Loyola University promotes Rhonda Shear to its Den of Distinction

By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

Before she became a Hollywood celebrity and cable TV star, Rhonda Shear was a young Jewish lady working towards a degree in Mass Communication at Loyola University. Now a lingerie manufacturer with a company with an estimated $100 million annual in sales, Shear...
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Rhonda Shear back in NOLA to promote book

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

The phone rings right on time as it has for countless other interviews. The Caller I.D. prominently displays the name Van Fagan, but I know right away who it is. It is not Van Fagan, but rather his lifelong obsession, the girl he...
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Sandy Lassen toasted as ‘Divine’ at roast

By ALAN SMASON

Longtime Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation executive director Sandy Lassen was given a raucous roast and a sentimental sendoff by her congregation in a swank affair Sunday night at the Audubon Tea Room.

Titled “The Divine Miss L,” the event was an homage to Lassen and one of...
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