celebration in New Jersey this summer, Rabbi Ethan Linden said he wasn’t impressed by the spectacle of 90,000 Jews packed into a football stadium glorifying Talmud study. Rather, Linden said, he was impressed by the discipline: the daily...
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Ina Davis to receive coveted Salmon Award today

As part of its opening luncheon, the New Orleans Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women’s  (NCJW) will present its  coveted 2012 Harold G. Salmon Award to Ina Weber Davis will be receiving today. Davis, a former president of NCJW from 2007-2010, had been credited with reinvigorating the organization following...
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Federation announces Hurricane Issac assistance fund

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans executive director Michael Weil announced today that the Jewish Federations of North America’s Emergency Committee in New York has set up an emergency assistance fund to benefit residents of the area who have experienced significant uninsured losses due to Hurricane Issac.

The purpose of...
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Selichot schedule for Saturday night

Selichot refers to  a series of piyyutim (penitential prayers) that are read as part of a service prior to the High Holidays. Oftentimes the service is also called Selichot and in Sephardic tradition, the reading of Selichot prayers begin on the second day of Elul. However, in the Ashkenazic tradition...
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