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November 5, 2015

George Rodrigue: Portraits of the UL Flora Levy Lecturers

George Rodrigue’s portrait of Shirley Ann Grau, 1983 Beginning in 1980, George Rodrigue painted the portrait of each year’s guest lecturer at what we now call the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The speaker series was conceived by Professor Maurice DuQuesnay and funded by the […]
November 4, 2015

Filming the Camps — John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg

It was 70 years ago when the world got its first look of film shot by the Allies in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Filmmakers John Ford (director of “The Grapes of Wrath”), George Stevens (famous for his Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movies and later […]
November 4, 2015

Longue Vue House and Gardens: The Architecture, Interiors, and Gardens of New Orleans’ Most Celebrated Estate

A book launch party is taking place November 4.  From Longue Vue: Visit Longue Vue House and Gardens for a panel discussion on its new book, featuring photographer Tina Freeman, and authors Carol McMichael Reese and Walter Stern. Discussion will begin at 4 p.m. in […]
October 30, 2015

Installing Two Rabbis: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Oct. 30

Above: Honorees Richard Pizitz Jr., Raymond and Cynthia Tobias, Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar, General Charles Krulak and Rabbi Eytan Yammer at the Oct. 28 joint awards program of Israel Bonds, the Birmingham Jewish Federation and Birmingham Jewish Foundation. Photo by Rabbi Barry Altmark.  Around the South: […]
October 16, 2015

Standing With Israel: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Oct. 16

Above: Serving customers at the Friedman Family Foundation Jewish Food Festival, at Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center, Oct. 11. Around the South: Week of Oct. 16, 2015 Southern Jewish Life is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The December issue will be a 25-year retrospective of SJL […]
October 9, 2015

Jewish Food, Chanukah Wrapping: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Oct. 9

Around the South: Week of Oct. 9, 2015 “Rosenwald,” a documentary about a partnership between Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, and Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute, will screen in the region this month (above). Through their efforts, 5400 “Rosenwald Schools” for blacks were built […]
October 2, 2015

Rosenwald, Simchat Torah: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Oct. 2

Above: JNOLA held a family-friendly Safari in the Sukkah at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Sept. 30. Around the South: Week of Oct. 2, 2015 “Rosenwald,” a documentary about a partnership between Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, and Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute, […]
September 25, 2015

Southern Sukkot: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Sept. 25

Above: Rabbi Steve Jacobs reads the first few lines of the Torah at the dedication of the Holocaust Torah at Temple Emanu-El, Tuscaloosa, on Sept. 20.  Around the South: Week of Sept. 25, 2015 Under pressure from some members, the Gordon Jewish Community Center in […]
September 18, 2015

Expanding NOLA’s JCC; Hebrew graffiti on Louisville Mosque: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Sept. 18

Dothan’s Temple Emanu-El Sept. 20 is the annual memorial service date when it is traditional to visit cemeteries between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Most congregations have an organized time for visiting. Metairie’s Gates of Prayer will dedicate the new Plotkin Pavilion at the Joseph […]