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Dana Kaplan makes run for District B City Council seat

Just a few years ago, Dana Kaplan might well have reckoned that her home would always be the Big Apple. But now, as a confirmed resident of the Big Easy and so in love with the local scene and its unique charms, she has decided to run for the vacant...
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JCRS Chanukah ‘Wrap-a-thon’ this Sunday

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will hold its 15th annual Chanukah “Wrap-a-thon” this Sunday at the Metairie Jewish Community Center, 3747 West Esplanade Avenue. The event in which hundreds of Chanukah gifts are wrapped for distribution to needy and deserving JCRS recipients runs from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. JCRS ...
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Newcomers Program enjoys fifth anniversary

The Newcomers Program, a cornerstone of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Strategic Plan implemented during the recovery phase from Hurricane Katrina, enjoyed the celebration of its fifth year with a bash at the uptown home of David and Tiffany Oestreicher on October 4.

The event, sponsored by the...
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GOP-Beth Israel to hold ‘kosher’ continuing education series

Rabbis Robert Loewy and Uri Topolosky have announced another in their series of continuing education programs to start next week and continue for three weeks on Wednesday evenings. The operative word in the series is “kosher,” but it has nothing to do with kashrut (kosher observance).

The programs will be...
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Succot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah listings

The following synagogues and temples will be having end of Succot activities taking place (Candlelighting is at 6:22 p.m.):

Congregation Anshe S’Fard (Saturday, October 6) Shabbat Chol Hamoed Shacharit service 9:15 a.m. (Monday, October 8 ) Shemini Atzeret Shacharit service 9:15 a.m. Yizkor following sermon 10:45 a.m. Kiddush lunch in...
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Kosher food demand arguments heard here

(JTA) — A U.S. appeals court heard oral arguments in the case of a Texas prison inmate who is demanding kosher food. Attorneys for Max Moussazadeh, who is serving a 75-year sentence for a 1993 murder, made their case Monday before a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals...
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NOJDS readies for name change to Community Day School

The New Orleans Jewish Day School will officially rename itself to start an aggressive marketing campaign its board believes will ensure its survival as a source of Jewish education in New Orleans. The change to Community Day School will become complete in official ceremonies and with several family fun activities...
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Metairie Chabad to offer Hebrew reading course

Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin of the Chabad Center of Metairie has announced a new crash course in Hebrew reading that will have students guaranteed reading Hebrew within six weeks. The class is especially geared towards those who have never read Hebrew before. The course being taught at the Gerson Katz Chabad...
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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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