May 2, 2021

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience Announces May 27 Opening

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is opening on May 27, though the celebration will wait until this fall as the Covid pandemic continues to fade. “We are excited to announce an opening date after a pause as a result of the pandemic,” said […]
April 30, 2021

Charles Barkley and Appreciating Jewish Customs

Charles Barkley at 2019 NBA Finals. Creative Commons license. By Farley Weiss (JNS) — In a controversial 1993 Nike Air commercial, Phoenix Suns and Auburn star Charles Barkley, one of the best basketball players in the world, proclaimed, “I am not a role model.” Today, […]
April 27, 2021

Force for Good: Agencies prepare for May 4 GiveNOLA Day

Jewish organizations in the New Orleans area are once again gearing up for GiveNOLA Day, which will be held on May 4 this year. All 17 organizations that took part last year are participating once again, among over 800 non-profits in the 24-hour online fundraiser. […]
April 22, 2021

Colorful Challah Creations by Nancy now adorning Shabbat tables

Nancy Pesses didn’t plan on getting into the challah business when she returned to New Orleans last summer, but popular demand keeps the kitchen humming each week. Challah Creations By Nancy has been putting out challahs and other holiday-themed Jewish baked goods each week, developing […]
April 19, 2021

CJFS honoree Goedecke: Agency is there for the entire community

As this year’s honoree for the Collat Jewish Family Services Hands Up Together gala, Nancy Collat Goedecke wants to emphasize the role CJFS plays in meeting the needs of older adults and their families when challenges arise. Goedecke explained that her grandmother was just shy […]
April 18, 2021

On Israel Memorial Day, Birmingham couple reflects on family loss

From Israeli Foreign Ministry‘s website By Richard Friedman As Jews, we are taught all Jews are responsible for one another. Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, provides a sacred framework for all Jews remembering one another. This powerful truth was brought home the evening of April […]
April 16, 2021

Capturing the Magic: Touro releasing 30th anniversary Jazz Fest Shabbat CD

Screenshot from Jazz Fest Shabbat 2017 Since 1991, Touro Synagogue in New Orleans has marked the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in its own unique style every April, holding Jazz Fest Shabbat with the traditional Shabbat evening liturgy set to jazz tunes, with a […]
April 11, 2021

Ben-Gurion University to honor Dr. Ruth in international virtual event

Conexx America Israel Business Connector, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and National Council of Jewish Women, Southern Jewish Life and Israel InSight magazines, and the Israeli Consulates General in Atlanta, Miami and Houston are among the sponsors of “Celebrating the Remarkable,” a virtual […]
April 9, 2021

What is Possible? New JLI course has the answers

What is possible? The new Rohr Jewish Learning Institute class explores that concept, by taking the notion that “this can never happen” and transforming it into “This Can Happen: A Credible Case for Feeling Good About the Future.” The six-week course is being introduced at […]