New Orleans

New Name, New Project, New Orleans

04/03/2012
Staff Writer

Disaster relief experts know the story. In the wake of a catastrophe like 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a stricken city or town will be deluged with money, aid and attention that recedes all too soon when public sympathy weakens or is drawn elsewhere. Of course, there are exceptions.

Like movie star Brad Pitt, whose Make It Right nonprofit is rebuilding the city’s devastated Ninth Ward, a New York-based Jewish organization also has made a commitment to the Crescent City’s recovery.

A Bend the Arc loan will help transform this derelict structure into a high-quality health clinic.

Renamed Progressive Group, Bend The Arc, To Fund New Orleans Health Clinic

04/02/2012
Staff Writer

Disaster relief experts know the story. In the wake of a catastrophe like 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a stricken city or town will be deluged with money, aid and attention that recedes all too soon when public sympathy weakens or is drawn elsewhere. Of course, there are exceptions.

Like movie star Brad Pitt, whose Make It Right non-profit is rebuilding the city’s devastated Ninth Ward, a New York-based Jewish organization has made a commitment to the Crescent City’s recovery.

RNC Calls For 'United Israel Governed Under One Law For All People'

01/22/2012
JTA

The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution calling for "a united Israel governed under one law for all people."

The resolution passed last week at an RNC conference in New Orleans. Some liberal bloggers suggested that the resolution effectively called for a single state in Israel and the West Bank, with citizenship rights extended to all.

Alt Break New Orleans: Not So Big, Not So Easy.

02/03/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

When one mentions New Orleans to anyone who has been there, they generally respond with stupor-induced memories of the French Quarter and vague recollections of jazz.

Alex Rubin

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

11/16/2010
Editor and Publisher

One of the enduring images of Hurricane Katrina for the Jewish community of New Orleans, and well beyond, was of a kipah-wearing rescue worker, in waist-high water, carrying one of seven Torahs out of the sanctuary of the century-old Orthodox congregation, Beth Israel.

The Torahs did not make it; water-logged beyond repair, they ultimately were buried in the synagogue’s cemetery, along with 3,000 prayer books.

Gary Rosenblatt

Of Surveys And Kosher Beignets

I have to admit that at least half the time that I start those online “Survey Monkey” questionnaires, I get bored or distracted in the middle and never end up finishing them.

However, thanks to my undying loyalty to The Cause and my desire to win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com, I just finished the Jewish Outreach Institute’s survey to assess the “needs and preferences of American Jews” (or at least the needs and preferences of those American Jews who like shopping at Amazon.com).

Biden To Address GA in New Orleans

10/05/2010

(JTA) — Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the annual
General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, the organization announced.
The conference, which annually gathers several thousand officials and lay leaders of the Jewish federation system, will be held Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans.

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