November 21, 2022

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry moves into expanded Metairie location

Just in time for Chanukah shopping, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry has opened its new flagship store in Metairie, outside Lakeside Shopping Center. At 10,000 square feet, the freestanding store is more than twice the size of the store that was inside the mall since 1996. […]
November 19, 2022

Florida’s Golden joins Pearl in SEC Jewish hoops coaches fraternity

By Lee J. Green SEC basketball moved closer to a “coaches’ minyan” with Todd Golden leading the Florida Gators and joining Auburn Coach Bruce Pearl, as well as his son/assistant coach Steven Pearl and newly-hired graduate assistant Geoff Gray. Golden became the Gators’ head man […]
November 18, 2022

Ensler becomes first Jewish Alabama Legislator in almost 50 years

Judge Monet Gaines swears in Phillip Ensler as a member of the Alabama Legislature on Nov. 9 outside Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church For the first time in almost 50 years, Alabama will have a Jewish state legislator, with the Nov. 8 election of […]
November 14, 2022

Peace Tree honoring Abraham Accords planted in Birmingham

Moroccan Parliamentarian Ibtissame Ezzaoui, Bahraini Fatema Alharbi, City Council President Wardine Alexander, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Israeli Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon, Councilor Darrell O’Quinn and Sharaka Global Affairs Director Dan Feferman plant the Peace Tree in Birmingham on Nov. 2. During the World Games in July, […]
November 12, 2022

After redistricting, Rep. Elaine Luria loses re-election bid

From staff and JNS reports Elaine Luria, who grew up in Birmingham’s Jewish community, lost her bid for re-election in Virginia’s second Congressional district, after the district was redrawn to make it much more Republican. In conceding the race, she said “We set out to […]
November 7, 2022

Federation’s new CEO is New Orleans’ latest French influence

Robert French has been named the new CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. The current executive director of Jewish El Paso and The Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso, French will succeed Arnie Fielkow, who is retiring at the end of the […]
November 6, 2022

Former Saint Galette voices antisemitism while supporting Kyrie Irving

2013 photo by Michael Hebert/New Orleans Saints Former New Orleans Saint Junior Galette has added his name to the long list of people speaking out about the Kyrie Irving antisemitism controversy — but on Irving’s side, and adding his own antisemitic tweets to the mix. […]
November 4, 2022

Arrest made in arson outside Birmingham’s Beth-El, no antisemitic motive seen

An arrest has been made after today’s incidents at Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El involving a lit propane tank and a suspicious backpack, but law enforcement officials are saying the synagogue was not specifically targeted as a Jewish institution, so it is not regarded as an antisemitic […]
November 2, 2022

Gates of Prayer hosting Zioness founder, terrorism survivor for Chayei Sarah weekend

Zioness graphic For the weekend of Chayei Sarah, Gates of Prayer in Metairie is welcoming two prominent women as speakers during Shabbat. Amanda Berman is founder and director of Zioness, an organization that was formed to demonstrate that being progressive and being Zionist are not […]