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Touro Synagogue Choir retreat announced

Touro Synagogue Cantor Jamie Marx announced a retreat for the Touro Synagogue Adult Choir this weekend. The retreat will be located at the Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Pontchatoula administered by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. This retreat will allow the 32-member choir to practice as well as to commune...
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Hal Ungar appointed to new Young Judaea national inaugural board of directors

Hal Ungar, a local attorney, and lifelong member of Young Judaea has been appointed to the national inaugural board of directors, charged with revitalizing the 103-year-old institution. A split with the national Hadassah executive board was announced in early July, making Young Judaea an independent organization for the very first...
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CCJN Exclusive: Latter-Day Saints find temporary home at Temple Sinai

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons because the major book of their canon is the Book of Mormon, have had a quandary for much of the past year.  Plans for a church expansion in the 3600 block of St. Charles Avenue...
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Sami Rohr, Tulane Chabad benefactor, dies at 86

(JTA) — Sami Rohr, a major philanthropist whose giving created and sustained hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch houses around the world, including the Rohr Chabad Student Center at Tulane University, died at 86. Rohr, who died Sunday in South Florida and was buried Tuesday in Jerusalem, reportedly gave some $250 million to Jewish...
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Team New Orleans heads to Memphis for Maccabi Games

The 2012 Maccabi Games Team organized through the  New Orleans JCC is preparing for the start of this year’s games on Sunday, August 5 in Memphis. This is the 30th anniversary of the very first Maccabi Games, Olympic-styled sports events intended solely for Jewish athletes. The New Orleans delegation of...
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Reform services continue at Gates of Prayer this Friday

Summer worship services for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) community  will continue at Congregation Gates of Prayer Synagogue, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie, continue this Friday evening, August 10. URJ community worship services will be held at Gates of Prayer through the end of August.

Rabbi Robert Loewy...
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Summer Lyric’s ‘Fiddler’ runs till Sunday

It was only three and a half years ago that Randy Cheramie tackled the role of Tevye the milkman in the Jefferson Performing Arts Center’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The beloved Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock musical has been a mainstay with Cheramie. He has played the role...
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Melton “tastes” to be offered in August

Florence Melton Adult Mini-School director Debbie Pesses has announced two “tastes of Melton” to be held in August. The all-inclusive Melton school is a two-year opportunity for adult Jewish learning taught by rabbis and educators from the local community. Each “taste of Melton” is designed to introduce interested persons to...
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CCJN announces its first survey

The Crescent City Jewish News is anxious to connect to its readership in many ways. To that end the Voice of New Orleans’ Jewish community is looking for feedback to aid the staff in supporting its mission. A survey to solicit answers to questions has been instituted. The short 10...
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Lee Zurik nabs three N.O. Press Club Awards

Lee Zurik, WVUE Fox 8 investigative reporter, picked up three first place awards last night at the 54th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards sponsored by the Press Club of New Orleans. Zurik, a native New Orleanian and local community member, won a first place nod for  TV Continuing Coverage, along...
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