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Tulane Hillel has power; shut down for holiday

The Tulane Hillel’s Goldie and Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life has had power restored, but is still shut down for the Labor Day holiday. It is expected to re-open on Tuesday morning, but no word has been received as to when customers can expect the Hillel Ktichen will also...
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Chabad House has power restored; Rohr Chabad still powerless

Power has been restored to the Uptown Chabad House, 1216 Broadway. Morning minyans will continue there as usual at 7:00 a.m. Evening minyans will continue to be held at the Chabad Center in Metairie at 7:00 p.m. daily.

Rebbetzin Bluma Rivkin of Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana reports that the turnout...
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Latest updates on Jewish organizations

Most of the major Jewish agencies are functioning as best they can in the wake of Hurricane Issac. Some agencies never lost their power or have had their power restored. Others are still waiting.

At present the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is operational, but it has closed down...
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Updates from JCC, NOJDS, JFS, JCRS; Shabbat services schedules

Most of the major Jewish agencies are functioning as best they can in the wake of Hurricane Issac. Some agencies never lost their power or have had their power restored. Others are still waiting.

At present the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is operational, but it has closed down...
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Congregation Anshe Sfard cancels Shabbat services

In an email sent out to his congregation, Rabbi David Polsky of Congregation Anshe Sfard reluctantly cancelled the morning worship services slated for Saturday morning, September 1. Polsky, who personally toured the facility yesterday, did not believe there was any major structural damage to the synagogue, but is still waiting...
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Temple Sinai has partial power restored; URJ services tonight at GOP

Temple Sinai president Cliff Kern toured his synagogue twice in as many days since Hurricane Issac passed through the city. He reports that the older portion of the historic synagogue located closer to Calhoun and St. Charles Avenue has electric power. “The ner tamid (eternal light) actually has power to...
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New Orleans area Jews prepare for a wet, powerless Shabbat

By NEIL RUBIN

(JTA) – Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to be the person that said, ‘Oh let’s not move the Torahs this time,’” said Rabbi Ethan Linden. “We sort of...
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Hurricane Issac’s pesky patriarchal precipitation passes

On the seventh anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in history, Hurricane Issac advanced upon Southeast Louisiana in a slow, plodding manner, stalling and making landfall twice, eventually dumping record amounts of rain that caused widespread flooding in several neighborhoods. Rain continued throughout the day...
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Chabad to continue to hold daily minyans

Rabbi Mendel Rivkin of Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana  reminds everyone that daily minyans for those saying Kaddish, etc. will continue to be held twice daily. Morning services will be held at 7:00  at the Chabad House, 1216 Broadway in New Orleans. If power isn’t restored soon, a new venue will be chosen, he...
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Pictures from Beth Israel dedication program

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Yet, these pictures speak to the emotions of a day that was seven years in the making.

Congregation Beth Israel enjoyed a day of dedication last Sunday with speeches by politicians and a number of self-congratulatory acknowledgements to key movers and...
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