July 27, 2010

Shir Chadash to celebrate Conservative 50th

This fall, Shir Chadash in Metairie will mark 50 years of Conservative Judaism in New Orleans. A weekend of celebration, reunion and honors will take place Oct. 15 to 17, and everyone who has been associated with the congregation or its predecessors is invited to […]
July 22, 2010

Israeli justice in Kagan controversy teaching at Bama Law

The Israeli judge cited by United States Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as her “judicial hero,” leading to controversy during her confirmation hearings, will be a visiting professor at the University of Alabama School of Law this fall. Aharon Barak, retired president of the Supreme […]
July 15, 2010

Threefoot Building Faces Uncertain Future

Six years ago, as the historic Marks-Rothenberg Building in downtown Meridian was being restored to house the Riley Center, along with the historic Opera House next door, another major component in the master plan was turning the nearby Threefoot Building into a hotel to service […]
July 9, 2010

Olympics movement honors Froehlich

Birmingham’s Ron Froehlich, who in April was re-elected president of The International World Games Association, was awarded with the Olympic Order in a June 23 ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. International Olympics Committee President Jacques Rogge led the ceremony. IOC President Jacques Rogge, right, presents Ron […]
June 11, 2010

Lake Charles Couple Leads French Culinary Tours

By Lee J. Green While last year’s “Julie and Julia” movie brought French cooking, cuisine and culture back into the national spotlight, it’s always been an important part of Louisiana’s heritage. David and Anne Reinauer, members of the Lake Charles Jewish community, have for several […]
June 3, 2010

Visit Israel without leaving the South

Not able to visit Israel this summer? Three venues across the Deep South offer a taste of the holy land, if not entirely from a Jewish perspective. Links to their websites can be found at sjlmag.com. Ave Maria GrottoIn Jerusalem, there is a famous miniature […]
May 24, 2010

Wine benefit for Beth Israel, Gulfport

Congregation Beth Israel on the Mississippi Coast will have its second annual International Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, which is also the event’s location, the June 17 fundraiser includes a silent auction, live entertainment, door prizes […]
May 22, 2010

New Orleans to host 2012 JCCA

Delegates to the Jewish Community Centers Association biennial convention in Atlanta in May received small bottles of Tabasco sauce. It wasn’t a comment on the caterer, or a memento of Atlanta — it was the announcement of New Orleans as the site for the next […]
May 21, 2010

Nashville flooding affects many in Jewish community

An unprecedented 13 inches of rain inundated Central Tennessee on May 1 and 2, causing the Cumberland River to overflow into Nashville and drawing comparisons to the New Orleans flooding following Hurricane Katrina five years ago. The Gordon Jewish Community Center became a Red Cross […]