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Continuing education series at Gates of Prayer is all about Chagall, Tevye & ‘Fiddler’

In what may well  be one of the most unusual joint programs in the country, Reform Congregation Gates of Prayer welcomes its neighbor –  Orthodox Congregation Beth Israel – for three weeks of continuing education called “The World of Fiddler on the Roof.” The three nights are all related to...
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Mazel tov! Tulane Jewish Studies program becomes a department

By FRAN SIMON

(Reprinted by permission of Tulane University Publications)

The Jewish studies program at Tulane University has come into its own. When students attend fall semester courses, the program will be a stand-alone department within the School of Liberal Arts. Nearly 30 years after the Jewish studies program was established by Joe...
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Playmakers ‘Jungle Book’ performance to benefit NJC

Playmakers Theater’s  upcoming performance of “The Jungle Book” next Saturday, July 21, will benefit the Northshore Jewish Congregation. The production begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Greater Covington Center, Furhmann Auditorium, 317 Jefferson Street, Covington, LA. It will be directed by Frank Levy.

JCC announces Mah Johngg tourney in honor of Harriet Kugler

Typically, the Jewish Community Center holds two Mah Johngg tournaments a year. This year’s Summer Tournament on Sunday, July 22 will be made even more special by its dedication to the memory of Harriet Wainer Kugler. Kugler, who suffered a fatal stroke last September, was a philanthropist and longtime employee of...
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Touro to host Reform services through July

Touro Synagogue continues to host summer worship for area members of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) throughout the month of July on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

Beginning this Friday, July 13, Rabbi Alexis Berk will lead Friday night worship services at 6:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary at...
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Metairie Chabad Center prepares to upgrade library

What once was a proper Jewish library at the Gerson Katz Chabad Center in Metaire has recently been displaced and uprooted. What once were organized and catalogued rows of reference books, prayerbooks and tractates of the Mishnah and Gemorah now lay strewn atop tables along the back hallway and in...
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Shir Chadash begins ‘Nearly New’ Sale July 8

The doors to Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation’s “Nearly New” sale open for the first of three consecutive days on Sunday, July 8 at 10 a.m. The four-hour sale sponsored by the Shir Chadash Sisterhood continues on Monday and Tuesday with additional sales days on Sundays July 15 and 22, also...
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Sylvia Weiner rites set for Friday

Graveside funeral services for Sylvia Weiner will be conducted Friday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m on Friday at the Old Beth Israel Cemetery, 4321 Frenchmen Street. Rabbi Robert Loewy of Congregation Gates of Prayer will co-officiate with Rabbi David Posternock of Congregation Beth Israel.

Darryl Berger assumes Tulane Board chair July, 2013

By Mike Strecker

(Reprinted courtesy of Tulane University Publications)

Darryl D. Berger,who for more than 30 years has been at the forefront of major real estate transactions in New Orleans, including developments on the riverfront and French Quarter, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Tulane, the...
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Congregation Beth Israel to hold first services in new building

With the workmen finished construction and most of the interior finished, Congregation Beth Israel takes an important first step this Friday, holding its first Shabbat services in its new building. Although the Aron Hakodesh (holy ark) has yet to be finished, two of the congregation’s sefer Torah scrolls will be...
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