October 19, 2022

Theatre is family tradition for “Anastasia” actress Gerri Weagraff

By Lee J. Green Gerri Weagraff’s family and tradition in theatre go all the way back to her grandfather starring in Yiddish Theatre in eastern Europe during the late 19th century. The Jewish actress, who plays Dowager Empress in the touring musical “Anastasia,” also got […]
October 2, 2020

Changes for Bart Cultural Series at NOLA JCC

Thanks to Covid, things are different for this year’s Cathy and Morris Bart Cultural Arts Series at the Uptown Jewish Community Center in New Orleans. The series will include four socially-distant movie screenings, each of which will have three showings. There will also be three […]
April 24, 2020

Camp Dream Street won’t hold in-person camp this year

As Jewish summer camps grapple with the decision on whether to open, have a partial season or shut down for 2020, one decision has already been made. Camp Dream Street, which is held at the Union of Reform Judaism’s Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, […]
April 22, 2020

Jordan Lawrence named cantorial soloist at Metairie’s Gates of Prayer

Jordan Lawrence has always connected to her Judaism through music. Now, as the new cantorial soloist for Gates of Prayer in Metairie, she will have plenty of opportunities to connect, and help others do so in the process. Her selection was announced in a video […]
April 20, 2020

New Orleans Jewish Community Healthcare Workers Take Home Meal Program launched

After spending a long shift treating patients with coronavirus, who wants to think about cooking? On April 20, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans announced the launch of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community Healthcare Workers Take Home Meal Program. The program was developed […]