May 28, 2009

New Orleans Featured at Orthodox Fair

New Orleans will be one of the communities featured in the Orthodox Union’s upcoming “Emerging Communities: Job and Home Relocation Fair,” to be held June 14 in New York. The Fair comes on the heels of last year’s successful “Emerging Communities Fair,” in which residents […]
May 27, 2009

National Reform Leaders to Speak in New Orleans

New Orleans will welcome two major events with Union of Reform Judaism leadership this month. On June 12, the URJ will hold its board meeting in New Orleans, and that night URJ President Rabbi Eric Yoffie will speak at the community’s joint summer Shabbat service. […]
May 26, 2009

Rosh Ha’Ayin-Birmingham Partnership Gains International Recognition

The partnership between Birmingham and Rosh Ha’ayin will be recognized this summer by Sister Cities International at its annual convention in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Birmingham and Rosh Ha’ayin became official sister cities in 2005, though the Birmingham Jewish community has a relationship with Rosh Ha’ayin […]
May 25, 2009

Hebrew Union College to Honor Tulane President

Dr. Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University, will be presented with the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the graduation ceremonies for Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati on June 7. Cowen will deliver the graduation address to the Class of 2009, at the Isaac […]
May 19, 2009

Gulf Coast Beth Israel Dedication Set

The April 19 board meeting for Beth Israel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast was anything but routine. Over three and one-half years since Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore, rendering the Beth Israel building in Biloxi unusable, the congregation met in its own building for the first […]
May 12, 2009

Southern Miss Student Named Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellow

University of Southern Mississippi history graduate student Meghan Waldow of Floral Park, N.Y., has been named a fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, founded by Elie Wiesel. The fellowship will give Waldow the opportunity to study in Poland to explore the country’s rich Jewish heritage […]
January 1, 2006

Rockower Archive: Salvaging Holiday Spirit in Mobile (January 2004)

(Editor’s Note: This article won a first place Rockower Award for Excellence in News Reporting from the American Jewish Press Association.) An attempt to broaden the scope of a children’s holiday parade in Mobile last month backfired on organizers, who were shocked to see their […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: Holocaust Drama Director Leaving (June 2000)

(Editor’s Note: This article won a first place Rockower Award for Excellence in Spot News Reporting from the American Jewish Press Association.) Holocaust drama director leaving Claims job eliminated after questioning religious program in Hamilton public school, will teach at Jacobs Camp this summer The […]
December 31, 2005

Rockower Archive: For Those Who Do Not Know Where To Ask (May 2000)

(Editor’s Note: This lead editorial from May 2000 won a first place Rockower Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing from the American Jewish Press Association).For Those Who Do Not Know Where To Ask Item: A missionary group in Mississippi goes through the Birmingham phone book […]