November 4, 2010

People of the Book Festival in New Orleans

This year’s annual People of the Book Festival includes a revival of People of the Film. The week-long celebration of books and Jewish authors at the Uptown Jewish Community Center in New Orleans will include the revival of the New Orleans Jewish Film Festival, spearheaded […]
October 31, 2010

Pastor of Large Birmingham Church Resigns, Starting New Church at Synagogue

Rev. Al B. Sutton, pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, one of the city’s largest black churches, surprised his flock this morning by announcing that he was leaving to start a new church, which will meet at Temple Emanu-El. Sutton attended Yom Kippur […]
October 31, 2010

Netanyahu to speak at GA in New Orleans

Earlier today, the Jewish Federations of North America confirmed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will headline the 2010 General Assembly and Lion of Judah conventions in New Orleans next month. Over 4,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend. The GA runs […]
October 29, 2010

Segev to speak at Beth Or

On Nov. 3, Temple Beth Or will host noted Israeli author, historian and journalist Tom Segev as this year’s Rothschild-Blachschleger lecturer. Segev writes a weekly column in Ha’aretz, Israel’s leading daily newspaper, and is the author of “The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust” […]
October 28, 2010

Alabama Plans Jewish Student Recruitment Weekend

The University of Alabama Hillel is sponsoring a recruitment weekend, Nov. 12 to 14. It is an opportunity for Jewish high school juniors and seniors to visit the Tuscaloosa campus, and experience campus life at Alabama as guests of Hillel. The weekend will include a […]
October 27, 2010

Wide Range of Mitzvah Projects for GA Delegates

On Nov. 8, delegates can choose from a wide range of social service projects for the Day of Service, which will be from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. There are 1100 slots at four off-site volunteer opportunities. Some will travel to Beacon of Hope, for a […]
October 27, 2010

New Orleans Set For Unique GA

The New Orleans Jewish community is gearing up for “The Big Embrace,” welcoming an estimated 5,000 delegates to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America and the biennial Lion of Judah conference. The GA runs Nov. 7 to 9, with advance activities […]
October 23, 2010

Fort Walton Congregation Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years, Rabbi Mark Washofsky presided over the dedication of Temple Beth Shalom in Ft. Walton Beach. The son of founding members Sonia and Ralph Washofsky will return to provide an address at the congregation’s 25th anniversary next month. Other charter members and rabbis who […]
October 21, 2010

CUFI Holds Shreveport Event

Christians United for Israel will hold its annual north Louisiana Night to Honor Israel in Shreveport, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. The event will be at Gateway Church on Youree Drive, formerly the Broadmoor Assembly of God. Following the event, a reception will be held […]